The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for OLTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 253 258
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5  
Contract jobs citing OLTP 2 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.92% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 13
Median daily rate £425 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% +8.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £343
% change year-on-year -0.68% +6.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 -

OLTP is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1705 1854 2015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.32% 20.78% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1156 1233
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +57.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing OLTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the South East

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OLTP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the South East

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in the South East

OLTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +23 1 £425 -9.57%
Surrey +1 1 - -
OLTP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for OLTP.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Big Data
3 3 (50.00%) Metadata Management
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Data Management
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) MapReduce
4 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) MDX
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) DB2
4 2 (33.33%) OLAP
4 2 (33.33%) SOA

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (16.67%) GemFire
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) Couchbase
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) OLAP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (16.67%) HBase
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Gradle
2 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Data Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL BI Architect
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) MDX
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) Kafka
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Management
3 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (50.00%) MapReduce
3 3 (50.00%) Metadata Management
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (33.33%) Master Data Management
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) IFRS
1 1 (16.67%) IFRS 9
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (16.67%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) MapR
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat