The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for OLAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLAP over the 3 months to 28 March 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 Analytical Processing (OLAP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 120 123
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3  
Contract jobs citing OLAP 9 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.97% 1.29% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Median daily rate £394 £433 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.95% +33.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £399 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £467 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OLAP 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 West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 458 697 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.60% 25.48% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 396 327
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -44.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for OLAP in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OLAP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for OLAP in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLAP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLAP in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLAP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLAP in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Birmingham -1 2 £363 -7.05%
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 1
OLAP
England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLAP 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OLAP.

1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (71.43%) ETL
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) MDX
8 5 (35.71%) Advertising
9 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
9 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
10 3 (21.43%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
11 2 (14.29%) Migration
11 2 (14.29%) Finance
11 2 (14.29%) Cognos
11 2 (14.29%) IBM
11 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
11 2 (14.29%) Power BI
11 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
12 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
12 1 (7.14%) Tableau
12 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
12 1 (7.14%) Data Quality

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (28.57%) Data Mining
6 3 (21.43%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (14.29%) Power BI
7 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (7.14%) OLTP
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
8 1 (7.14%) QlikView
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (35.71%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) ETL Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) DBA
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior DBA
5 2 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 2 (14.29%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SSRS Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cognos BI Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Report Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Report Writer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (71.43%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Data Lineage
5 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cognos
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau