The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 Transaction Processing (OLTP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 127 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing OLTP 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.045% 0.073% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.22% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £550 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.93% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £335
% change year-on-year +1.49% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +34.66%  

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 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% -  

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the West Midlands

OLTP
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OLTP.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server

OLTP
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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL