The first table below looks at the demand for OLE skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLE over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 569 498 575
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +77
Contract jobs citing OLE 21 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.043% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £450 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +176.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
OLE
UK

OLE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OLE across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OLE Jobs Demand Trend in England

OLE
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLE across the England region.

OLE Daily Rate Trend in England

OLE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLE across the England region.

OLE Hourly Rate Trend in England

OLE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLE within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East - 11 - -
London -23 4 - - 2
South West - - - -
OLE
UK

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OLE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OLE.

1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) .NET
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) VB
5 5 (17.24%) R
6 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) JSP
7 3 (10.34%) Windows
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.34%) XML
7 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.34%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.34%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OLE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OLE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Staffware
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.45%) SAP HCM
1 1 (3.45%) TIBCO iProcess
1 1 (3.45%) SunGard GMI
1 1 (3.45%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (3.45%) Rolfe and Nolan
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Tester
2 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Designer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Risk Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) JSP
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) OLE DB
4 2 (6.90%) XML Schema
4 2 (6.90%) ODBC
4 2 (6.90%) ADO
4 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
2 1 (3.45%) Derivative
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.34%) CRM
2 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
2 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
3 2 (6.90%) Change Control
3 2 (6.90%) Memory Management
3 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
3 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) UML
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) VB
2 5 (17.24%) R
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.90%) C
5 1 (3.45%) ABAP
5 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.45%) Delphi
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Sybase
5 1 (3.45%) Calypso
5 1 (3.45%) SunGard
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.45%) ILOG
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com