The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 572 556 511
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -45
Contract jobs citing OLE 11 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.039% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.14% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£394 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13560 13453 11630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.28% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8939 8729 7486
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 210 314
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.01 £16.10 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLE across the England region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

OLE Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 10 £394 -
South East -28 1 - -
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UK

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) ETL
2 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) ODBC
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (35.29%) Analytics
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 4 (23.53%) OLE DB
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Spanish Language
5 3 (17.65%) SCOM
5 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (17.65%) SCOrch
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) XML
6 2 (11.76%) VBScript

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SNMP
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) jMock
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
1 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft BI Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Excel Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) ODBC
2 4 (23.53%) OLE DB
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ETL
1 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Analytics
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (5.88%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) R
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) VBA
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) GlusterFS
2 1 (5.88%) GFS2
2 1 (5.88%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
1 3 (17.65%) SCOrch
2 2 (11.76%) SCVMM
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) IBM