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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 585 548 550
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +2
Contract jobs citing OLE 4 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.058% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.026% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 15
Average daily rate
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£420 £313 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £313 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £313 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £313 £425
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OLE
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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
15141 14259 14334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.49% 28.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 9185 9380
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 249
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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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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 +15 3 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
OLE
UK

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VBScript
2 6 (60.00%) OLE DB
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) SNMP
3 5 (50.00%) UNIX
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) SCCM
3 5 (50.00%) SCOM
3 5 (50.00%) SCVMM
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (50.00%) SCOrch
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Private Cloud
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) HP SIM
5 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) ODBC
7 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (10.00%) ETL
7 1 (10.00%) VB

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modeller
3 1 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Excel Developer
3 1 (10.00%) MI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Database Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) OLE DB
2 5 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) ODBC
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) EAM
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) VBScript
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
1 5 (50.00%) SCOM
1 5 (50.00%) SCVMM
1 5 (50.00%) SCOrch
2 3 (30.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) SAP