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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 554 544 563
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing OLE 29 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.044% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.15% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 1
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£313 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-26.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
OLE
UK

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
14321 14131 14674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.98% 29.36% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9235 9254 9139
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 250 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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
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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
South East -11 13 - - 1
London +14 6 - - 1
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
OLE
UK

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.19%) Oracle
3 18 (33.33%) VB
4 15 (27.78%) .NET
4 15 (27.78%) Finance
4 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 14 (25.93%) Windows
6 13 (24.07%) C#
7 12 (22.22%) HTML
7 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 12 (22.22%) HP
7 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 11 (20.37%) Banking
8 11 (20.37%) Knowledge Management
8 11 (20.37%) JSP
8 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
8 11 (20.37%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (18.52%) CRM
9 10 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (18.52%) Project Management
9 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
10 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
11 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
11 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
12 6 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
12 6 (11.11%) R
12 6 (11.11%) Salesforce.com

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 3 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.85%) IPv4
2 1 (1.85%) IPv6
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.85%) DB2
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.85%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.85%) Toad
3 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (12.96%) Tester
1 7 (12.96%) Analyst
1 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) Developer
2 6 (11.11%) Automation Tester
2 6 (11.11%) Architect
2 6 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Information Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) MI Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) Risk Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Information Manager
5 2 (3.70%) QA Tester
5 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (1.85%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) .NET
2 12 (22.22%) HTML
3 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
3 11 (20.37%) JSP
4 3 (5.56%) XML
4 3 (5.56%) ODBC
4 3 (5.56%) OLE DB
4 3 (5.56%) ADO
5 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.70%) J2EE
5 2 (3.70%) XML Schema
5 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.70%) Middleware
5 2 (3.70%) ActiveX
5 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.85%) J2ME
6 1 (1.85%) ISAPI
6 1 (1.85%) MAPI
6 1 (1.85%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (3.70%) CESG
2 2 (3.70%) Wiki
3 1 (1.85%) Swaptions
3 1 (1.85%) iPhone
3 1 (1.85%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Animation
3 1 (1.85%) PMI
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Handset
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.11%) UNIX
4 5 (9.26%) Linux
5 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Knowledge Management
2 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
2 10 (18.52%) CRM
2 10 (18.52%) Project Management
3 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
4 6 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
5 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Service Management
6 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.56%) Validation
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.70%) Six Sigma
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL
7 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) VB
2 13 (24.07%) C#
3 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.11%) R
5 5 (9.26%) SQL
6 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.56%) C++
7 3 (5.56%) C
7 3 (5.56%) Java
7 3 (5.56%) VBA
7 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.70%) Perl
8 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.85%) VBScript
9 1 (1.85%) Delphi
9 1 (1.85%) VC++
9 1 (1.85%) Python
9 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) CISSP
5 3 (5.56%) CISA
6 2 (3.70%) CISM
6 2 (3.70%) Degree
6 2 (3.70%) CRISC
7 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.85%) PMP
7 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.85%) QiCA
7 1 (1.85%) GIAC
7 1 (1.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) RACF
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) WSUS
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.19%) Oracle
3 12 (22.22%) HP
4 6 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.70%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) Sybase
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) Remedy
6 1 (1.85%) McAfee
6 1 (1.85%) VMware
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