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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 578 552 535
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing OLE 11 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.017% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.060% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
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£450 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.29% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £319 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £243 £350
% change year-on-year
+85.56% -30.71%
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
13648 13265 12974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 28.04% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9481 8696 8251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 271 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £15.75 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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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
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
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OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) HP
2 11 (30.56%) Project Management
2 11 (30.56%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 7 (19.44%) HTML
5 7 (19.44%) VB
5 7 (19.44%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
6 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 6 (16.67%) JSP
6 6 (16.67%) .NET
6 6 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (13.89%) VBA
7 5 (13.89%) Linux
7 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
7 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.11%) QA
8 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.11%) UNIX
8 4 (11.11%) C#
8 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.11%) CRM
9 3 (8.33%) MOS
9 3 (8.33%) Document Management

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MicroStation
3 1 (2.78%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) IPv4
3 1 (2.78%) IPv6
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) SNMP
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Essbase
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.78%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.78%) Toad
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) jMock
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support
1 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Tester
2 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
2 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Build Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Junior
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (16.67%) JSP
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.56%) Middleware
4 2 (5.56%) OLE DB
5 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.78%) J2SE
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) DHTML
5 1 (2.78%) ADO
5 1 (2.78%) COM+
5 1 (2.78%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Hedge funds
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Clustering
1 2 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) iPad
2 1 (2.78%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX
5 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.56%) Android
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 4 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (8.33%) Document Management
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Data Validation
5 2 (5.56%) High Availability
5 2 (5.56%) Change Control
5 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.56%) SOA
5 2 (5.56%) OO
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (19.44%) VB
3 5 (13.89%) VBA
4 4 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) VBScript
5 3 (8.33%) R
6 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.56%) Java
6 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) VB6
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) MOS
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
1 2 (5.56%) WSUS
1 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (5.56%) HP SIM
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
1 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
1 11 (30.56%) HP
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.56%) Remedy
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Sybase
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