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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 552 527 517
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs citing OLE 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.027% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.099% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
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£650 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
12432 12178 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.31% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 7786 7583
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 252 317
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 January 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 +13 2 £650 +104.72% 3
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
OLE
UK

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) HP
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) VB
3 4 (18.18%) VBA
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (13.64%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) VBScript
4 3 (13.64%) XML
4 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.64%) IBM
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) R
4 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.09%) HP SIM
5 2 (9.09%) Puppet
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (9.09%) SCOrch
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) MicroStation
3 1 (4.55%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
1 1 (4.55%) SNMP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Essbase
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Rose
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
2 1 (4.55%) jMock
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Build Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Data Modeller
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Junior
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Excel Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) OLE DB
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) JSP
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) DHTML
3 1 (4.55%) J2SE
3 1 (4.55%) ActiveX
3 1 (4.55%) COM+
3 1 (4.55%) ADO
3 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) Hedge funds
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) High Availability
3 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 2 (9.09%) Data Validation
3 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
3 2 (9.09%) Validation
3 2 (9.09%) Document Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) SOA
3 2 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) UML
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) OOD
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Logistics
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) VB
1 4 (18.18%) VBA
1 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
2 3 (13.64%) R
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) MOS
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP SIM
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
1 2 (9.09%) SCOrch
1 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Sybase
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