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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 573 551 532
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs citing OLE 17 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.086% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £663
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -62.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £229 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £933
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £250 £663
% change year-on-year
+55.40% -62.26%
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
14397 13957 14126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.01% 29.13% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9732 9259 8589
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 254 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
London -3 7 £400 -8.57%
South East -13 7 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
OLE
UK

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.00%) Oracle
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 13 (26.00%) VB
3 13 (26.00%) HP
3 13 (26.00%) Finance
4 12 (24.00%) Project Management
5 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) Banking
6 10 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (20.00%) HTML
6 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (20.00%) .NET
7 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (18.00%) JSP
7 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (18.00%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
9 7 (14.00%) UNIX
9 7 (14.00%) CRM
9 7 (14.00%) C#
9 7 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (10.00%) Linux

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.00%) MicroStation
4 1 (2.00%) ProjectWise
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) VPN
2 2 (4.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) SNMP
3 1 (2.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.00%) IPv4
3 1 (2.00%) IPv6
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.00%) MS Access
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.00%) Essbase
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Rational Rose
2 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.00%) Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Tester
3 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Information Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (6.00%) MI Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Information Risk Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) HTML
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (18.00%) JSP
3 3 (6.00%) XML
3 3 (6.00%) OLE DB
4 2 (4.00%) ActiveX
4 2 (4.00%) J2EE
4 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.00%) DHTML
5 1 (2.00%) MFC
5 1 (2.00%) ADO
5 1 (2.00%) ODBC
5 1 (2.00%) COM+
5 1 (2.00%) J2ME
5 1 (2.00%) ISAPI
5 1 (2.00%) MAPI
5 1 (2.00%) DAO
5 1 (2.00%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Statistics
3 2 (4.00%) CESG
3 2 (4.00%) Wiki
4 1 (2.00%) Swaptions
4 1 (2.00%) iPhone
4 1 (2.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Animation
4 1 (2.00%) SCADA
4 1 (2.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.00%) UNIX
4 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.00%) Android
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Project Management
2 9 (18.00%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (14.00%) CRM
3 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.00%) Service Management
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.00%) Coaching
7 2 (4.00%) Change Control
7 2 (4.00%) Data Validation
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) VB
2 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.00%) C#
4 4 (8.00%) VBA
4 4 (8.00%) R
5 3 (6.00%) VBScript
5 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.00%) VB6
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) VC++
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 3 (6.00%) CISSP
5 3 (6.00%) CISA
6 2 (4.00%) CISM
6 2 (4.00%) MOS
6 2 (4.00%) CRISC
6 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) QiCA
7 1 (2.00%) GIAC
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PMP
7 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) RACF
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) WSUS
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) SCOM
1 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (4.00%) HP SIM
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 2 (4.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.00%) Oracle
3 13 (26.00%) HP
4 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.00%) IBM
5 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.00%) Apple
6 1 (2.00%) Remedy
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) Sybase
6 1 (2.00%) SAP