The table below looks at the statistics for OLE skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLE over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 413 415 394
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing OLE 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.016% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.051% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £243 £450
% change year-on-year
+60.20% -46.11%
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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7424 7823 7198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.21% 31.34% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5534 5710 5147
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 62
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £55.00 £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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OLE across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OLE Jobs Demand Trend in London

OLE
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLE across the London region.

OLE Daily Rate Trend in London

OLE
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLE across the London region.

OLE Hourly Rate Trend in London

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) VB
3 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) UNIX
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Statistics
4 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (14.29%) Wiki
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (14.29%) SCOM
5 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
5 2 (14.29%) HP SIM
5 2 (14.29%) Perl
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SNMP
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
1 1 (7.14%) Rational Rose
1 1 (7.14%) Toad
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) MI Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Information Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Perl Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) OLE DB
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) ActiveX
3 1 (7.14%) DHTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) ADO
3 1 (7.14%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Statistics
3 2 (14.29%) Wiki
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) PMI
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Process Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Process Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) R
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) VB6
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) CISA
2 1 (7.14%) GIAC
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
1 2 (14.29%) HP SIM
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) VMware