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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 392 400 376
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs citing OLE 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.060% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£394 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £475 -
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -
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
6364 6665 6048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.76% 29.75% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4598 4750 4433
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £293 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 50
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £49.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLE across the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

OLE Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) ETL
2 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) ODBC
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (42.86%) Analytics
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) OLE DB
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) SCOM
4 4 (28.57%) SCOrch
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Spanish Language
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) SNMP
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SNMP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) jMock
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Spanish Language
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft BI Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) ODBC
2 5 (35.71%) OLE DB
3 4 (28.57%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) J2SE
5 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ETL
1 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Analytics
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (14.29%) R
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) OCFS2
2 1 (7.14%) GlusterFS
2 1 (7.14%) GFS2
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOrch
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (14.29%) HP SIM
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
2 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper