The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 391 410 405
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing OLE 8 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.033% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.10% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £538 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7209 7626 7622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.66% 31.43% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5117 5478 5350
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 71 82
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
OLE
England

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLE within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London +22 2 - -
Romford - - - -
OLE
England

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) VB
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Statistics
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (18.18%) Wiki
4 2 (18.18%) R
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 1 (9.09%) ClearQuest
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) J2EE
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (9.09%) Rational Rose

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Rational Rose
1 1 (9.09%) Toad
1 1 (9.09%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Information Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) MI Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Perl Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) DHTML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) ADO
1 1 (9.09%) COM+
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Statistics
2 2 (18.18%) Wiki
3 1 (9.09%) Swaptions
3 1 (9.09%) PMI
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Process Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) R
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) PMP
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) GIAC
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Sybase
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Apple