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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 405 422 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing OLE 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.008% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% 0.028% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
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£525 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £243 £350
% change year-on-year
+85.56% -30.71%
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
6889 7267 6634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.88% 29.96% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5264 5258 4835
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 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £551 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 67
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) R
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (22.22%) SCOM
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (22.22%) Hedge funds
4 2 (22.22%) HP SIM
4 2 (22.22%) Puppet
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) SQL

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SNMP
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Rose
2 1 (11.11%) Toad
2 1 (11.11%) jMock
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Platform Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Build Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) OLE DB
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) DHTML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) ADO
3 1 (11.11%) COM+
3 1 (11.11%) ActiveX
3 1 (11.11%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Hedge funds
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) OO
1 2 (22.22%) SOA
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Web Development
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) User Stories
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) R
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) VB6
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
1 2 (22.22%) HP SIM
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Sybase