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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 412 427 420
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing OLE 3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.025% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.081% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£425 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £313 £425
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -26.47%
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
7449 7391 8050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.41% 30.87% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5470 5160 5812
Average daily rate £438 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 52
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £17.50 £23.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) OLE DB
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) SNMP
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) VBScript
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) SCOM
3 4 (57.14%) SCVMM
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) SCOrch
3 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (28.57%) HP SIM
6 1 (14.29%) COREP
6 1 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) EAM
6 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
6 1 (14.29%) SAP PM

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Excel Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) OLE DB
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VBScript
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
1 4 (57.14%) SCOM
1 4 (57.14%) SCVMM
1 4 (57.14%) SCOrch
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (28.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) SAP