The table below looks at the statistics for OLE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 252 - 229
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OLE 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.050% - 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% - 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2338 2108 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.58% 24.73% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1181 1140
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
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 the South East

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

OLE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OLE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OLE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OLE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OLE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) Project Management
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
2 6 (35.29%) JSP
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) CRM
4 4 (23.53%) VB
4 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (23.53%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) VBA
5 3 (17.65%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
5 3 (17.65%) MOS
5 3 (17.65%) Document Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) Kerberos
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) IPv4
3 1 (5.88%) IPv6
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) QA Tester
1 4 (23.53%) Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Junior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modeller
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Junior
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
1 6 (35.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
3 4 (23.53%) CRM
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) Document Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) VB
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) VBA
4 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) MOS
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix