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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 241 226 245
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs citing OLE 12 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.10% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.40% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-12.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OLE
England

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
2279 2261 2469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.48% 25.75% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1314 1285 1239
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 78
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £17.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLE within the South East region over the 3 months to 15 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - - - -
OLE
England

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 14 (66.67%) Oracle
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) .NET
3 12 (57.14%) C#
3 12 (57.14%) HP
3 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
4 11 (52.38%) Knowledge Management
4 11 (52.38%) HTML
4 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
4 11 (52.38%) VB
4 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
4 11 (52.38%) JSP
5 10 (47.62%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (47.62%) CRM
5 10 (47.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
5 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
5 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
5 10 (47.62%) Functional Testing
6 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (38.10%) Windows
8 7 (33.33%) Project Management
8 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) Kerberos
10 3 (14.29%) VPN
10 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 2 (9.52%) Android
11 2 (9.52%) OLE DB
11 2 (9.52%) Memory Management

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Kerberos
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) IPv4
2 1 (4.76%) IPv6
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
2 11 (52.38%) JSP
2 11 (52.38%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) ODBC
3 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
3 2 (9.52%) ADO
3 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET
3 2 (9.52%) OLE DB
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) CESG
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Knowledge Management
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) CRM
2 10 (47.62%) Functional Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Project Management
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Memory Management
5 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.76%) Document Management
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) VB
2 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
3 2 (9.52%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Delphi
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Oracle
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) McAfee
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Sybase