The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 South East 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 229 223 242
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing OLE 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.083% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.33% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £450 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 £340
% change year-on-year
- +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2214 2103 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.11% 24.94% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1132 1127
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 68 81
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £20.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
OLE
England

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 24 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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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
Berkshire -1 3 - -
Surrey - - - -
OLE
England

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (54.17%) .NET
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) VB
3 11 (45.83%) HP
3 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
3 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
4 10 (41.67%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 10 (41.67%) JSP
4 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (37.50%) CRM
5 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 6 (25.00%) Project Management
8 6 (25.00%) Windows
9 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 3 (12.50%) SQL
10 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.50%) Kerberos
10 3 (12.50%) VPN
11 2 (8.33%) XML Schema

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Kerberos
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) IPv4
2 1 (4.17%) IPv6
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Tester
2 6 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Product Owner
5 1 (4.17%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Payroll Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 10 (41.67%) JSP
2 10 (41.67%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) XML Schema
3 2 (8.33%) OLE DB
3 2 (8.33%) ADO
3 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET
3 2 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) ODBC
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (4.17%) Social Media
2 1 (4.17%) iPad
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Knowledge Management
2 9 (37.50%) CRM
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Memory Management
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) User Stories
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.17%) Product Management
7 1 (4.17%) Information Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) Content Management
7 1 (4.17%) Document Management
7 1 (4.17%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) VB
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) R
6 1 (4.17%) ABAP
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
6 1 (4.17%) Delphi
6 1 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
1 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Sybase
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee