The table below looks at the statistics for ActiveX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActiveX over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 623 596 589
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 3 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.021% 0.066% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
Average daily rate £600 £344 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.54% +27.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £338 £270
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

ActiveX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ActiveX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ActiveX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ActiveX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ActiveX within the UK.

ActiveX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ActiveX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ActiveX within the UK.

ActiveX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ActiveX
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActiveX within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -15 3 £600 +74.54% 2
South East +13 2 - - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
London -1 1 £600 +71.42%

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActiveX 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 ActiveX.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (40.00%) PowerPivot
2 2 (40.00%) MSI
2 2 (40.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (40.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (40.00%) Application Discovery
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) nginx
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActiveX 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 ActiveX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) AdminStudio
1 2 (40.00%) InstallShield
1 2 (40.00%) MSI
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) WebObjects
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (40.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (20.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Discovery
1 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) XAML
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat