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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 625 603 570
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -33
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.019% 0.072% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
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£456 £270 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.98% -44.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £270 £351
% change year-on-year
+68.98% -23.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
15586 15225 14507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.37% 27.82% 28.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10497 9780 9197
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 223 285
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

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 7 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 3 August 2015. 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
England -17 3 £456 +68.98% 2
South West 0 2 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 -
South East -21 1 £413 +52.77%
Gloucester - 1 £500 -
Crawley - 1 £413 -
West Sussex - 1 £413 -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) DCOM
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) SMTP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
4 1 (12.50%) OS/2
4 1 (12.50%) NHS

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Applications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) DCOM
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) XSL
3 1 (12.50%) OLE
3 1 (12.50%) OLE DB
3 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (12.50%) Itk
3 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
3 1 (12.50%) DHTML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
3 1 (12.50%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Application Discovery
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) F#
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft