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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 583 581 593
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 21 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.039% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £490 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15578 15242 15706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.87% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10165 9888 9399
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 254 394
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActiveX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

ActiveX Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 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 30 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
England -8 21 £315 -11.26% 1
London +25 12 £228 -53.57%
South East -9 6 £325 +42.85% 1
Oxfordshire -5 4 £298 +30.76% 1
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) VB
2 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (66.67%) VB6
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) XML
4 11 (40.74%) Java
5 10 (37.04%) VB.NET
5 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
6 9 (33.33%) VBScript
6 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 9 (33.33%) IIS
7 8 (29.63%) XSD
7 8 (29.63%) XSL
7 8 (29.63%) Oracle
7 8 (29.63%) CSS
7 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database
8 7 (25.93%) C#
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (18.52%) HTML
9 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
9 5 (18.52%) DCOM
9 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
9 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (14.81%) DTS
11 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
11 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 9 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) OpenEdge
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LDAP
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.81%) DTS
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
6 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JUnit
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.41%) WebSpeed
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) MSTest
2 1 (3.70%) Rational Rose
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
2 1 (3.70%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
1 1 (3.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) VB Developer
3 6 (22.22%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (14.81%) ASP Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Programmer
4 4 (14.81%) VB Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) VB Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Progress Developer
6 1 (3.70%) VBA Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Excel Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (3.70%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) XML
3 8 (29.63%) XSD
3 8 (29.63%) XSL
3 8 (29.63%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) DCOM
4 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (7.41%) MSMQ
6 2 (7.41%) ISAPI
6 2 (7.41%) OCX
6 2 (7.41%) OLE
6 2 (7.41%) DHTML
6 2 (7.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Handset
3 1 (3.70%) Animation
3 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) OO
1 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.41%) Migration
2 2 (7.41%) MVC
2 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
2 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.70%) Coaching
3 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
3 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Kanban
3 1 (3.70%) Validation
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Scrum
3 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
1 18 (66.67%) VB
1 18 (66.67%) VB6
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (40.74%) Java
4 10 (37.04%) VB.NET
5 9 (33.33%) VBScript
5 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 7 (25.93%) C#
7 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
8 3 (11.11%) C++
8 3 (11.11%) VC++
9 2 (7.41%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
10 1 (3.70%) VBA
10 1 (3.70%) C
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Progress
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Sybase
3 1 (3.70%) SAP