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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 582 562 549
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.068% 0.057% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £260 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.65% -20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £243 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £305 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £260 £303
% change year-on-year
+29.80% -14.04%
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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 10 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 24 December 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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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 -26 10 £413 +58.65%
London +22 9 £450 +28.57%
Nottingham - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (74.19%) SQL
1 23 (74.19%) VB
2 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
3 18 (58.06%) Java
3 18 (58.06%) .NET
4 17 (54.84%) PL/SQL
4 17 (54.84%) VB6
5 16 (51.61%) Oracle
5 16 (51.61%) CSS
5 16 (51.61%) Oracle Database
6 14 (45.16%) XML
7 11 (35.48%) VBScript
7 11 (35.48%) IIS
7 11 (35.48%) HTML
8 10 (32.26%) XSD
8 10 (32.26%) XSL
9 9 (29.03%) C++
10 8 (25.81%) Migration
10 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (25.81%) Windows
11 7 (22.58%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
11 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
11 7 (22.58%) jQuery
11 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (19.35%) HTML5
12 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (19.35%) CSS3
12 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
12 6 (19.35%) Middleware

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (35.48%) IIS
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle 10gAS
4 2 (6.45%) OpenEdge
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LDAP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle Database
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.23%) DTS
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (9.68%) JUnit
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) WebSpeed
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) MSTest
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Rose
4 1 (3.23%) Toad
4 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.23%) Advertising
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
1 1 (3.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (96.77%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) VB Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (19.35%) VB6 Developer
5 4 (12.90%) VB Programmer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Programmer
5 4 (12.90%) ASP Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Progress Developer
7 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) VB Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Designer
8 1 (3.23%) Classic ASP Developer
8 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) CSS
3 14 (45.16%) XML
4 11 (35.48%) HTML
5 10 (32.26%) XSD
5 10 (32.26%) XSL
6 7 (22.58%) jQuery
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (19.35%) HTML5
7 6 (19.35%) JSP
7 6 (19.35%) CSS3
7 6 (19.35%) JavaBeans
7 6 (19.35%) Middleware
8 2 (6.45%) OCX
8 2 (6.45%) DHTML
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (6.45%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.45%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Statistics
3 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) OO
2 4 (12.90%) RDF
2 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
3 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) Web Development
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Validation
4 2 (6.45%) UML
4 2 (6.45%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Kanban
5 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
1 23 (74.19%) VB
2 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
3 18 (58.06%) Java
4 17 (54.84%) PL/SQL
4 17 (54.84%) VB6
5 11 (35.48%) VBScript
6 9 (29.03%) C++
7 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
8 6 (19.35%) VBA
8 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
8 6 (19.35%) C
9 5 (16.13%) C#
10 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
10 2 (6.45%) VC++
10 2 (6.45%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Progress
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Sybase