The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 581 565 562
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 9 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.016% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.060% 0.056% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
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£270 £490 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.89% +17.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £268 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-23.13% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 1 August 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 14 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 1 August 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 -3 9 £270 -44.89% 1
South East - 3 £270 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £270 -
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Worthing - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (71.43%) SQL
1 10 (71.43%) VB
1 10 (71.43%) VB6
2 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) VB.NET
4 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) DTS
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (28.57%) OCX
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) DCOM
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (21.43%) DAO
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) OLE
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) J2EE
7 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) ODBC
7 2 (14.29%) Windows

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) OpenEdge
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (28.57%) DTS
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) WebSpeed
2 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Rose
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) VB Developer
2 5 (35.71%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) VB Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) VB Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Progress Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VBA Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) OCX
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) DCOM
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (21.43%) DAO
4 2 (14.29%) OLE
4 2 (14.29%) J2EE
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) ODBC
4 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
5 1 (7.14%) J2ME
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) ADO
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) COM+
5 1 (7.14%) MFC
5 1 (7.14%) DHTML
5 1 (7.14%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Handset
1 1 (7.14%) iPhone
1 1 (7.14%) Animation
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
1 10 (71.43%) VB
1 10 (71.43%) VB6
2 8 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) VBA
7 1 (7.14%) C++
7 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (7.14%) VBScript
7 1 (7.14%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
7 1 (7.14%) VC++
7 1 (7.14%) C
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) SAP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Sybase
1 1 (7.14%) Progress
1 1 (7.14%) IBM
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