The table below looks at the statistics for ActiveX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActiveX over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 633 607 607
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.021% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £328 £291 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +4.01%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £291 £280
% change year-on-year
+9.87% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median 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
14869 14628 14562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.99% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10542 9658 9678
Median daily rate £418 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 202 181
Median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £17.64 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

ActiveX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ActiveX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActiveX within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 10 £328 -20.60% 2
London +12 5 £450 -
North East - 4 £314 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £314 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £308 -
South East -20 1 £375 -9.09%
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
City of London - 1 £330 -
Docklands, London - 1 £520 -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ActiveX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ActiveX.

1 10 (83.33%) VB
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) VBScript
4 5 (41.67%) IIS
4 5 (41.67%) VB6
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) XSD
5 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (25.00%) XSL
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
7 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Ant
2 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) WebObjects
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Architect
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) VBA Developer
4 1 (8.33%) XML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XSD
4 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) XSL
5 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (8.33%) Ajax
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (8.33%) Apache CXF
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) LINQ
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
5 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) CentOS
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
1 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) VB
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) VBScript
3 5 (41.67%) VB6
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) Perl
7 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (8.33%) VBA
7 1 (8.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat