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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 643 652 620
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 7 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.005% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.043% 0.018% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
Median daily rate £450 £500 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £270
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +85.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16161 16327 15634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 27.94% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11202 11022 9940
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 289 220
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.27 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActiveX within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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 -4 5 £450 -10.00% 1
Crawley - 5 £450 -
West Sussex - 5 £450 -
South East - 5 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Port Talbot - 1 - -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 12 (70.59%) .NET
1 12 (70.59%) XML
2 10 (58.82%) VBScript
3 9 (52.94%) VB
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 8 (47.06%) XSL
5 7 (41.18%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) XSLT
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) CMS
6 5 (29.41%) VB6
6 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
7 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
7 4 (23.53%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) Change Management
7 4 (23.53%) XSD
7 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
7 4 (23.53%) CSS
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) IIS
8 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle
8 3 (17.65%) C#
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

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 (29.41%) CMS
2 4 (23.53%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.88%) MSI
3 1 (5.88%) WiX
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Software Architect
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) VBA Developer
4 2 (11.76%) XML Developer
4 2 (11.76%) XML XSLT Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) XML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
1 12 (70.59%) XML
2 8 (47.06%) XSL
3 7 (41.18%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) XSLT
5 4 (23.53%) CSS
5 4 (23.53%) XSD
6 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Change Management
1 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
1 4 (23.53%) OO
1 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) VBScript
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) VB
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) VB6
4 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
5 3 (17.65%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) VBA
7 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix