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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 558 548 519
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -29
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 13 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.023% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.096% 0.084% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
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£400 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -24.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £265 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.35% -24.28%
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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -16 13 £400 +50.94%
London - 11 £425 -
South East -20 1 £338 +29.80%
Surrey - 1 £338 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Woking - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) JavaScript
3 19 (61.29%) Java
4 18 (58.06%) PL/SQL
4 18 (58.06%) .NET
5 16 (51.61%) Oracle
5 16 (51.61%) XML
5 16 (51.61%) CSS
5 16 (51.61%) VB6
5 16 (51.61%) Oracle Database
6 14 (45.16%) IIS
6 14 (45.16%) VBScript
7 12 (38.71%) HTML
7 12 (38.71%) Windows
8 11 (35.48%) XSD
8 11 (35.48%) XSL
9 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (29.03%) C++
11 8 (25.81%) VBA
11 8 (25.81%) Migration
12 7 (22.58%) C#
12 7 (22.58%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (19.35%) HTML5
13 6 (19.35%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (19.35%) CSS3
13 6 (19.35%) JSP
13 6 (19.35%) JavaBeans
13 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 14 (45.16%) IIS
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle 10gAS
4 2 (6.45%) Confluence
4 2 (6.45%) OpenEdge
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle Database
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) OLAP
7 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (12.90%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) MSBuild
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
3 2 (6.45%) WebSpeed
4 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.23%) Toad
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Rose
4 1 (3.23%) MSTest
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle Developer
2 7 (22.58%) VB Developer
3 4 (12.90%) VB6 Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
3 4 (12.90%) ASP Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) VB Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Progress Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Web Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) .NET
2 16 (51.61%) XML
2 16 (51.61%) CSS
3 12 (38.71%) HTML
4 11 (35.48%) XSD
4 11 (35.48%) XSL
5 6 (19.35%) HTML5
5 6 (19.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (19.35%) CSS3
5 6 (19.35%) JSP
5 6 (19.35%) JavaBeans
5 6 (19.35%) Middleware
5 6 (19.35%) jQuery
6 4 (12.90%) DHTML
7 3 (9.68%) ADO
8 2 (6.45%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (6.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Statistics
3 2 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) RDF
3 4 (12.90%) OO
3 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
4 3 (9.68%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (6.45%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Build Automation
5 2 (6.45%) UML
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.45%) Release Management
5 2 (6.45%) Web Development
5 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
6 1 (3.23%) Scrum
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
1 23 (74.19%) VB
2 22 (70.97%) JavaScript
3 19 (61.29%) Java
4 18 (58.06%) PL/SQL
5 16 (51.61%) VB6
6 14 (45.16%) VBScript
7 9 (29.03%) C++
8 8 (25.81%) VBA
9 7 (22.58%) C#
10 6 (19.35%) C
10 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
11 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
12 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
13 2 (6.45%) Progress 4GL
13 2 (6.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Progress
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase