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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 562 566 522
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -44
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 10 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.072% 0.058% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £258 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £328 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £278 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -20.71%
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
13794 13709 12465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.74% 26.93% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9091 8545 7813
Average daily rate £388 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 268 319
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 26 February 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 8 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 26 February 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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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 10 £338 +21.62% 1
London - 8 £340 -
South East -27 1 £338 +23.85%
Surrey - 1 £338 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Woking - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 19 (79.17%) VB
2 17 (70.83%) SQL
3 16 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 16 (66.67%) CSS
4 15 (62.50%) Java
5 14 (58.33%) PL/SQL
5 14 (58.33%) .NET
6 13 (54.17%) Oracle
6 13 (54.17%) Oracle Database
7 12 (50.00%) Windows
7 12 (50.00%) VB6
8 10 (41.67%) XML
8 10 (41.67%) VBScript
8 10 (41.67%) VBA
9 9 (37.50%) IIS
9 9 (37.50%) HTML
9 9 (37.50%) C++
10 8 (33.33%) XSD
10 8 (33.33%) XSL
11 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (25.00%) Migration
12 6 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (25.00%) jQuery
12 6 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (25.00%) HTML5
12 6 (25.00%) CSS3
12 6 (25.00%) UNIX
12 6 (25.00%) JSP
12 6 (25.00%) C

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 9 (37.50%) IIS
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle 10gAS
4 2 (8.33%) Confluence
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SMTP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle Database
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (4.17%) OLAP
7 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) JUnit
4 2 (8.33%) NSubstitute
4 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) MSBuild
4 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Advertising
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.33%) VB Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Designer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) CSS
2 14 (58.33%) .NET
3 10 (41.67%) XML
4 9 (37.50%) HTML
5 8 (33.33%) XSD
5 8 (33.33%) XSL
6 6 (25.00%) JSP
6 6 (25.00%) JavaBeans
6 6 (25.00%) Middleware
6 6 (25.00%) jQuery
6 6 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (25.00%) HTML5
6 6 (25.00%) CSS3
7 3 (12.50%) DHTML
8 2 (8.33%) ADO
8 2 (8.33%) JSON
8 2 (8.33%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.33%) DCOM
9 1 (4.17%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 4 (16.67%) RDF
4 3 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) Validation
5 2 (8.33%) Web Development
5 2 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Build Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 2 (8.33%) Release Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.17%) MVC
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) VB
2 17 (70.83%) SQL
3 16 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 15 (62.50%) Java
5 14 (58.33%) PL/SQL
6 12 (50.00%) VB6
7 10 (41.67%) VBScript
7 10 (41.67%) VBA
8 9 (37.50%) C++
9 6 (25.00%) C
9 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (20.83%) C#
11 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
12 2 (8.33%) F#
13 1 (4.17%) VC++
13 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft