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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 627 598 590
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -8
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 3 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.032% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.018% 0.11% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -12.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+53.84% +5.69%
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
16432 15759 15480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.87% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 10009 9954
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 215 266
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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
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 5 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 3 September 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 -25 3 £500 +61.29% 6
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 -
South West - 2 £500 - 3
London -15 1 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 £500 -

ActiveX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) DHTML
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Application Discovery
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) DHTML
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ADO
2 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
2 1 (16.67%) DCOM
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) OLE
2 1 (16.67%) OLE DB
2 1 (16.67%) X-Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (16.67%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Application Discovery
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle