The first table below looks at the demand for OCX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCX over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OLE Custom Controls (OCX)
Rank 578 568 586
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing OCX 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.007% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

OCX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OCX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OCX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OCX within the UK.

OCX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OCX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OCX within the UK.

OCX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OCX
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCX within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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 - 2 £270 - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
London - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

OCX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCX 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 OCX.

1 6 (85.71%) ActiveX
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) VB
1 6 (85.71%) VB6
2 4 (57.14%) DAO
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) WAAS
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) HSRP
4 1 (14.29%) Multicast
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) MS Visio

OCX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OCX 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 OCX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) RIP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
1 1 (14.29%) VRRP
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAAS
1 1 (14.29%) HSRP
1 1 (14.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) VB Developer
1 6 (85.71%) VB6 Developer
2 4 (57.14%) VB Software Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) ActiveX
2 4 (57.14%) DAO
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) VB
1 6 (85.71%) VB6
2 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCDA
1 1 (14.29%) CCDP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
1 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Juniper
1 1 (14.29%) Brocade
1 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
1 1 (14.29%) F5
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