The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OLE Custom Controls (OCX)
Rank 593 575 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing OCX 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.014% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £218 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £218 -
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
14441 14444 12535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.62% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9593 9514 7875
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 186 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) RIP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (50.00%) VRRP
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN

OCX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) RIP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (50.00%) VRRP
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAAS
1 1 (50.00%) HSRP
1 1 (50.00%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Packager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
1 1 (50.00%) F5