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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OLE Custom Controls (OCX)
Rank - 615 578
Contract jobs citing OCX 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.007% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £260
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
14632 13891 13281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.42% 26.89% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 9263 8358
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 189 271
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Telnet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) PuTTY

OCX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Telnet
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco