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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OLE Custom Controls (OCX)
Rank 583 - 578
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OCX 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - 0.003%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £218 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 - -
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
14764 12753 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.74% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9559 7969 8989
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £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 220 349 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 11 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England - 4 £218 - 3
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
London - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

OCX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (90.91%) ActiveX
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) VB
1 10 (90.91%) VB6
1 10 (90.91%) DAO
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) MS Project
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (9.09%) Frame Relay
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (9.09%) ATM
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) RIP
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) CCIE
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) CCDA
5 1 (9.09%) CCDP
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification

OCX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) RIP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) MPLS
1 1 (9.09%) OSPF
1 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
1 1 (9.09%) VRRP
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (9.09%) Frame Relay
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAAS
1 1 (9.09%) HSRP
1 1 (9.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
1 10 (90.91%) VB Developer
1 10 (90.91%) VB6 Developer
2 4 (36.36%) VB Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) ActiveX
1 10 (90.91%) DAO
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) VB
1 10 (90.91%) VB6
2 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCIE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) CCDA
1 1 (9.09%) CCDP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
1 1 (9.09%) JNCIE
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Juniper
1 1 (9.09%) Brocade
1 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
1 1 (9.09%) F5
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