The table below looks at the statistics for OCX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OCX over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OLE Custom Controls (OCX)
Rank - - 644
Contract jobs citing OCX 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.003%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £270
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16252 16367 15677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.23% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11254 11273 10177
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 306 180
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £17.33 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

OCX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OCX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OCX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OCX.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Telnet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) SSH
1 4 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Change Control
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

OCX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 4 (100.00%) SSH
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Telnet
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Control
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCSE
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco