The table below looks at the statistics for OLE DB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLE DB over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding for Databases (OLE DB)
Rank 582 568 558
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing OLE DB 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.014% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £525 £160
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +228.12%
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
14932 14395 14115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.93% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10190 9264 8798
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 298 396
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

OLE DB
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OLE DB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OLE DB
Daily Rate Trend

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

OLE DB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OLE DB
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OLE DB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OLE DB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OLE DB 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 OLE DB.

1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 17 (77.27%) C++
2 17 (77.27%) COM+
2 17 (77.27%) DCOM
3 16 (72.73%) HTTP
4 15 (68.18%) STL
4 15 (68.18%) ATL
4 15 (68.18%) FIX Protocol
5 14 (63.64%) Visual Studio
5 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
6 11 (50.00%) SQL
7 10 (45.45%) .NET
8 9 (40.91%) Windows
8 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
9 7 (31.82%) C#
10 6 (27.27%) MFC
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
10 6 (27.27%) Performance Management
11 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
11 5 (22.73%) Finance
11 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
11 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (18.18%) IIS
12 4 (18.18%) OLE
13 3 (13.64%) MS Office
13 3 (13.64%) JavaScript

OLE DB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OLE DB 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 OLE DB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) CppUnit
2 3 (13.64%) GoogleTest
3 2 (9.09%) CodeRush
4 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) C++ Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 17 (77.27%) COM+
2 17 (77.27%) DCOM
3 15 (68.18%) STL
3 15 (68.18%) ATL
3 15 (68.18%) FIX Protocol
4 10 (45.45%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) MFC
6 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
7 4 (18.18%) OLE
8 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Management
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Memory Management
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C++
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) HL7
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP SIM
1 2 (9.09%) SCOrch
1 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Cerner