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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding for Databases (OLE DB)
Rank 602 576 548
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -28
Contract jobs citing OLE DB 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.034% 0.041% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLE DB within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

OLE DB Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLE DB within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 4 £324 -19.06%
London - 3 £338 -
South East -16 1 £310 -
Dundee - 1 £170 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £310 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £310 -
Scotland - 1 £170 -

OLE DB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (60.00%) DCOM
4 5 (50.00%) COM+
4 5 (50.00%) HTTP
4 5 (50.00%) OLE
4 5 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) STL
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) ATL
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) C#
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) VB6
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM
7 2 (20.00%) SCOM
7 2 (20.00%) SCVMM

OLE DB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) CodeRush
2 1 (10.00%) GoogleTest
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) CppUnit
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Excel Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) DCOM
3 5 (50.00%) COM+
3 5 (50.00%) OLE
3 5 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (40.00%) STL
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) ATL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (10.00%) COM
6 1 (10.00%) MFC
6 1 (10.00%) Classic ASP
6 1 (10.00%) DHTML
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) ActiveX
6 1 (10.00%) MSMQ
6 1 (10.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (10.00%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C++
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) VB
3 3 (30.00%) VB6
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) COREP
1 1 (10.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
1 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Google