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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object Linking and Embedding for Databases (OLE DB)
Rank 650 626 613
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -13
Contract jobs citing OLE DB 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.033% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £375 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £198 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £332 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £240 £400
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -25 8 £375 +15.83%
South East -15 7 £388 +25.00%
Reading - 7 £388 -
Berkshire - 7 £388 -
East of England - 1 £250 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £250 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -

OLE DB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) OLE
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (90.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (90.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (90.00%) Open Source
2 9 (90.00%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (90.00%) Entity Framework
2 9 (90.00%) Castle Windsor
2 9 (90.00%) Autofac
2 9 (90.00%) Big Data
2 9 (90.00%) Unity DI Container
2 9 (90.00%) Datazen
2 9 (90.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) ADO
2 9 (90.00%) ADO.NET
2 9 (90.00%) VB.NET
2 9 (90.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) ODBC
2 9 (90.00%) XML Schema
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) Remedy

OLE DB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) Big Data
1 9 (90.00%) Datazen
1 9 (90.00%) Hadoop
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Escalation Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Development Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Development Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) OLE
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (90.00%) ADO
2 9 (90.00%) ADO.NET
2 9 (90.00%) Autofac
2 9 (90.00%) Castle Windsor
2 9 (90.00%) Entity Framework
2 9 (90.00%) ODBC
2 9 (90.00%) Unity DI Container
2 9 (90.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) XML Schema
3 6 (60.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Open Source
2 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (80.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Memory Management
4 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) VB.NET
3 5 (50.00%) C
3 5 (50.00%) C++
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) R
3 5 (50.00%) Scala
3 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) MCSD
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) Remedy