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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding for Databases (OLE DB)
Rank 576 550 530
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -20
Contract jobs citing OLE DB 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.006% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.051% 0.023% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate
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£381 £575 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.69% +70.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £535 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £615 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £575 £160
% change year-on-year
-33.69% +259.37%
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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
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 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -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
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 30 January 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 15 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 10 (66.67%) COM+
3 10 (66.67%) DCOM
3 10 (66.67%) C++
3 10 (66.67%) HTTP
4 9 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (60.00%) .NET
5 7 (46.67%) STL
5 7 (46.67%) ATL
6 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (40.00%) C#
7 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) OLE
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
9 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (20.00%) VB
9 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (20.00%) MS Office
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) HL7
9 3 (20.00%) VB6
10 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 2 (13.33%) Banking
10 2 (13.33%) SCOrch

OLE DB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) CodeRush
2 1 (6.67%) GoogleTest
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) CppUnit
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (66.67%) COM+
2 10 (66.67%) DCOM
3 9 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 7 (46.67%) STL
4 7 (46.67%) ATL
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (33.33%) OLE
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
8 1 (6.67%) MFC
8 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (20.00%) VB
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) VB6
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCOrch
1 2 (13.33%) HP SIM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
1 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Cerner
3 1 (6.67%) Google