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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object Linking and Embedding for Databases (OLE DB)
Rank 617 595 576
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs citing OLE DB 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.012% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.044% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £400 £375 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -34.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £575
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -34.78%
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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 4 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 5 February 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
Reading - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
South East - 2 £400 - 1
England - 2 £400 - 1

OLE DB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) OLE
2 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) ODBC
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ADO
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (66.67%) Autofac
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring

OLE DB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Datazen
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Escalation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Monitoring Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Monitoring Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) OLE
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ADO
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Autofac
2 2 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ODBC
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) R
3 1 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSD
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
1 1 (33.33%) SCVMM
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds