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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding for Databases (OLE DB)
Rank 575 561 516
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -45
Contract jobs citing OLE DB 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.022% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £325 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £605 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £525 £163
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +223.07%
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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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
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 March 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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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
Liverpool - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
England - - - - 1

OLE DB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) COM+
2 8 (80.00%) DCOM
2 8 (80.00%) C++
2 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (80.00%) HTTP
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) OLE
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) STL
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) ATL
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) VB6
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (30.00%) VB
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) HP SIM
7 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) SCOM

OLE DB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) 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 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) COM+
2 8 (80.00%) DCOM
3 7 (70.00%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (50.00%) OLE
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) STL
4 5 (50.00%) ATL
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) VB6
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP SIM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Google