The table below looks at the statistics for OLE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OLE over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 649 639 574
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -65
Contract jobs citing OLE 1 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.011% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.038% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £420 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15650 15671 14873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.98% 27.51% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10948 10537 9618
Median daily rate £415 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 220 211
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

OLE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OLE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OLE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OLE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OLE within the UK.

OLE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OLE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OLE within the UK.

OLE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OLE
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLE within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OLE.

1 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) OLE DB
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) VB.NET
2 7 (70.00%) ADO
2 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) ODBC
2 7 (70.00%) XML Schema
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Open Source
2 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (70.00%) Hadoop
2 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
2 7 (70.00%) Castle Windsor
2 7 (70.00%) Autofac
2 7 (70.00%) Big Data
2 7 (70.00%) Unity DI Container
2 7 (70.00%) Datazen
3 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Remedy

OLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Big Data
1 7 (70.00%) Datazen
1 7 (70.00%) Hadoop
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Qlik Sense
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Escalation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Development Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Development Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) HR Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAP HR Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) OLE DB
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) ADO
2 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET
2 7 (70.00%) Autofac
2 7 (70.00%) Castle Windsor
2 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
2 7 (70.00%) ODBC
2 7 (70.00%) Unity DI Container
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) XML Schema
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Open Source
2 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (40.00%) Memory Management
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (40.00%) C
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) R
3 4 (40.00%) Scala
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) MCSD
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau