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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
UK
Rank 595 622 601
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -21
Contract jobs citing OLE 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.047% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £400 £375 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
13985 14854 14038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.24% 28.59% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9761 10218 9258
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 244 193
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.85 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 4 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 February 2017. 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 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 +23 2 £400 +6.66% 1
London +17 1 £400 +15.94% 1
South East +12 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Office Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) OLE DB
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) ABAP
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) ODBC
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Lumira
3 1 (20.00%) OLAP
3 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NWDS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Composer
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) OLE DB
3 1 (20.00%) BAPI
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) ODBC
3 1 (20.00%) SAP ALE
3 1 (20.00%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) Office Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) ABAP
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau