The first table below looks at the demand for OLE 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 over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 555 548 566
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing OLE 29 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.030% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.11% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 £340
% change year-on-year
- +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14593 13925 14583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.67% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9451 8784 8860
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 321 360
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%

OLE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OLE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLE within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014. 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
England -3 29 £550 +22.22% 6
London +13 8 £550 +4.76% 1
South East -5 7 - - 4
City of London +26 2 - - 1
Berkshire -3 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Devon - - - -
Reading - - - -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OLE 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.

1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Finance
3 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
4 13 (25.49%) Oracle
5 12 (23.53%) VB
5 12 (23.53%) Banking
6 11 (21.57%) .NET
6 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
7 10 (19.61%) C#
8 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 7 (13.73%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
9 7 (13.73%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (13.73%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (13.73%) HP
9 7 (13.73%) CRM
9 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
9 7 (13.73%) JSP
9 7 (13.73%) HTML
9 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
9 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
9 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
9 7 (13.73%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (13.73%) R
10 6 (11.76%) UNIX
10 6 (11.76%) Windows
10 6 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (9.80%) SQL
11 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
11 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis

OLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OLE 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.80%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (7.84%) MS Office
4 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.96%) SunGard GMI
1 1 (1.96%) SAP HCM
1 1 (1.96%) Rolfe and Nolan
1 1 (1.96%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.96%) VPN
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Architect
1 9 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Tester
3 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Automation Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Risk Manager
5 3 (5.88%) MI Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Information Risk Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Information Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
2 7 (13.73%) JSP
2 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) OLE DB
3 3 (5.88%) ODBC
4 2 (3.92%) ADO
4 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET
4 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.92%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.96%) Middleware
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.96%) DAO
5 1 (1.96%) BREW
5 1 (1.96%) J2EE
5 1 (1.96%) MFC
5 1 (1.96%) ActiveX
5 1 (1.96%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.88%) Statistics
2 2 (3.92%) Wiki
3 1 (1.96%) Swaptions
3 1 (1.96%) iPhone
3 1 (1.96%) Social Media
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Animation
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) PMI
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Handset
3 1 (1.96%) CESG
3 1 (1.96%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) UNIX
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) CRM
1 7 (13.73%) Knowledge Management
1 7 (13.73%) Risk Analysis
1 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
2 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
2 5 (9.80%) Service Management
2 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
3 4 (7.84%) Project Management
3 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.88%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (3.92%) Six Sigma
5 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Web Development
5 2 (3.92%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) VB
2 10 (19.61%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
3 7 (13.73%) R
4 5 (9.80%) SQL
5 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.88%) C++
5 3 (5.88%) C
5 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.92%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) Delphi
7 1 (1.96%) ABAP
7 1 (1.96%) VC++
7 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) CISSP
5 3 (5.88%) CISA
6 2 (3.92%) CISM
6 2 (3.92%) CRISC
7 1 (1.96%) QiCA
7 1 (1.96%) GIAC
7 1 (1.96%) PMP
7 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Oracle
3 7 (13.73%) HP
3 7 (13.73%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.96%) Apple
5 1 (1.96%) Sybase
5 1 (1.96%) Calypso
5 1 (1.96%) SunGard
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