The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 575 556 549
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs citing OLE 16 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.057% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £319 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+67.50% -28.57%
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
14612 14099 13778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.54% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9984 9008 8637
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 303 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OLE within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

OLE Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 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 29 December 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 -13 10 £450 +42.85% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Humberside - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle
3 11 (27.50%) HP
3 11 (27.50%) Project Management
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
4 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
4 9 (22.50%) .NET
5 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (17.50%) C#
6 7 (17.50%) HTML
6 7 (17.50%) VB
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (15.00%) Finance
7 6 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 6 (15.00%) Linux
7 6 (15.00%) XML
7 6 (15.00%) JSP
7 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (12.50%) VBA
8 5 (12.50%) OLE DB
8 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.00%) R
9 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.00%) QA
9 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.00%) Telecoms

OLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) MicroStation
3 1 (2.50%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
1 3 (7.50%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) SNMP
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) IPv4
3 1 (2.50%) IPv6
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.50%) Essbase
3 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) jMock
3 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) Gradle
3 1 (2.50%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Ant
3 1 (2.50%) JUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Desktop Support
2 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Data Modeller
5 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Junior
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) HTML
3 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.00%) XML
3 6 (15.00%) JSP
4 5 (12.50%) OLE DB
5 4 (10.00%) COM+
6 3 (7.50%) DCOM
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.50%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (5.00%) Middleware
8 1 (2.50%) Web Services
8 1 (2.50%) ActiveX
8 1 (2.50%) J2SE
8 1 (2.50%) JMS
8 1 (2.50%) EJB
8 1 (2.50%) DHTML
8 1 (2.50%) J2EE
8 1 (2.50%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) CESG
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) SCADA
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Android
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Project Management
2 6 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
5 3 (7.50%) OO
5 3 (7.50%) Document Management
5 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.00%) Data Validation
6 2 (5.00%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.00%) TDD
6 2 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.50%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) VB
3 5 (12.50%) VBA
4 4 (10.00%) VBScript
4 4 (10.00%) R
5 3 (7.50%) Python
5 3 (7.50%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) Java
6 2 (5.00%) SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) MOS
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) HP SIM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) HP
2 11 (27.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.50%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee
5 1 (2.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) Sybase
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
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