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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 598 565 541
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -24
Contract jobs citing OLE 11 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.042% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.15% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
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£338 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 - -
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
15009 15003 12938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.92% 27.57% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9738 9817 8086
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 213 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 10 £394 -28.40% 2
London +12 9 £394 -28.40% 2
City of London - 3 £450 -
Reading +3 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 - -
South East -23 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £170 -
Dundee - 1 £170 -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) ODBC
4 6 (28.57%) ETL
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (28.57%) Web Services
4 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (28.57%) OLE DB
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (28.57%) Analytics
4 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (23.81%) R
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) XML
6 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
6 4 (19.05%) OO
6 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Puppet
6 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) JIRA
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum

OLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
2 3 (14.29%) Confluence
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) AMQP
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) SNMP
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Big Data
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 3 (14.29%) Gradle
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
2 3 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (14.29%) Ant
2 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) jMock
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
1 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft BI Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) ODBC
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
1 6 (28.57%) OLE DB
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) Java EE
3 3 (14.29%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) JMS
3 3 (14.29%) DCOM
3 3 (14.29%) EJB
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) COM+
4 2 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) ActiveX
5 1 (4.76%) J2SE
5 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
5 1 (4.76%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
4 1 (4.76%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ETL
1 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Analytics
2 4 (19.05%) OO
2 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) TDD
2 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) MapReduce
3 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.76%) BDD
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) R
1 5 (23.81%) Java
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 3 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) OCFS2
2 1 (4.76%) GlusterFS
2 1 (4.76%) GFS2
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Vagrant
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 2 (9.52%) SCVMM
3 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
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