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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 619 586 567
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -19
Contract jobs citing OLE 6 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.054% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.037% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 15
Average daily rate
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£420 £313 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £313 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £313 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £313 £425
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -26.47%
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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 10 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 28 August 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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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 -37 4 £420 +34.40% 1
London +15 3 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
West Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Swansea - 1 - -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
1 7 (53.85%) OLE DB
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) VBScript
3 5 (38.46%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) SNMP
3 5 (38.46%) SCCM
3 5 (38.46%) SCOM
3 5 (38.46%) SCVMM
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (38.46%) SCOrch
3 5 (38.46%) Private Cloud
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) HP SIM
6 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (15.38%) Marketing
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) ODBC
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 1 (7.69%) SAP

OLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP PM
1 1 (7.69%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) PowerBuilder
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
3 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modeller
4 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Excel Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) MI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) OLE DB
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) ODBC
4 1 (7.69%) ActiveX
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) DHTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
4 1 (7.69%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Private Cloud
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.69%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) EAM
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) VBScript
2 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) R
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
1 5 (38.46%) SCOM
1 5 (38.46%) SCVMM
1 5 (38.46%) SCOrch
2 3 (23.08%) HP SIM
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SAP