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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 623 596 586
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -10
Contract jobs citing OLE 3 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.021% 0.066% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £373 £600 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.91% +26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £600 £475
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +26.31%
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
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 6 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 3 £373 - 1
Reading - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
South East - 2 £400 -
London +3 1 £345 -
Feltham - 1 £345 -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) OLE DB
2 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (40.00%) Autofac
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (40.00%) Datazen
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ADO
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET

OLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Datazen
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Development Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) HR Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Report Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP HR Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) OLE DB
2 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) ADO
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Autofac
3 2 (40.00%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) ODBC
3 2 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (20.00%) iBATIS
4 1 (20.00%) JDBC
4 1 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCSD
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau
West Midlands
Interquest Group PLC
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 17 days ago