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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Rank 559 546 526
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing OLE 12 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.027% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.089% 0.099% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
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£600 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £316 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +35.71%
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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 January 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 7 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 January 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 -25 5 £650 +103.12% 5
London +13 2 £650 +104.72% 3
West Midlands - 2 - -
Pershore - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Humberside - - - -

OLE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle
3 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
5 6 (19.35%) XML
5 6 (19.35%) Finance
5 6 (19.35%) R
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) Puppet
6 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.13%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) OO
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
6 5 (16.13%) Java
6 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
6 5 (16.13%) OLE DB
7 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.90%) C#
7 4 (12.90%) VBScript
7 4 (12.90%) VB
7 4 (12.90%) VBA
7 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
7 4 (12.90%) COM+
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) TDD

OLE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) Confluence
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MicroStation
3 1 (3.23%) ProjectWise
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) AMQP
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) Essbase
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) Mercurial
3 3 (9.68%) Gradle
3 3 (9.68%) Subversion
3 3 (9.68%) Ant
3 3 (9.68%) JUnit
3 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) jMock
4 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Rose
4 1 (3.23%) Toad
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
1 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) C++ Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Data Modeller
4 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XML
2 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) OLE DB
3 4 (12.90%) COM+
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.68%) Java EE
4 3 (9.68%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (9.68%) JSON
4 3 (9.68%) DCOM
4 3 (9.68%) EJB
4 3 (9.68%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) JMS
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (6.45%) Middleware
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.45%) JSP
6 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.23%) ADO
6 1 (3.23%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Linux
4 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.68%) UNIX
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
1 6 (19.35%) Project Management
2 5 (16.13%) OO
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) TDD
3 4 (12.90%) Scrum
3 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) MapReduce
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) SOA
5 2 (6.45%) Document Management
5 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) R
2 5 (16.13%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) VBScript
3 4 (12.90%) VB
3 4 (12.90%) VBA
4 3 (9.68%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) VB6
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) MOS
5 1 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.45%) HP SIM
3 2 (6.45%) SCOrch
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Atlassian
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Remedy
5 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Sybase
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