The first table below looks at the demand for ActiveX skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActiveX over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank - 106 96
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.053% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.20% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
594 496 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.80% 26.29% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 262 274
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
ActiveX
England

ActiveX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ActiveX across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ActiveX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ActiveX
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ActiveX across the West Midlands region.

ActiveX Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ActiveX
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ActiveX across the West Midlands region.

ActiveX Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ActiveX
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing ActiveX 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 ActiveX.

1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing ActiveX 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 ActiveX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB6