The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ActiveX
Rank 116 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.079% 0.049% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£370 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +9.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+42.30% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
669 537 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.37% 26.08% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 326 322
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £23.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 9 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) OpenEdge
1 2 (100.00%) Progress 4GL
1 2 (100.00%) Progress
1 2 (100.00%) WebSpeed
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development

ActiveX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) OpenEdge
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) WebSpeed
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Progress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Progress 4GL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Progress