Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OCX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OCX over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

OLE Custom Controls (OCX)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 835 863
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28 -
Contract jobs citing OCX 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.007% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
England median daily rate £350 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.75% -
10th Percentile £313 £350 £259
90th Percentile £380 £350 £367
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year - +14.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

OCX is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,078 29,136 30,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.50% 32.55% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,556 20,397 21,137
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 366 357
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.88 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +4.41% +10.34% -2.13%

OCX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OCX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OCX in England

OCX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OCX in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OCX in England

OCX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCX in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OCX in England

OCX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OCX within the England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 3 £350 -
North West - 2 £325 -
North of England - 2 £325 -
OCX
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OCX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for OCX.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) VBScript
1 5 (100.00%) MSI
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Billing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Ivanti
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) Personalization
3 2 (40.00%) Xerox

OCX
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MSI
2 2 (40.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Applications Packager
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Personalization
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) VBScript
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Ivanti
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Xerox