Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OLE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLE over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 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.

Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 858 869
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 -75
Contract jobs citing OLE 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.033% 0.020% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
England median daily rate £413 £356 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.87% -15.24% -1.18%
10th Percentile £328 £161 £385
90th Percentile £450 £388 £438
UK median daily rate £413 £356 £415
% change year-on-year +15.87% -14.22% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - -

OLE 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 30572 30237 30265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.35% 30.73% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21764 21117 20991
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 348 502
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.65 £14.50 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

OLE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OLE in England

OLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLE in England

OLE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLE in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLE in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLE in England

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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 OLE within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
South East - 10 £413 - 1
OLE
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OLE.

1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) C++
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) XML
1 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) OLE DB
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (60.00%) Open Source
2 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) ODBC
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (60.00%) Sybase
2 6 (60.00%) MySQL
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) ADO
2 6 (60.00%) ADO.NET
2 6 (60.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Datazen
3 4 (40.00%) Chat Support
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

OLE
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (60.00%) Datazen
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (60.00%) MySQL
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Lumira
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (10.00%) Power BI
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (10.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Rose
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (40.00%) SQL BI Developer
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) OLE DB
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (60.00%) ADO
2 6 (60.00%) ADO.NET
2 6 (60.00%) ODBC
3 1 (10.00%) ActiveX
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) MDX
3 1 (10.00%) MFC
3 1 (10.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) Open Source
3 4 (40.00%) Chat Support
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Inmon Methodology
5 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) C++
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
1 6 (60.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau