The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for OLE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLE over the 3 months to 30 March 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)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 260 265
Contract jobs citing OLE 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.074% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.31% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £170
% change year-on-year - +127.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OLE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2110 2252 2324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.64% 23.95% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1512 1361
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

OLE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing OLE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for OLE in the South East

OLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLE in the South East

OLE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLE in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for OLE.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) OLE DB
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Inmon Methodology
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (100.00%) Lumira

OLE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Lumira
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
1 1 (100.00%) OLE DB
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau