The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ActiveX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ActiveX over the 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft ActiveX
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 646 616
Rank change year-on-year +44 -30  
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.021% 0.013% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +10.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 -
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ActiveX 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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14232 15083 14189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.46% 28.02% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9874 10486 9196
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 224 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

ActiveX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ActiveX in the UK

ActiveX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ActiveX in the UK

ActiveX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ActiveX in the UK

ActiveX
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActiveX within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 3 £350 -6.66% 1
South East +19 3 £350 -6.66%
Surrey - 2 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ActiveX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ActiveX.

1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) VBA
1 8 (72.73%) SAP
2 7 (63.64%) ADO
2 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (63.64%) MS Access
2 7 (63.64%) VB
2 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (63.64%) DAO
2 7 (63.64%) Database Theory
2 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
5 4 (36.36%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (27.27%) Tandem
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
8 1 (9.09%) MCSE
8 1 (9.09%) Python
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 1 (9.09%) C++
8 1 (9.09%) Delphi
8 1 (9.09%) SQL
8 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
8 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
8 1 (9.09%) Validation
8 1 (9.09%) Information Security
8 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution

ActiveX
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) LTE
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Business Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Access Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Access VBA Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Cryptography Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Delphi Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Excel Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Software Validation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Verification Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VBA Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) ADO
1 7 (63.64%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Tandem
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Database Theory
1 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
4 4 (36.36%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) VBA
2 7 (63.64%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Delphi
3 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) ISO26262
1 1 (9.09%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) CA
2 1 (9.09%) GENBAND