Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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.

Microsoft ActiveX
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 874 898
Rank change year-on-year -7 +24 -46
Contract jobs citing ActiveX 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.024% 0.037% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £242 £340 £406
90th Percentile £438 £471 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -6.11% +9.09% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

ActiveX 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32706 32101 32482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.38% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23099 22264 22271
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 548
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.09 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

ActiveX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ActiveX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ActiveX over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 5 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 6 months to 18 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
England +39 7 £411 -8.61%
UK excluding London +33 6 £423 -6.11%
South West - 5 £423 -
South East +10 1 - -
London -11 1 £200 -55.56%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7 (87.50%) VBA
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) ADO
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) MS Access
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) DAO
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) STL
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) VC++
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) MFC
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Rational Rose

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 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MS Access
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rose
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) VBA Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Access Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Access VBA Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Visual C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) ADO
2 1 (12.50%) DAO
2 1 (12.50%) MFC
2 1 (12.50%) OLE
2 1 (12.50%) STL
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) VBA
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VC++
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle