The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OLE DB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLE DB over the 3 months to 28 June 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 for Databases (OLE DB)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 650 643
Rank change year-on-year +41 -7  
Contract jobs citing OLE DB 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.007% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £280 £250 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £250 £240
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OLE DB 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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40527 42125 37909
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 521 675
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

OLE DB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OLE DB in the UK

OLE DB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLE DB in the UK

OLE DB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLE DB in the UK

OLE DB
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLE DB within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +37 1 £280 +12.00% 3
UK excluding London +37 1 £280 +12.00% 2
South East - 1 £280 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLE DB 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 OLE DB.

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%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) OLE
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 DB
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:

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 Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
1 1 (100.00%) OLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Tableau