Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 April 2018 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
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 838 872
Rank change year-on-year -37 +34 -40
Contract jobs citing OLE 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.003% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.010% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
UK median daily rate £469 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £450 £375 £289
90th Percentile £506 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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 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 33,004 29,086 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.63% 31.61% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,267 20,064 21,201
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 366 469
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.05 £15.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +7.64%

OLE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OLE in the UK

OLE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OLE in the UK

OLE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLE in the UK

OLE
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 OLE within the UK over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. 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 -48 5 £469 +17.19% 5
UK excluding London -32 3 £450 - 4
South East -19 2 £450 - 3
London -50 2 £488 +21.88% 1
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OLE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for OLE.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) STL
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) ActiveX
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Rational Rose
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (20.00%) MFC
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio

OLE
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Rose
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) ActiveX
2 1 (20.00%) MFC
2 1 (20.00%) STL
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) MapR
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Tableau