Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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.

Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 885 888
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 -39
Contract jobs citing OLE 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.033% 0.019% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
UK median daily rate £413 £356 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.87% -14.22% +5.26%
10th Percentile £328 £161 £368
90th Percentile £450 £388 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £356 £388
% change year-on-year +15.87% -8.13% -0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 32971 31981 32228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.98% 30.38% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23277 22154 22091
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 378 367 553
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £14.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLE over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
UK excluding London +42 10 £413 +15.87%
England +20 10 £413 +15.87% 1
South East - 10 £413 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for OLE.

1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
1 8 (72.73%) OLE DB
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) XML
2 7 (63.64%) ODBC
2 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (54.55%) RDBMS
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) Sybase
3 6 (54.55%) MySQL
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) ADO
3 6 (54.55%) ADO.NET
3 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
3 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (54.55%) Datazen
4 4 (36.36%) Chat Support
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (54.55%) Datazen
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (54.55%) MySQL
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (54.55%) RDBMS
3 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) DTS
5 1 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (9.09%) Lumira
5 1 (9.09%) OLAP
5 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (9.09%) Power BI
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
2 1 (9.09%) ClearQuest
2 1 (9.09%) NetBeans
2 1 (9.09%) Rational Rose
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (36.36%) SQL BI Developer
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) OLE DB
2 7 (63.64%) ODBC
2 7 (63.64%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
3 6 (54.55%) ADO
3 6 (54.55%) ADO.NET
4 1 (9.09%) ActiveX
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) MDX
4 1 (9.09%) MFC
4 1 (9.09%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 4 (36.36%) Chat Support
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) Inmon Methodology
5 1 (9.09%) Memory Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) InterSystems
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Tableau