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 3 months to 27 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 (OLE)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 652 637
Rank change year-on-year +44 -15  
Contract jobs citing OLE 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.013% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £280 £250 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +47.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £250 £170
% change year-on-year +12.00% +47.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OLE 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 15079 15377 15197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10829 10153
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 £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 188 210
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 £21.00 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

OLE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 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 +22 2 £280 +12.00%
City of London - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £280 -
East Sussex - 1 £280 -
London - 1 - -
South East - 1 £280 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (33.33%) NetWeaver
2 1 (33.33%) SAPscript
2 1 (33.33%) OLE DB
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ABAP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) OLAP
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) BAPI
2 1 (33.33%) Equities
2 1 (33.33%) ION Trading
2 1 (33.33%) SAP ALE
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) MDX
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (33.33%) Product 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) NetWeaver
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Lumira
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NWDS
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Composer
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ABAP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) BAPI
1 1 (33.33%) IDoc
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
1 1 (33.33%) OLE DB
1 1 (33.33%) SAP ALE
1 1 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Equities
1 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Inmon Methodology
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (33.33%) Product Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) ABAP
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SAPscript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ION Trading
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau