Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 893 888 884
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +26
Contract jobs citing OLE 11 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.030% 0.030% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +19.38% -14.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £425 £356
% change year-on-year +13.53% +19.38% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 36,389 33,232 31,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.71% 32.17% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,739 23,498 21,807
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 362 358
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.78 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.45 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

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 5 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 18 December 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 +4 10 £450 +5.88% 3
London - 9 £450 -
UK excluding London -36 2 £483 +13.53% 4
South East -16 1 £440 +3.53% 1
Scotland - 1 £525 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Back Office
3 8 (72.73%) IIS
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 8 (72.73%) MVC
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) Northgate
3 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (72.73%) JSON
3 8 (72.73%) JIRA
3 8 (72.73%) WCF
3 8 (72.73%) TeamCity
3 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (72.73%) Confluence
3 8 (72.73%) REST
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (72.73%) Process Improvement
3 8 (72.73%) Oneserve
3 8 (72.73%) API Development
3 8 (72.73%) Creative Thinking
3 8 (72.73%) Acceptance Criteria
3 8 (72.73%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (72.73%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse

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 8 (72.73%) Confluence
1 8 (72.73%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
1 8 (72.73%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (72.73%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Azure Developer
4 3 (27.27%) WCF Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Data Scientist
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (72.73%) JSON
1 8 (72.73%) REST
1 8 (72.73%) WCF
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
1 1 (9.09%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Acceptance Criteria
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) API Development
1 8 (72.73%) Collaborative Working
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (72.73%) Creative Thinking
1 8 (72.73%) MVC
1 8 (72.73%) Process Improvement
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
1 8 (72.73%) User Stories
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 1 (9.09%) Data Privacy
2 1 (9.09%) Data Science
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) R
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Northgate
1 8 (72.73%) Oneserve
2 1 (9.09%) IBM