Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 895 862 913
Rank change year-on-year -33 +51 -27
Contract jobs citing OLE 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.022% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
UK median daily rate £464 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +9.44% -10.31%
10th Percentile £443 £299 £273
90th Percentile £500 £435 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £366
% change year-on-year +10.00% +9.44% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 36,023 31,987 32,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.99% 32.37% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,416 22,150 22,529
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £295
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 394 385
UK median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.03% +11.11% -3.87%
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.00 £13.10
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 4 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 20 September 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 -36 2 £464 +15.94% 5
UK excluding London -15 1 £440 +10.00% 5
South East -17 1 £440 +10.00% 1
London -18 1 £488 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 2 (100.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Science
2 1 (50.00%) Value Proposition
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) R

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Data Scientist
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Data Science
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) R