The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
England / West Midlands
Rank - - 114
Contract jobs citing OLE 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.33%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 550 667 590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.13% 25.14% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 407 364
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.45% -40.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

OLE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

OLE
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for OLE.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) OLE DB
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

OLE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (100.00%) IIS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft