The table below looks at the statistics for ADO skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADO over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 619 637 593
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -44
Contract jobs citing ADO 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.017% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.060% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £325 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +32.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £438 £320
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +36.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
ADO
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14928 15111 14337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.17% 28.56% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10433 10396 9244
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 262 195
Median hourly rate £40.25 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

ADO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing ADO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ADO Jobs Demand Trend in England

ADO
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ADO across the England region.

ADO Daily Rate Trend in England

ADO
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ADO across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

ADO Daily Rate Histogram in England

ADO
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ADO across the England region.

ADO Hourly Rate Trend in England

ADO
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Yorkshire - 4 £288 - 2
South East - 3 £338 -
South West +8 2 £425 +13.33%
London +2 1 £175 -63.15%
ADO
UK

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ADO 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 England region with a requirement for ADO.

1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (35.00%) VB
5 7 (35.00%) .NET
5 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (30.00%) VBA
7 5 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (25.00%) SLA
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco
8 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (20.00%) ITSM
8 4 (20.00%) ODBC
8 4 (20.00%) MS Access
8 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (20.00%) WinForms
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.00%) User Experience
9 3 (15.00%) Big Data
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (15.00%) Datazen
9 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.00%) Open Source
9 3 (15.00%) Inversion of Control

ADO
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (20.00%) MS Access
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.00%) Big Data
4 3 (15.00%) Datazen
4 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.00%) DTS
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) VBA Developer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
1 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (20.00%) ODBC
2 4 (20.00%) WinForms
3 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (15.00%) Autofac
3 3 (15.00%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) DAO
3 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (15.00%) OLE
3 3 (15.00%) OLE DB
3 3 (15.00%) SAP Basis
3 3 (15.00%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (15.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITSM
1 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) VB
3 6 (30.00%) VBA
4 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.00%) VBScript
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.00%) Python
7 1 (5.00%) R
7 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) AAT
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Siebel
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) WorldPay