The table below looks at the statistics for ADO skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADO over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 565 547 515
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -32
Contract jobs citing ADO 25 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.044% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 7
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£550 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
13240 13258 11672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.33% 27.53% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8921 8879 7543
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 171 339
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £53.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

ADO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ADO across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 15 £550 -
London -1 4 £550 +7.31%
Yorkshire -17 3 £288 -
South West - 2 £418 -
South East -5 1 £600 +118.18%
ADO
UK

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ADO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ADO.

1 31 (93.94%) .NET
1 31 (93.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (90.91%) C#
3 29 (87.88%) VB
4 21 (63.64%) XML
4 21 (63.64%) Windows
5 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
6 19 (57.58%) .NET Framework
7 17 (51.52%) Client/Server
8 15 (45.45%) Finance
9 13 (39.39%) Process Management
9 13 (39.39%) SDLC
10 12 (36.36%) N-Tier
10 12 (36.36%) SQL
11 11 (33.33%) Kofax
12 10 (30.30%) VB6
12 10 (30.30%) Content Management
13 9 (27.27%) Document Management
13 9 (27.27%) VB.NET
13 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
13 9 (27.27%) Business Process Improvement
13 9 (27.27%) Process Improvement
13 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
13 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (24.24%) EMC
14 8 (24.24%) Documentum
15 7 (21.21%) Maven
15 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
16 5 (15.15%) OOD
16 5 (15.15%) OO

ADO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ADO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ADO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) Documentum
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) Confluence
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (93.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) MS Access
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
1 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (21.21%) Maven
3 2 (6.06%) MSBuild
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Architect
2 10 (30.30%) Developer
3 9 (27.27%) AWS Architect
4 6 (18.18%) VB6 Developer
4 6 (18.18%) VB Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Integration Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.12%) IT Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Programmer
6 3 (9.09%) VB Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Business Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) AWS Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Business Process Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (93.94%) .NET
2 21 (63.64%) XML
3 19 (57.58%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) WF
5 2 (6.06%) ActiveX
5 2 (6.06%) DHTML
6 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (3.03%) ODBC
6 1 (3.03%) Ninject
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Client/Server
2 12 (36.36%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Process Management
1 13 (39.39%) SDLC
2 10 (30.30%) Content Management
3 9 (27.27%) Document Management
3 9 (27.27%) Business Process Improvement
3 9 (27.27%) Process Improvement
4 5 (15.15%) OOD
4 5 (15.15%) OO
4 5 (15.15%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) System Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) Release Management
7 2 (6.06%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Build Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.06%) Workflow
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) C#
2 29 (87.88%) VB
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) VB6
5 9 (27.27%) VB.NET
6 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
7 5 (15.15%) VBA
8 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 2 (6.06%) VBScript
10 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Kofax
3 8 (24.24%) EMC
4 2 (6.06%) OpenText
5 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle