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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 580 571 558
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing ADO 11 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.088% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 6
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £307 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
13537 12544 12153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.63% 26.94% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9469 8463 7738
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 177 251
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.65 £46.33 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Midlands - 6 £450 -
South East +13 2 £400 +26.98%
London +1 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 1 £325 +6.12%
ADO
UK

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) VBA
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) MS Access
6 4 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) Service Management
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (18.75%) DAO
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) C++
7 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
8 2 (12.50%) VB
8 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
8 2 (12.50%) HTML
8 2 (12.50%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (12.50%) IIS
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
8 2 (12.50%) XSLT
8 2 (12.50%) ODBC

ADO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) MS Access
3 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) Big Data
4 2 (12.50%) Datazen
4 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mart
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) DTS
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) C++Builder
2 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) NUnit
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) VisiBroker
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Front Office
1 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Service Architect
3 4 (25.00%) VBA Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Excel Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Excel VBA Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Access Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Access VBA Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Process Architect
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Dashboard Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Development Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.25%) RAD Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) DAO
5 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) Autofac
5 2 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) ODBC
5 2 (12.50%) OLE
5 2 (12.50%) OLE DB
5 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
5 2 (12.50%) XSLT
6 1 (6.25%) CORBA
6 1 (6.25%) POSIX
6 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Reinsurance
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) ETL Development
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Process Management
3 2 (12.50%) RAD
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Memory Management
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) VBA
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) R
5 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSD
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) Borland
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Kofax