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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 543 542 503
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -39
Contract jobs citing ADO 9 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.013% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.069% 0.048% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £484
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £385 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £425 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
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
12979 12621 11249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.21% 27.37% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8614 8025 7188
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 244 289
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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
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 4 March 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
Yorkshire - 6 £306 -
London -10 2 £350 -17.64% 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
ADO
UK

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) VB
3 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
4 9 (56.25%) VB6
5 8 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
7 6 (37.50%) MVC
7 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
7 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
8 5 (31.25%) VBA
8 5 (31.25%) CSS
8 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
8 5 (31.25%) Maven
9 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (25.00%) QA
9 4 (25.00%) HTML
9 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (18.75%) Java
10 3 (18.75%) C++
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (18.75%) Cash Management
10 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (12.50%) User Experience
11 2 (12.50%) Confluence
11 2 (12.50%) HTML5

ADO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2 (12.50%) Confluence
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) VB Developer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) VB Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Excel Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Excel Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) DAO
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) DHTML
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) ActiveX
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) WinForms
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (6.25%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Cash Management
4 2 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Build Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) DSDM
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) VB
3 9 (56.25%) VB6
4 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (31.25%) VBA
5 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) C++
8 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects