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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 571 536 528
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -8
Contract jobs citing ADO 8 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.032% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.059% 0.12% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Average daily rate
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£383 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -33.33%
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
13504 12995 12697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.24% 27.75% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9391 8465 8103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 279 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
London +8 6 £475 +35.71% 2
East of England -10 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
ADO
UK

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) MVC
4 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (50.00%) VB
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (33.33%) VB6
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) C++
7 3 (25.00%) HTML
7 3 (25.00%) VBA
7 3 (25.00%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 3 (25.00%) Cash Management
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (16.67%) User Experience
8 2 (16.67%) WCF
8 2 (16.67%) HTML5
8 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (16.67%) Relational Database

ADO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Rose
3 1 (8.33%) Toad
3 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 3 (25.00%) VB Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) C# Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior VB Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior VB6 Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (8.33%) VBA Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Excel Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Excel Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) DAO
5 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) DHTML
5 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Ninject
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) ActiveX
5 1 (8.33%) OLE
5 1 (8.33%) WinForms
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Cash Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) DSDM
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (50.00%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) VB6
5 3 (25.00%) VBA
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (8.33%) VBScript
7 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) IBM