The table below looks at the statistics for ODBC skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ODBC over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 163 130 141
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +11
Contract jobs citing ODBC 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.069% 0.19% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.75% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.49%
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1076 795 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 25.63% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 463 462
Average daily rate £388 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

ODBC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ODBC across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ODBC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ODBC
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ODBC Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ODBC
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ODBC Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ODBC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ODBC within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Lancashire -16 2 £500 +53.84%
ODBC
England

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ODBC 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 ODBC.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Sun
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) MS Access

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ODBC 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 ODBC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) VBA Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Patching
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Sun