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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 142 131 130
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing ODBC 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.18% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.62% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£210 £400 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +73.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.15%
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England

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
799 804 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 28.39% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 454 537
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £16.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 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
Cheshire - - - -
ODBC
England

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 3 (33.33%) C
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (33.33%) AppSense
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) OLAP
7 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
7 1 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (11.11%) Data Mining

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Designer
1 3 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) C
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) AppSense
5 1 (11.11%) Business Objects