The table below looks at the statistics for ADO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADO over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 586 641 649
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +8
Contract jobs citing ADO 38 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.031% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 7
Median daily rate £375 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 - £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 - £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15333 15939 15512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.79% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10591 11100 10567
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 261 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

ADO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ADO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ADO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ADO
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ADO within the UK.

ADO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ADO
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ADO within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

ADO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ADO
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ADO within the UK.

ADO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ADO
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 37 £375 - 1
London +18 20 £413 -
Yorkshire +30 13 £344 -
South Yorkshire - 9 £338 -
Greenford - 7 £413 -
Doncaster - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 £350 -
Leeds - 5 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £303 -
Sheffield - 3 £338 -
Marlow - 3 £303 -
South East - 3 £303 -
City of London - 2 £575 -
Scotland - 1 £165 -
South West - 1 £160 -
Dorset - 1 £160 -
Bournemouth - 1 £160 -
Aberdeen - 1 £165 -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ADO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ADO.

1 30 (62.50%) SQL
2 25 (52.08%) C#
3 20 (41.67%) VB
3 20 (41.67%) .NET
3 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
5 18 (37.50%) Windows
5 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 14 (29.17%) Finance
7 13 (27.08%) Data Modelling
7 13 (27.08%) VBA
7 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
7 13 (27.08%) Entity Framework
8 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
8 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.92%) Subversion
9 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.83%) ETL
10 9 (18.75%) MS Access
10 9 (18.75%) Web Services
10 9 (18.75%) Sybase
10 9 (18.75%) Analytics
10 9 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (16.67%) Dapper ORM
11 8 (16.67%) DAO
12 7 (14.58%) IIS
12 7 (14.58%) SAP
12 7 (14.58%) VB.NET
12 7 (14.58%) ActiveX
12 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing

ADO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.58%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) MS Access
3 5 (10.42%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.17%) DTS
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Subversion
2 7 (14.58%) NUnit
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.33%) ClearQuest
5 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 39 (81.25%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) SQL Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Sybase Developer
4 8 (16.67%) DBA
4 8 (16.67%) SQL DBA
5 7 (14.58%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Database Developer
6 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (10.42%) VBA Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Business Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Applications Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
9 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) NetBackup Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Software Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) .NET
2 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 13 (27.08%) Entity Framework
4 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
5 9 (18.75%) Web Services
6 8 (16.67%) DAO
6 8 (16.67%) Dapper ORM
7 7 (14.58%) ActiveX
8 4 (8.33%) WinForms
9 3 (6.25%) ADO.NET
9 3 (6.25%) CSS
10 2 (4.17%) HTML
10 2 (4.17%) jQuery
10 2 (4.17%) XML
11 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.08%) CSS3
11 1 (2.08%) JSON
11 1 (2.08%) LINQ
11 1 (2.08%) REST
11 1 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.25%) Tandem
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Data Modelling
2 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) ETL
3 9 (18.75%) Analytics
3 9 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
4 7 (14.58%) Database Theory
4 7 (14.58%) DevOps
4 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (14.58%) WFM
5 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Data Management
6 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Management
7 3 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (6.25%) Web Development
8 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.17%) MVC
8 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) SQL
2 25 (52.08%) C#
3 20 (41.67%) VB
4 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
4 13 (27.08%) VBA
5 7 (14.58%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Sybase
3 7 (14.58%) Rackspace
3 7 (14.58%) RedGate
3 7 (14.58%) SAP
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco
5 4 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Sitecore