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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 643 665 637
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -28
Contract jobs citing ADO 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.055% 0.049% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £300 £488 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +52.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 - £320
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
16442 16367 15767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.85% 28.28% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11381 11296 10285
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 296 173
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.17 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

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 30 September 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 13 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 30 September 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 -1 8 £306 -37.17% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
Sheffield - 4 £288 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
South East - 2 £331 -
London +10 1 £175 -64.10%
South West - 1 £425 -
Marlow - 1 £313 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £313 -
Kent - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Aberdeen - 1 £165 -
Scotland - 1 £165 -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) VB
4 5 (31.25%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (31.25%) SLA
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) VBA
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) ITSM
5 4 (25.00%) WinForms
6 3 (18.75%) SAP Basis
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) MCSE
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) SAP
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) User Experience
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement

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 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (12.50%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) DTS
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) VBA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Manager
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (25.00%) WinForms
3 3 (18.75%) SAP Basis
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) DAO
5 1 (6.25%) ODBC
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITSM
1 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
4 1 (6.25%) Descriptive Programming
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) VB
3 4 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) AAT
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Siebel
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) WorldPay