The table below looks at the statistics for ADO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADO over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 574 552 520
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -32
Contract jobs citing ADO 8 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.059% 0.052% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £385 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
13576 13373 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.09% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8850 8409 7599
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 245 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

ADO
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ADO within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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
England -24 8 £325 -23.52% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £306 -
Leeds - 5 £306 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £306 -
London -6 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Pershore - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) VB
3 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
4 9 (56.25%) VB6
5 8 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
7 6 (37.50%) MVC
7 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
7 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
8 5 (31.25%) VBA
8 5 (31.25%) CSS
8 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
8 5 (31.25%) Maven
9 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (25.00%) QA
9 4 (25.00%) HTML
9 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (18.75%) Java
10 3 (18.75%) C++
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (18.75%) Cash Management
10 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (12.50%) User Experience
11 2 (12.50%) Confluence
11 2 (12.50%) HTML5

ADO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) VB Developer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) VB Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Excel Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Excel Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (12.50%) DAO
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) DHTML
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) ActiveX
6 1 (6.25%) WinForms
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (6.25%) Ninject
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Cash Management
4 2 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Build Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) VB
3 9 (56.25%) VB6
4 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 6 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (31.25%) VBA
5 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) C++
7 3 (18.75%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects