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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 638 602 595
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -7
Contract jobs citing ADO 10 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.046% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 14
Median daily rate £365 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.63% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £550 £300
% change year-on-year
-33.63% +83.33%
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
14868 14636 14455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 26.97% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10538 9608 9611
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 198 174
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.30 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +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
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 26 May 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 -24 10 £365 -33.63%
North East - 4 £365 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £365 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £365 -
South East -6 3 £388 -35.41%
Reading - 3 £388 -
Berkshire - 3 £388 -
Yorkshire +7 2 £320 +11.30%
West Yorkshire -3 2 £320 +11.30%
City of London +39 1 - -
London -11 1 - -
Bingley - 1 £320 -
Bradford - 1 £320 -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
4 12 (44.44%) Oracle
5 11 (40.74%) C#
5 11 (40.74%) XML
6 10 (37.04%) ODBC
6 10 (37.04%) .NET
6 10 (37.04%) .NET Framework
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
7 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (33.33%) Open Source
7 9 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 9 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
7 9 (33.33%) Autofac
7 9 (33.33%) Big Data
7 9 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
7 9 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 9 (33.33%) ADO.NET
7 9 (33.33%) OLE
7 9 (33.33%) OLE DB
7 9 (33.33%) XML Schema
7 9 (33.33%) Datazen
8 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
8 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (29.63%) VBA

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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (33.33%) Big Data
2 9 (33.33%) Datazen
2 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (22.22%) MS Access
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) VBA Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Development Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Development Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Excel Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Excel VBA Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Service Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Access Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Access VBA Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server BI Developer
7 1 (3.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) XML
2 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) .NET Framework
2 10 (37.04%) ODBC
3 9 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 9 (33.33%) Autofac
3 9 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
3 9 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 9 (33.33%) OLE
3 9 (33.33%) OLE DB
3 9 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 9 (33.33%) XML Schema
4 7 (25.93%) CSS
5 6 (22.22%) DAO
6 3 (11.11%) SAP Basis
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.70%) Classic ASP
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) jQuery
7 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) User Experience
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Open Source
2 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
3 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 5 (18.52%) Memory Management
5 4 (14.81%) ITSM
5 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) SDLC
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.70%) Operations Management
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
8 1 (3.70%) RAD
8 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.70%) System Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) C#
3 9 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 8 (29.63%) VBA
5 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
6 6 (22.22%) C++
7 5 (18.52%) C
7 5 (18.52%) Java
7 5 (18.52%) Python
7 5 (18.52%) R
7 5 (18.52%) Scala
8 3 (11.11%) VB
9 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) MCSE
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (11.11%) MCSD
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) AAT
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Oracle
3 7 (25.93%) Remedy
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Northgate
5 1 (3.70%) Siebel
5 1 (3.70%) WorldPay