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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 594 551 578
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +27
Contract jobs citing ADO 7 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.045% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.046% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 16
Average daily rate
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£320 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.81% +8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £413 £345
% change year-on-year
-22.42% +19.56%
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
15354 15116 15598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.42% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9755 9715 9580
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 253 370
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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 -44 7 £320 -30.81% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £320 -
London +6 2 £550 +2.56% 2
Manchester - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Leicester - - - -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
3 14 (53.85%) T-SQL
4 10 (38.46%) VBA
4 10 (38.46%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 8 (30.77%) VB
5 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
6 7 (26.92%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) XML
7 6 (23.08%) HTML
7 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) VBScript
8 5 (19.23%) Java
8 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (19.23%) Sybase
8 5 (19.23%) VB6
9 4 (15.38%) Banking
9 4 (15.38%) Ajax
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (15.38%) Classic ASP
9 4 (15.38%) Oracle
9 4 (15.38%) Fixed Income
9 4 (15.38%) Front Office
9 4 (15.38%) Sage
10 3 (11.54%) OLE

ADO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) MS Access
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.85%) Synon
3 1 (3.85%) Rational Rose
3 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Front Office
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) VB Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Database Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) ASP Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Classic ASP Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Database Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior VB Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior VB6 Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Excel Developer
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) XML
3 6 (23.08%) HTML
4 4 (15.38%) Ajax
4 4 (15.38%) Classic ASP
5 3 (11.54%) OLE
5 3 (11.54%) ODBC
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET
6 2 (7.69%) XML Schema
6 2 (7.69%) OLE DB
7 1 (3.85%) ActiveX
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.85%) COM+
7 1 (3.85%) CSS
7 1 (3.85%) DHTML
7 1 (3.85%) J2EE
7 1 (3.85%) WCF
7 1 (3.85%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Fixed Income
2 3 (11.54%) Derivative
2 3 (11.54%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Software Distribution
1 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
2 2 (7.69%) Memory Management
2 2 (7.69%) OO
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (7.69%) PDM
3 1 (3.85%) UML
3 1 (3.85%) OOP
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) MVC
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) DSDM
3 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 10 (38.46%) VBA
4 8 (30.77%) VB
5 7 (26.92%) C#
6 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 5 (19.23%) VBScript
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (19.23%) VB6
8 3 (11.54%) C
8 3 (11.54%) C++
8 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.85%) Delphi
9 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.85%) RPG
9 1 (3.85%) RPG IV
9 1 (3.85%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Sybase
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Sage
3 3 (11.54%) Calypso
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) IBM