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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 585 579 534
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -45
Contract jobs citing ADO 27 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.028% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 11
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£550 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -
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
15071 14856 12792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.62% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9795 9728 7977
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 208 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 6 May 2015.

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 12 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 May 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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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 -5 27 £550 +83.33% 2
East of England - 15 £550 - 1
Suffolk - 15 £550 -
Ipswich - 15 £550 -
Leeds - 6 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 1
London -9 3 £550 +29.41%
City of London +18 2 £550 +29.41%
Bristol - 2 £418 -
South West - 2 £418 -
South East -11 1 £600 +118.18%

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 32 (91.43%) C#
3 31 (88.57%) SQL Server
4 29 (82.86%) VB
5 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
6 21 (60.00%) XML
6 21 (60.00%) Windows
7 19 (54.29%) .NET Framework
8 17 (48.57%) Client/Server
9 16 (45.71%) Finance
10 14 (40.00%) SQL
11 13 (37.14%) Process Management
12 12 (34.29%) N-Tier
13 11 (31.43%) Kofax
14 10 (28.57%) VB6
14 10 (28.57%) Content Management
14 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
15 9 (25.71%) Document Management
15 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (25.71%) Business Process Improvement
15 9 (25.71%) Process Improvement
16 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
16 8 (22.86%) EMC
16 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
16 8 (22.86%) Documentum
17 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
17 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
18 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
18 6 (17.14%) OO
18 6 (17.14%) Maven

ADO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (22.86%) Documentum
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (88.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) MS Access
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.14%) Maven
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
5 2 (5.71%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Architect
2 12 (34.29%) Developer
3 9 (25.71%) AWS Architect
4 5 (14.29%) VB Developer
4 5 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
5 4 (11.43%) IT Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Integration Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Build Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) VB Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) .NET
2 21 (60.00%) XML
3 19 (54.29%) .NET Framework
4 5 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (11.43%) HTML
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.71%) WF
7 2 (5.71%) jQuery
7 2 (5.71%) HTML5
7 2 (5.71%) DHTML
7 2 (5.71%) ActiveX
8 1 (2.86%) WinForms
8 1 (2.86%) Web Services
8 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.86%) Ninject
8 1 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Client/Server
2 12 (34.29%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Process Management
2 10 (28.57%) Content Management
3 9 (25.71%) Document Management
3 9 (25.71%) Business Process Improvement
3 9 (25.71%) Process Improvement
4 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (17.14%) OO
6 5 (14.29%) OOD
6 5 (14.29%) MVC
7 4 (11.43%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Cash Management
8 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.71%) Workflow
9 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
9 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Release Management
9 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.71%) System Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (91.43%) C#
2 29 (82.86%) VB
3 14 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) VB6
5 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
6 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
8 5 (14.29%) VBA
9 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
10 3 (8.57%) C++
10 3 (8.57%) Java
11 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) MCP
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Kofax
3 8 (22.86%) EMC
4 2 (5.71%) OpenText
5 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
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