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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
UK
Rank 573 618 597
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -21
Contract jobs citing ADO 18 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.033% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.12% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £240 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - -

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
14208 14614 13855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.22% 28.54% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 10050 9129
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 241 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £20.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 28 February 2017.

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 14 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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +18 17 £363 -3.33% 1
London +23 8 £575 -
Yorkshire +20 7 £344 +43.22%
West Yorkshire +15 5 £350 +45.83%
Leeds - 5 £350 -
South Yorkshire +6 3 £338 +3.84%
Sheffield - 3 £338 -
South East +12 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £150 -
City of London - 1 £575 -
Beaconsfield - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £150 -
South West - 1 £150 -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 29 (59.18%) C#
2 27 (55.10%) SQL
3 18 (36.73%) .NET
3 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
4 17 (34.69%) Data Modelling
4 17 (34.69%) Finance
5 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
5 16 (32.65%) Analytics
6 15 (30.61%) Windows
7 14 (28.57%) VB
7 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
8 13 (26.53%) Entity Framework
8 13 (26.53%) Sybase
8 13 (26.53%) ETL
8 13 (26.53%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
9 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.45%) Subversion
10 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.41%) VBA
12 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
13 8 (16.33%) SAP
13 8 (16.33%) Web Services
13 8 (16.33%) Dapper ORM
14 7 (14.29%) DevOps
14 7 (14.29%) Database Theory
14 7 (14.29%) Rackspace
14 7 (14.29%) MS Access
14 7 (14.29%) IIS
14 7 (14.29%) ActiveX

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 7 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (6.12%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Intranet
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) DTS
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Subversion
2 7 (14.29%) NUnit
3 5 (10.20%) JIRA
4 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.16%) ClearQuest
5 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 38 (77.55%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Sybase Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Database Developer
4 9 (18.37%) SQL Developer
5 7 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.29%) DBA
5 7 (14.29%) SQL DBA
6 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Business Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) VBA Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) NetBackup Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) RAD Developer
9 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Software Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Sybase Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) .NET
2 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 13 (26.53%) Entity Framework
4 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
5 8 (16.33%) Dapper ORM
5 8 (16.33%) Web Services
6 7 (14.29%) ActiveX
6 7 (14.29%) DAO
7 3 (6.12%) ADO.NET
8 2 (4.08%) CSS
8 2 (4.08%) HTML
8 2 (4.08%) jQuery
8 2 (4.08%) XML
9 1 (2.04%) Ajax
9 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.04%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.04%) JSON
9 1 (2.04%) LINQ
9 1 (2.04%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Digital Media
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Tandem
3 1 (2.04%) BYOD
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Data Modelling
2 16 (32.65%) Analytics
3 13 (26.53%) ETL
3 13 (26.53%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Database Theory
5 7 (14.29%) DevOps
5 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (14.29%) WFM
6 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Data Management
7 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Data Management
8 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.12%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.12%) Time Management
8 3 (6.12%) Validation
8 3 (6.12%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (59.18%) C#
2 27 (55.10%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) VB
4 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
5 10 (20.41%) VBA
6 6 (12.24%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) CCNA
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Sybase
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.33%) SAP
4 7 (14.29%) Rackspace
4 7 (14.29%) RedGate
5 4 (8.16%) Adobe
5 4 (8.16%) VMware
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco
6 3 (6.12%) Google
6 3 (6.12%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
7 1 (2.04%) Sitecore