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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 570 575 530
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -45
Contract jobs citing ADO 19 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.024% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.090% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £338 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £248 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -14.28%
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
14472 14509 12580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.34% 27.23% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9423 9255 7928
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 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 226 331
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.99 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 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 9 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 31 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 0 19 £450 +33.33% 6
Yorkshire - 7 £325 -
Leeds - 6 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 -
London +3 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Surrey - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 24 (88.89%) C#
3 22 (81.48%) VB
3 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
4 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
5 12 (44.44%) XML
5 12 (44.44%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) Finance
6 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
7 10 (37.04%) VB6
8 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
8 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
9 7 (25.93%) Documentum
9 7 (25.93%) EMC
9 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
9 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
9 7 (25.93%) Document Management
9 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
10 6 (22.22%) Maven
10 6 (22.22%) Content Management
10 6 (22.22%) MVC
10 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
10 6 (22.22%) N-Tier
10 6 (22.22%) OO
10 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
11 5 (18.52%) OOD
11 5 (18.52%) VBA
11 5 (18.52%) CSS

ADO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 7 (25.93%) Documentum
2 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
3 6 (22.22%) Maven
3 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.41%) MSBuild
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) Subversion
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Architect
3 6 (22.22%) VB Developer
4 5 (18.52%) VB6 Developer
4 5 (18.52%) AWS Architect
5 4 (14.81%) IT Architect
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) VB Programmer
7 2 (7.41%) Build Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Programmer
8 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.70%) VBA Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Excel Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Excel Specialist
8 1 (3.70%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) XML
3 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
5 4 (14.81%) HTML
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (7.41%) DAO
7 2 (7.41%) jQuery
7 2 (7.41%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) DHTML
7 2 (7.41%) ActiveX
8 1 (3.70%) WinForms
8 1 (3.70%) Web Services
8 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.70%) Ninject
8 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
2 6 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
1 7 (25.93%) Document Management
2 6 (22.22%) Content Management
2 6 (22.22%) OO
2 6 (22.22%) MVC
3 5 (18.52%) Process Management
3 5 (18.52%) OOD
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Business Process Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) Cash Management
6 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Release Management
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) System Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.41%) Static Code Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) C#
2 22 (81.48%) VB
3 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 10 (37.04%) VB6
5 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
6 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (18.52%) VBA
8 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
9 3 (11.11%) C++
9 3 (11.11%) Java
10 2 (7.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCP
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) EMC
3 5 (18.52%) Kofax
4 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
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