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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 638 633 595
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -38
Contract jobs citing ADO 12 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.021% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.077% 0.077% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
Median daily rate £355 £418 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.97% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £349 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £415 £320
% change year-on-year
-13.25% +29.68%
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
15650 15671 14873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.98% 27.51% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10948 10537 9618
Median daily rate £415 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 220 211
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 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 -13 12 £355 -14.45%
Yorkshire 0 4 £288 -
North East - 4 £365 -
Sheffield - 4 £288 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £365 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £365 -
South East - 2 £344 -
Bristol -2 1 £425 +1.79%
South West -6 1 £425 +2.40%
London -8 1 £175 -65.00%
Havant - 1 £338 -
Hampshire - 1 £338 -
Kent - 1 £350 -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) Windows
4 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
5 11 (40.74%) .NET
5 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (29.63%) VB
6 8 (29.63%) VB.NET
6 8 (29.63%) ODBC
7 7 (25.93%) XML Schema
7 7 (25.93%) VBA
7 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
7 7 (25.93%) C#
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) ADO.NET
7 7 (25.93%) OLE
7 7 (25.93%) OLE DB
7 7 (25.93%) XML
7 7 (25.93%) Hadoop
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (25.93%) Open Source
7 7 (25.93%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
7 7 (25.93%) Castle Windsor
7 7 (25.93%) Big Data
7 7 (25.93%) Unity DI Container
7 7 (25.93%) Autofac
7 7 (25.93%) Datazen

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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (25.93%) Big Data
3 7 (25.93%) Datazen
3 7 (25.93%) Hadoop
4 5 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (18.52%) MS Access
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.70%) DTS
8 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Escalation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) VBA Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Development Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Development Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Architect
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
1 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
2 8 (29.63%) ODBC
3 7 (25.93%) ADO.NET
3 7 (25.93%) Autofac
3 7 (25.93%) Castle Windsor
3 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
3 7 (25.93%) OLE
3 7 (25.93%) OLE DB
3 7 (25.93%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (25.93%) XML
3 7 (25.93%) XML Schema
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) DAO
5 4 (14.81%) WinForms
6 3 (11.11%) SAP Basis
7 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Open Source
2 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) ITSM
4 4 (14.81%) Memory Management
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.70%) System Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.70%) Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) VB
2 8 (29.63%) VB.NET
3 7 (25.93%) C#
3 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
3 7 (25.93%) VBA
4 4 (14.81%) C
4 4 (14.81%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) Python
4 4 (14.81%) R
4 4 (14.81%) Scala
5 2 (7.41%) VBScript
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) MCSE
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) MCSD
5 1 (3.70%) AAT
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) 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%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) WorldPay