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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 591 589 547
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -42
Contract jobs citing ADO 17 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.026% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.093% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 10
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £311 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +11.42%
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
15327 15078 13744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.39% 28.02% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10240 9797 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 220 336
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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 1 July 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 15 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 1 July 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 -17 16 £550 +15.78%
London -6 6 £550 -
Ipswich - 5 £550 -
Suffolk - 5 £550 -
East of England - 5 £550 -
South West - 3 £415 -
City of London -5 2 £550 +22.22%
Bristol - 2 £418 -
Yorkshire -15 1 £288 -10.15%
South East -15 1 £600 +118.18%
West Yorkshire -20 1 £288 -10.15%
Leeds -20 1 £288 -10.15%
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Isle of Man - 1 £500 -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 32 (88.89%) C#
1 32 (88.89%) .NET
1 32 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 30 (83.33%) VB
3 23 (63.89%) XML
4 21 (58.33%) Windows
5 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
6 17 (47.22%) Finance
6 17 (47.22%) Client/Server
7 14 (38.89%) SQL
8 13 (36.11%) Process Management
8 13 (36.11%) SDLC
9 12 (33.33%) N-Tier
10 11 (30.56%) Kofax
10 11 (30.56%) VB6
11 10 (27.78%) VB.NET
11 10 (27.78%) Content Management
11 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (25.00%) Document Management
12 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
12 9 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
12 9 (25.00%) Process Improvement
12 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio
13 8 (22.22%) EMC
13 8 (22.22%) Documentum
14 7 (19.44%) VBA
14 7 (19.44%) Maven
14 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
15 6 (16.67%) Systems Analysis

ADO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (22.22%) Documentum
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) Confluence
5 1 (2.78%) Node.js
5 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.78%) MS Access
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (19.44%) Maven
4 3 (8.33%) Subversion
5 2 (5.56%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.78%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Architect
2 13 (36.11%) Developer
3 9 (25.00%) AWS Architect
4 6 (16.67%) VB Developer
4 6 (16.67%) VB6 Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Integration Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) IT Architect
6 3 (8.33%) VB Programmer
6 3 (8.33%) Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Build Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.78%) VBA Developer
8 1 (2.78%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.78%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (88.89%) .NET
2 23 (63.89%) XML
3 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) DHTML
5 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET
5 2 (5.56%) ODBC
5 2 (5.56%) ActiveX
5 2 (5.56%) WCF
5 2 (5.56%) WF
5 2 (5.56%) LINQ
5 2 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (2.78%) JSON
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.78%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Client/Server
2 12 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Process Management
1 13 (36.11%) SDLC
2 10 (27.78%) Content Management
3 9 (25.00%) Document Management
3 9 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
3 9 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 6 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (13.89%) OO
5 5 (13.89%) OOD
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.33%) System Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (5.56%) Static Code Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Build Automation
8 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.56%) Release Management
8 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
8 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (88.89%) C#
2 30 (83.33%) VB
3 14 (38.89%) SQL
4 11 (30.56%) VB6
5 10 (27.78%) VB.NET
6 7 (19.44%) VBA
6 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
7 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.56%) VBScript
10 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) MCP
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Kofax
3 8 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) OpenText
5 1 (2.78%) Ektron
5 1 (2.78%) Business Objects