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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Rank 609 593 568
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs citing ADO 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.068% 0.059% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate £425 £475 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £333 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -16.00%
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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 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 11 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 10 £425 -10.52% 4
West Midlands - 5 £450 -
Telford - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
South East +3 2 £400 +26.98%
London -10 2 - - 2
Reading - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
Birmingham - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire -9 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) VBA
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) MS Access
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (18.75%) DAO
7 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Front Office
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) ODBC
7 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (12.50%) ETL Development
8 2 (12.50%) Datazen
8 2 (12.50%) Autofac

ADO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) MS Access
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) Big Data
4 2 (12.50%) Datazen
4 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mart
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) DTS
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) C++Builder
2 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) NUnit
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) VisiBroker
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Front Office
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) VBA Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Excel Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Excel VBA Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Service Architect
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Access Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Access VBA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Development Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) RAD Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) DAO
4 3 (18.75%) ODBC
5 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) Autofac
5 2 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) OLE
5 2 (12.50%) OLE DB
5 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
5 2 (12.50%) XSLT
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) Classic ASP
6 1 (6.25%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Reinsurance
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) Service Management
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) ETL
2 2 (12.50%) ETL Development
2 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 2 (12.50%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Process Management
2 2 (12.50%) RAD
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Memory Management
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) VBA
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) VB
6 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (6.25%) C
7 1 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (6.25%) R
7 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSD
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) Borland
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Kofax