The table below looks at the statistics for DAO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DAO over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Access Object (DAO)
Rank 602 567 586
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +19
Contract jobs citing DAO 12 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.021% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.077% 0.072% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 15
Average daily rate
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£435 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £228 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £388 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £228 -
% change year-on-year
+64.83% -
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
15570 15180 15836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 28.80% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10092 9796 9484
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 256 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

DAO
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DAO within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

DAO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DAO
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DAO within the UK.

DAO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DAO
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DAO within the UK.

DAO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DAO
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 DAO within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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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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 -18 12 £435 +24.28% 4
London +15 9 £435 +16.00% 1
South West - 3 £375 -
Gloucester - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Middlesbrough - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - -

DAO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DAO 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 DAO.

1 13 (81.25%) Java
1 13 (81.25%) Web Services
1 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 12 (75.00%) JDBC
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) J2EE
4 9 (56.25%) JSP
4 9 (56.25%) Servlets
4 9 (56.25%) Struts
4 9 (56.25%) RAD
4 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
4 9 (56.25%) IBM
4 9 (56.25%) EJB
4 9 (56.25%) WebSphere
4 9 (56.25%) Taglibs
4 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
5 8 (50.00%) REST
6 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Perl
7 3 (18.75%) PHP
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) Apache
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) SAN

DAO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DAO 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 DAO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (56.25%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
1 3 (18.75%) SSH
1 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) Ingres
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (18.75%) JasperReports
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) PHPUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) VB Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) VB Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) Web Services
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 12 (75.00%) JDBC
3 10 (62.50%) J2EE
4 9 (56.25%) JSP
4 9 (56.25%) Servlets
4 9 (56.25%) Struts
4 9 (56.25%) Taglibs
4 9 (56.25%) EJB
5 8 (50.00%) REST
6 3 (18.75%) Laravel
6 3 (18.75%) CGI
6 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) ActiveX
8 1 (6.25%) J2ME
8 1 (6.25%) ISAPI
8 1 (6.25%) MAPI
8 1 (6.25%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Animation
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) VMS
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 9 (56.25%) RAD
2 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
2 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
4 3 (18.75%) Korn
4 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) VC++
5 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) NFS
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase