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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Access Object (DAO)
Rank 572 553 533
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -20
Contract jobs citing DAO 4 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.026% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.096% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
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£300 £340 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -27.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £273 -
% change year-on-year
+10.09% -
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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DAO within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

DAO Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 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 27 February 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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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 -27 4 £300 -11.76%
London -18 2 £463 +8.82%
City of London +16 1 £463 +8.82%
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

DAO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (89.47%) Web Services
1 17 (89.47%) MVC
2 13 (68.42%) CSS
2 13 (68.42%) JDBC
2 13 (68.42%) Java
2 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
3 9 (47.37%) J2EE
3 9 (47.37%) JSP
3 9 (47.37%) Servlets
3 9 (47.37%) Struts
3 9 (47.37%) EJB
3 9 (47.37%) RAD
3 9 (47.37%) IBM
3 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
3 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
3 9 (47.37%) Taglibs
3 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Integration Testing
4 8 (42.11%) REST
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) PuTTY
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) Laravel
7 4 (21.05%) Change Control
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework

DAO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (47.37%) WebSphere
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) HTTPS
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
1 4 (21.05%) SSH
1 4 (21.05%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) Ingres
2 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
2 4 (21.05%) JasperReports
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) PHPUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) VBA Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Excel Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Excel Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Excel VBA Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) Web Services
2 13 (68.42%) CSS
2 13 (68.42%) JDBC
3 9 (47.37%) JSP
3 9 (47.37%) Servlets
3 9 (47.37%) Struts
3 9 (47.37%) J2EE
3 9 (47.37%) Taglibs
3 9 (47.37%) EJB
4 8 (42.11%) REST
5 4 (21.05%) Laravel
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (21.05%) CGI
5 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
5 4 (21.05%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) N-Tier
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) VMS
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) MVC
2 9 (47.37%) RAD
2 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
2 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Integration Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Change Control
3 4 (21.05%) OO
3 4 (21.05%) Workflow
3 4 (21.05%) Validation
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 4 (21.05%) PHP
3 4 (21.05%) Korn
3 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) NFS
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (21.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) Business Objects