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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Access Object (DAO)
Rank 582 564 560
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing DAO 4 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.023% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.084% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
Average daily rate
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£294 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -
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
14772 14272 13910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.70% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10119 9132 8723
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 301 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 2014.

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 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 22 December 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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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 -37 4 £294 +12.98%
London +14 2 £201 -61.66%
Poole - 2 £375 -
Dorset - 2 £375 -
South West - 2 £375 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

DAO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
1 14 (87.50%) JDBC
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
1 14 (87.50%) MVC
2 9 (56.25%) J2EE
2 9 (56.25%) EJB
2 9 (56.25%) JSP
2 9 (56.25%) Servlets
2 9 (56.25%) Struts
2 9 (56.25%) RAD
2 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
2 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 9 (56.25%) WebSphere
2 9 (56.25%) Taglibs
2 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
3 8 (50.00%) REST
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) Perl
5 5 (31.25%) PHP
5 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) Apache
5 5 (31.25%) N-Tier
5 5 (31.25%) Ingres
5 5 (31.25%) VMS

DAO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (31.25%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) HTTPS
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
1 5 (31.25%) SSH
1 5 (31.25%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Ingres
1 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (31.25%) JasperReports
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Excel Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Excel Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Excel VBA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) VB Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
1 14 (87.50%) JDBC
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 9 (56.25%) Taglibs
2 9 (56.25%) JSP
2 9 (56.25%) Servlets
2 9 (56.25%) Struts
2 9 (56.25%) J2EE
2 9 (56.25%) EJB
3 8 (50.00%) REST
4 5 (31.25%) Laravel
4 5 (31.25%) CGI
4 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) N-Tier
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) VMS
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) MVC
2 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
2 9 (56.25%) RAD
2 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Change Control
3 5 (31.25%) Validation
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Korn
3 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 5 (31.25%) Perl
3 5 (31.25%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) VBA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) NFS
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (31.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft