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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Access Object (DAO)
Rank 622 608 572
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -36
Contract jobs citing DAO 4 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.029% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Average daily rate £388 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.20%
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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
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 £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016.

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 4 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 11 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 -3 4 £388 +29.16%
London +7 2 £313 -32.43%
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 2 £450 -

DAO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VBA
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 4 (50.00%) MS Access
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) ADO
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Ant
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 2 (25.00%) SMTP
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP

DAO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) SMTP
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MS Access
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Ant
2 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Gerrit
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Mockito
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) VBA Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Access Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Access VBA Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Excel Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Excel VBA Developer
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) ADO
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) Grails
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) EJB
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) JDBC
4 1 (12.50%) JPA
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) ODBC
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
4 1 (12.50%) WSDL
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Decision Table
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) VBA
3 2 (25.00%) Groovy
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft