The table below looks at the statistics for ODBC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ODBC over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 569 562 579
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing ODBC 35 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.047% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £253 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £545 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £245
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +44.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +25.58%

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
15578 15242 15706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.87% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10165 9888 9399
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 254 394
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

ODBC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ODBC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ODBC
Daily Rate Trend

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

ODBC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ODBC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ODBC within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

ODBC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ODBC
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ODBC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ODBC
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ODBC within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -13 33 £300 -11.76% 9
South East -9 9 £350 - 1
London +15 8 £475 +58.33% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £273 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £250 - 1
North West -4 6 £300 +9.09% 2
Oxford - 3 £250 -
Surrey -4 1 £350 -
West Midlands -19 1 - -
South West -31 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £475 - 1
Leeds - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ODBC 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 ODBC.

1 31 (55.36%) Oracle
2 29 (51.79%) SQL
3 28 (50.00%) Java
4 25 (44.64%) Windows
5 19 (33.93%) UNIX
6 18 (32.14%) Shell Script
7 16 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database
8 15 (26.79%) SOAP
8 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
8 15 (26.79%) Ajax
9 14 (25.00%) HTTP
9 14 (25.00%) C++
10 13 (23.21%) Python
11 12 (21.43%) JDBC
11 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
12 11 (19.64%) Subversion
12 11 (19.64%) .NET
12 11 (19.64%) XML
12 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (17.86%) Relational Database
13 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
13 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.86%) MySQL
13 10 (17.86%) ETL
14 9 (16.07%) LAN
14 9 (16.07%) WAN
14 9 (16.07%) C
14 9 (16.07%) PHP
14 9 (16.07%) Linux

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ODBC 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 ODBC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.29%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) CMS
2 4 (7.14%) uWSGI
3 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.57%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) HTTP
2 9 (16.07%) LAN
2 9 (16.07%) WAN
3 8 (14.29%) DNS
4 6 (10.71%) FTP
5 3 (5.36%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.57%) Intranet
6 2 (3.57%) Internet
6 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.57%) Wireless
7 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.79%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.79%) VPN
7 1 (1.79%) Telnet
7 1 (1.79%) Firewall
7 1 (1.79%) DHCP
7 1 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 10 (17.86%) Relational Database
2 10 (17.86%) MySQL
2 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.36%) DB2
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.57%) SQLPlus
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Subversion
2 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.71%) Toad
3 5 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (7.14%) MyEclipse
4 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.14%) Bugzilla
4 4 (7.14%) NetBeans
5 3 (5.36%) Introscope
5 3 (5.36%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (5.36%) JProfiler
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
2 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) International Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Tester
3 7 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (7.14%) Designer
6 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) DBA
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) SOAP
1 15 (26.79%) Ajax
2 12 (21.43%) JDBC
3 11 (19.64%) XML
3 11 (19.64%) .NET
4 8 (14.29%) HTML
5 7 (12.50%) jQuery
6 6 (10.71%) Regular Expression
6 6 (10.71%) J2EE
6 6 (10.71%) XSL
7 5 (8.93%) Web Services
7 5 (8.93%) Middleware
8 4 (7.14%) Spring
8 4 (7.14%) WSDL
8 4 (7.14%) Hibernate
8 4 (7.14%) Struts
8 4 (7.14%) WSGI
8 4 (7.14%) Velocity
8 4 (7.14%) Struts2
8 4 (7.14%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.07%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) iPhone
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.79%) Equities
5 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
5 1 (1.79%) Animation
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) AS400
5 1 (1.79%) Handset
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) UNIX
3 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.93%) Solaris
7 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000
7 4 (7.14%) Android
8 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 10 (17.86%) ETL
3 8 (14.29%) Migration
3 8 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (12.50%) Test Management
4 7 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 6 (10.71%) UML
5 6 (10.71%) OO
6 5 (8.93%) ITIL
6 5 (8.93%) SOA
7 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.14%) Content Management
7 4 (7.14%) BPEL
7 4 (7.14%) Scrum
7 4 (7.14%) MVC
7 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.14%) Analytics
7 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) SQL
2 28 (50.00%) Java
3 18 (32.14%) Shell Script
4 14 (25.00%) C++
5 13 (23.21%) Python
6 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
7 9 (16.07%) PHP
7 9 (16.07%) C
8 7 (12.50%) Perl
8 7 (12.50%) VB
9 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 4 (7.14%) C#
9 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
10 3 (5.36%) VBA
10 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
10 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
11 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 2 (3.57%) Korn
12 1 (1.79%) PHP5
12 1 (1.79%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) ISEB
1 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.79%) MCDST
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.71%) Shibboleth
3 5 (8.93%) XenApp
4 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.57%) Apache Flume
5 2 (3.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Puppet
2 3 (5.36%) nmon
3 2 (3.57%) Oozie
3 2 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 2 (3.57%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Oracle
2 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.50%) Citrix
3 7 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) hybris
5 3 (5.36%) StreamServe
5 3 (5.36%) AppSense
5 3 (5.36%) Open Text
5 3 (5.36%) Sybase
6 2 (3.57%) HP
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) BMC
6 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.79%) McAfee
7 1 (1.79%) CommVault
7 1 (1.79%) Teradata
7 1 (1.79%) Dell
7 1 (1.79%) Avaya
7 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
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