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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 563 540 509
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs citing ODBC 45 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.056% 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 21
Average daily rate
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£430 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £412 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.15%

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
14889 14390 14026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.92% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10174 9260 8767
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 190 299 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.58 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 18 December 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 28 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 18 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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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 41 £430 +32.30% 1
Tyne and Wear - 12 £438 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £438 -
North East - 12 £438 -
London +21 11 £450 +56.52%
South East -30 9 £425 +19.71% 1
North West -12 2 £210 -47.50%
West Midlands -4 1 £288 -11.53%
East of England -5 1 £430 -
South West - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (44.44%) Oracle
2 30 (37.04%) SQL
3 27 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (30.86%) UNIX
5 24 (29.63%) Java
6 23 (28.40%) Shell Script
7 22 (27.16%) ETL
7 22 (27.16%) Windows
8 19 (23.46%) HTTP
9 17 (20.99%) Ajax
10 16 (19.75%) SOAP
10 16 (19.75%) Relational Database
11 15 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (17.28%) FTP
12 14 (17.28%) SAS
12 14 (17.28%) Python
12 14 (17.28%) Performance Testing
12 14 (17.28%) Base SAS
12 14 (17.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 14 (17.28%) Oracle Database
13 13 (16.05%) Subversion
13 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
13 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
14 12 (14.81%) MySQL
15 11 (13.58%) MS Office
15 11 (13.58%) C
15 11 (13.58%) HTML
15 11 (13.58%) VB.NET
15 11 (13.58%) .NET
15 11 (13.58%) Web Services

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 14 (17.28%) SAS
2 9 (11.11%) Apache
3 6 (7.41%) uWSGI
3 6 (7.41%) CMS
4 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.70%) IIS
4 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) Drupal
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) MS Office
2 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.46%) HTTP
2 14 (17.28%) FTP
3 9 (11.11%) DNS
4 8 (9.88%) Telnet
5 7 (8.64%) LAN
5 7 (8.64%) WAN
6 3 (3.70%) Broadband
6 3 (3.70%) SMTP
6 3 (3.70%) SSL
6 3 (3.70%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.70%) Firewall
6 3 (3.70%) CTI
7 2 (2.47%) Intranet
8 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.23%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (19.75%) Relational Database
3 14 (17.28%) Base SAS
3 14 (17.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 14 (17.28%) Oracle Database
4 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
5 12 (14.81%) MySQL
6 10 (12.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 9 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (6.17%) RDBMS
10 3 (3.70%) DB2
10 3 (3.70%) Crystal Enterprise
11 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
11 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (2.47%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (2.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 1 (1.23%) Impala
Development Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Subversion
2 8 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.94%) MyEclipse
5 4 (4.94%) JIRA
5 4 (4.94%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.94%) NetBeans
5 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.23%) Toad
6 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Publishing
4 1 (1.23%) Front Office
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) International Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) Performance Tester
2 13 (16.05%) SAS Developer
2 13 (16.05%) Tester
3 7 (8.64%) Consultant
4 5 (6.17%) Analyst
4 5 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) DBA
5 3 (3.70%) Applications Developer
5 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 3 (3.70%) Architect
5 3 (3.70%) Siebel Consultant
5 3 (3.70%) Design Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Designer
6 2 (2.47%) SAS BI Developer
6 2 (2.47%) Report Developer
6 2 (2.47%) Cognos Developer
6 2 (2.47%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.99%) Ajax
2 16 (19.75%) SOAP
3 11 (13.58%) HTML
3 11 (13.58%) .NET
3 11 (13.58%) Web Services
4 8 (9.88%) Regular Expression
4 8 (9.88%) XML
5 7 (8.64%) jQuery
6 6 (7.41%) WSGI
6 6 (7.41%) XSL
6 6 (7.41%) JDBC
7 4 (4.94%) MyBatis
7 4 (4.94%) Struts2
7 4 (4.94%) FreeMarker
7 4 (4.94%) Velocity
7 4 (4.94%) Spring
7 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.94%) WSDL
7 4 (4.94%) Struts
7 4 (4.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) User Experience
2 9 (11.11%) Statistics
3 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.70%) Clustering
6 2 (2.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) AS400
7 1 (1.23%) W3C
7 1 (1.23%) Equities
7 1 (1.23%) Replication
7 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.86%) UNIX
2 22 (27.16%) Windows
3 9 (11.11%) Solaris
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
5 7 (8.64%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000
7 3 (3.70%) Linux
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.47%) Android
9 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) ETL
2 15 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (17.28%) Performance Testing
4 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
5 10 (12.35%) Statistical Analysis
6 9 (11.11%) Validation
6 9 (11.11%) Test Management
6 9 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 8 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (9.88%) Migration
7 8 (9.88%) Workflow
8 7 (8.64%) EAI
9 6 (7.41%) Data Validation
9 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.41%) UML
10 5 (6.17%) OO
10 5 (6.17%) DevOps
11 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.94%) Content Management
11 4 (4.94%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) SQL
2 24 (29.63%) Java
3 23 (28.40%) Shell Script
4 14 (17.28%) Python
5 11 (13.58%) C
5 11 (13.58%) VB.NET
6 10 (12.35%) PHP
7 8 (9.88%) Perl
8 6 (7.41%) C++
9 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.94%) VB
10 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.47%) C#
11 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.23%) VBA
12 1 (1.23%) VB6
12 1 (1.23%) Korn
12 1 (1.23%) PHP5
12 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) SAS Certification
2 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.23%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) MCDST
4 1 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Shibboleth
1 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.94%) XenApp
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.23%) HDFS
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.23%) Oozie
2 1 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (44.44%) Oracle
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.88%) VMware
3 8 (9.88%) Informatica
4 7 (8.64%) Siebel
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix
5 6 (7.41%) Cognos
6 5 (6.17%) Business Objects
6 5 (6.17%) Sybase
6 5 (6.17%) HP
7 4 (4.94%) hybris
8 3 (3.70%) Open Text
8 3 (3.70%) AppSense
8 3 (3.70%) StreamServe
8 3 (3.70%) Verint
9 1 (1.23%) SAP
9 1 (1.23%) BMC
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
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