The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 567 504 556
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +52
Contract jobs citing ODBC 20 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.084% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 16
Average daily rate £300 £525 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £216 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+218.18% +17.85%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -106 17 £300 -42.85% 13
South East -10 6 £250 - 5
London -45 6 £420 -20.00%
Berkshire - 4 £368 -
Scotland -5 3 - - 1
Erith - 3 - -
North West -18 2 £413 +37.50% 1
Reading - 2 £525 -
South West -21 1 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 4
Slough - 1 £210 -
Essex - 1 - - 4
Northamptonshire - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 5
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
North Wales - - - -
Denbighshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (64.00%) SQL
2 23 (46.00%) Oracle
2 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (40.00%) Windows
4 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
5 16 (32.00%) .NET
5 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (24.00%) Relational Database
7 11 (22.00%) Analytics
8 10 (20.00%) RDBMS
8 10 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (20.00%) ETL
9 9 (18.00%) XML
9 9 (18.00%) ITIL
9 9 (18.00%) Business Objects
9 9 (18.00%) SAP
9 9 (18.00%) QA
10 8 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (16.00%) Validation
10 8 (16.00%) Data Analysis
10 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (16.00%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (16.00%) HTML
11 7 (14.00%) C#
11 7 (14.00%) Web Services
11 7 (14.00%) Linux
11 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (14.00%) OLE DB
11 7 (14.00%) Finance
12 6 (12.00%) Replication

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.00%) SAS
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.00%) OpenEdge
3 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.00%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) Quickr
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Drupal
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.00%) MS Project
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) HTTP
2 4 (8.00%) SAN
3 3 (6.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) FTP
5 1 (2.00%) TELNET
5 1 (2.00%) Intranet
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 10 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (16.00%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (10.00%) MySQL
7 5 (10.00%) MS Access
8 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (4.00%) Base SAS
9 2 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (4.00%) StreamInsight
9 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.00%) Toad
3 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.00%) XMLSpy
4 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.00%) JProfiler
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Introscope
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Report Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Report Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Performance Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Lead Data Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) .NET
2 9 (18.00%) XML
3 8 (16.00%) HTML
4 7 (14.00%) Web Services
4 7 (14.00%) OLE DB
5 6 (12.00%) JDBC
6 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.00%) ADO.NET
7 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.00%) XML Schema
8 2 (4.00%) OLE
8 2 (4.00%) CSS
8 2 (4.00%) SOAP
8 2 (4.00%) ADO
9 1 (2.00%) EDI
9 1 (2.00%) XSD
9 1 (2.00%) XSLT
9 1 (2.00%) Middleware
9 1 (2.00%) Visualforce
9 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Replication
2 4 (8.00%) Wiki
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.00%) LIMS
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) UNIX
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Analytics
2 10 (20.00%) ETL
3 9 (18.00%) ITIL
4 8 (16.00%) Validation
4 8 (16.00%) Data Analysis
4 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.00%) Use Case
6 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
6 5 (10.00%) CMMI
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
6 5 (10.00%) eTOM
7 4 (8.00%) Data Management
7 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.00%) Data Validation
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (64.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) C#
3 6 (12.00%) C
4 5 (10.00%) C++
5 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.00%) Perl
5 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) VB
5 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.00%) Java
6 3 (6.00%) VBA
7 2 (4.00%) AWK
7 2 (4.00%) VB6
7 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.00%) sed
7 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.00%) Delphi
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.00%) ISEB
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) TickIT
3 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.00%) nmon
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Oracle
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) Business Objects
2 9 (18.00%) SAP
3 5 (10.00%) Cognos
3 5 (10.00%) Informatica
3 5 (10.00%) IBM
4 4 (8.00%) HP
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
5 3 (6.00%) DataFlux
6 1 (2.00%) Sybase
6 1 (2.00%) Progress
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.00%) Lotus
6 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.00%) CommVault
6 1 (2.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) WatchGuard