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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 551 551 509
Rank change year-on-year
0 -42
Contract jobs citing ODBC 27 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.046% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £469 £325
% change year-on-year
-38.66% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £32.75 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +121.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.75 £14.79
% change year-on-year
- +121.47%

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
14252 14271 12387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.34% 27.22% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9268 9086 7820
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 223 322
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £16.95 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 25 £313 -24.24% 14
London +15 17 £413 +47.32% 2
South East -24 4 £230 -56.19% 6
City of London - 4 £450 -
Scotland -8 2 - -
North West -20 2 £288 -30.30% 2
Cheshire - 2 £288 - 1
East of England +11 1 £225 - 2
South West -7 1 £300 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Manchester - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 4
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 29 (40.28%) SQL
2 23 (31.94%) ETL
2 23 (31.94%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (30.56%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (30.56%) Oracle
3 22 (30.56%) UNIX
4 19 (26.39%) Web Services
4 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
5 18 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 17 (23.61%) Windows
7 14 (19.44%) SAS
7 14 (19.44%) Base SAS
7 14 (19.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 12 (16.67%) HTTP
8 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (16.67%) MS Office
8 12 (16.67%) Java
9 11 (15.28%) FTP
9 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
10 10 (13.89%) Oracle Database
10 10 (13.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 10 (13.89%) Informatica
11 9 (12.50%) Validation
11 9 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Statistics
12 8 (11.11%) Analytics
12 8 (11.11%) Telnet
12 8 (11.11%) Solaris
13 7 (9.72%) XML

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (19.44%) SAS
2 5 (6.94%) CMS
2 5 (6.94%) Apache
2 5 (6.94%) uWSGI
3 4 (5.56%) Drupal
4 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.17%) IIS
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) MS Office
2 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.39%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) HTTP
2 11 (15.28%) FTP
3 8 (11.11%) Telnet
4 5 (6.94%) DNS
5 3 (4.17%) HTTPS
5 3 (4.17%) SSL
5 3 (4.17%) CTI
5 3 (4.17%) Broadband
5 3 (4.17%) SMTP
5 3 (4.17%) Firewall
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) DHCP
6 2 (2.78%) LAN
6 2 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.56%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
3 14 (19.44%) Base SAS
3 14 (19.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
5 10 (13.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 10 (13.89%) Oracle Database
6 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (6.94%) MySQL
9 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (4.17%) Crystal Enterprise
11 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (2.78%) PowerCenter
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (2.78%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (2.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Subversion
1 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Developer
2 13 (18.06%) SAS Developer
3 12 (16.67%) Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Consultant
5 9 (12.50%) Tester
5 9 (12.50%) Performance Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 6 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) DBA
8 3 (4.17%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Siebel Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) IT Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) SAS BI Developer
9 2 (2.78%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) Web Services
2 7 (9.72%) XML
2 7 (9.72%) HTML
3 6 (8.33%) .NET
3 6 (8.33%) OLE
4 5 (6.94%) Regular Expression
4 5 (6.94%) WSGI
5 4 (5.56%) Django
6 3 (4.17%) SOAP
6 3 (4.17%) Ajax
6 3 (4.17%) XSL
6 3 (4.17%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.39%) J2EE
7 1 (1.39%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Statistics
2 6 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.94%) NHS
4 4 (5.56%) User Experience
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) UNIX
2 17 (23.61%) Windows
3 8 (11.11%) Solaris
4 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) ETL
1 23 (31.94%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (12.50%) Validation
2 9 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 9 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (11.11%) Analytics
4 7 (9.72%) Workflow
4 7 (9.72%) EAI
5 6 (8.33%) Data Validation
6 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.94%) Web Development
6 5 (6.94%) CRM
6 5 (6.94%) Project Management
6 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.94%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.94%) DevOps
7 4 (5.56%) Web Application Development
7 4 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.17%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) SQL
2 18 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 12 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (8.33%) C
4 6 (8.33%) Perl
4 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.94%) PHP
5 5 (6.94%) Python
6 3 (4.17%) Tcl
6 3 (4.17%) VB
6 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (2.78%) VBA
7 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.39%) C#
8 1 (1.39%) RPG
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
8 1 (1.39%) LotusScript
8 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) SAS Certification
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) MCSE
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) HL7
1 6 (8.33%) DICOM
2 3 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) Shibboleth
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Oracle
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.89%) Informatica
4 7 (9.72%) HP
4 7 (9.72%) Siebel
5 6 (8.33%) Cognos
6 4 (5.56%) Citrix
6 4 (5.56%) Business Objects
7 3 (4.17%) Sybase
7 3 (4.17%) VMware
7 3 (4.17%) Verint
8 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) Dell
8 2 (2.78%) IBM
9 1 (1.39%) Sun
9 1 (1.39%) Misys
9 1 (1.39%) SAP
9 1 (1.39%) Teradata
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