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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 570 546 559
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing ODBC 24 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £483 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.46% +60.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £365 £250
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +46.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 - £20.75
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15090 14302 15031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.98% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9078 9190
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -27 23 £350 -33.33% 5
London +19 9 £475 -13.24%
South East -2 9 £230 - 2
City of London +27 5 £475 -11.62%
Oxfordshire - 5 £250 -
North West - 3 £300 - 1
Oxford - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
Surrey -6 1 - - 1
Scotland -20 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 £338 -
Bletchley - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Rotherham - - - -
Staines - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (60.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) Oracle
3 13 (32.50%) UNIX
4 12 (30.00%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (27.50%) C++
5 11 (27.50%) Java
5 11 (27.50%) XML
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (27.50%) Relational Database
6 10 (25.00%) .NET
7 9 (22.50%) JDBC
7 9 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
7 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database
8 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 7 (17.50%) ETL
9 7 (17.50%) Python
9 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
9 7 (17.50%) VB
9 7 (17.50%) Finance
10 6 (15.00%) PHP
10 6 (15.00%) C#
10 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 6 (15.00%) Apache
10 6 (15.00%) Toad
11 5 (12.50%) HTTP
11 5 (12.50%) OLE DB
11 5 (12.50%) Middleware
11 5 (12.50%) C

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (15.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) CMS
2 4 (10.00%) uWSGI
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.00%) Apache Pig
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) HTTP
2 3 (7.50%) HTTPS
2 3 (7.50%) FTP
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.50%) Intranet
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Telnet
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (27.50%) Relational Database
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database
3 9 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.00%) MySQL
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (5.00%) SQLPlus
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.00%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (5.00%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Toad
2 5 (12.50%) Subversion
3 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.50%) JProfiler
4 3 (7.50%) Introscope
4 3 (7.50%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
2 5 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) International Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Advertising
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Report Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Database Developer
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.50%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) XML
2 10 (25.00%) .NET
3 9 (22.50%) JDBC
4 5 (12.50%) Middleware
4 5 (12.50%) OLE DB
4 5 (12.50%) HTML
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.00%) SOAP
5 4 (10.00%) Regular Expression
5 4 (10.00%) WSGI
6 3 (7.50%) Web Services
6 3 (7.50%) ADO
6 3 (7.50%) ADO.NET
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.50%) OLE
7 2 (5.00%) JSON
7 2 (5.00%) XML Schema
7 2 (5.00%) J2EE
7 2 (5.00%) ActiveX
7 2 (5.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.50%) Replication
1 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.00%) iPhone
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Equities
3 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.50%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) Animation
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.50%) LIMS
3 1 (2.50%) Handset
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) UNIX
2 12 (30.00%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Solaris
5 3 (7.50%) Android
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ETL
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (12.50%) Analytics
3 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Data Management
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Database Security
5 2 (5.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (5.00%) Data Validation
5 2 (5.00%) Memory Management
5 2 (5.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) C++
2 11 (27.50%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
4 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.50%) VB
4 7 (17.50%) Python
5 6 (15.00%) PHP
5 6 (15.00%) C#
6 5 (12.50%) C
6 5 (12.50%) Perl
6 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (7.50%) VBA
9 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.50%) Apex Code
10 1 (2.50%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
1 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Shibboleth
2 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Flume
3 2 (5.00%) HDFS
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) nmon
3 2 (5.00%) Oozie
3 2 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Sybase
3 3 (7.50%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) BMC
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) CommVault
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee
5 1 (2.50%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Teradata
5 1 (2.50%) Polycom
5 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.50%) Avaya
5 1 (2.50%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.50%) Sun