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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 551 526 506
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -20
Contract jobs citing ODBC 32 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.056% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £420 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £256 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £525 £365
% change year-on-year
-40.47% +43.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -66.66%

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
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 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 January 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 27 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 January 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 -15 28 £325 -22.61% 2
South East -2 11 £325 -30.66%
London -5 11 £425 +51.78%
North West -12 2 £210 -63.47%
West Midlands - 2 £288 - 1
City of London +12 1 - -
East of England 0 1 £430 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £430 -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Pershore - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 40 (49.38%) Oracle
2 30 (37.04%) SQL
3 28 (34.57%) Java
3 28 (34.57%) Windows
4 26 (32.10%) UNIX
4 26 (32.10%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (32.10%) Shell Script
5 21 (25.93%) HTTP
6 19 (23.46%) ETL
7 16 (19.75%) Web Services
7 16 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (19.75%) Ajax
7 16 (19.75%) Performance Testing
7 16 (19.75%) Oracle Database
8 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
8 14 (17.28%) FTP
8 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
8 14 (17.28%) SAS
8 14 (17.28%) SOAP
8 14 (17.28%) Base SAS
8 14 (17.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 13 (16.05%) C
9 13 (16.05%) HTML
10 12 (14.81%) .NET
11 11 (13.58%) MySQL
11 11 (13.58%) MS Office
11 11 (13.58%) Python
11 11 (13.58%) Subversion
11 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
11 11 (13.58%) User Experience

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (17.28%) SAS
2 7 (8.64%) Apache
3 5 (6.17%) CMS
3 5 (6.17%) uWSGI
4 4 (4.94%) Drupal
5 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.70%) IIS
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
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 21 (25.93%) 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%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.70%) SSL
6 3 (3.70%) SMTP
6 3 (3.70%) CTI
6 3 (3.70%) Firewall
7 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.23%) Intranet
7 1 (1.23%) Internet
7 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (32.10%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (19.75%) Oracle Database
3 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
3 14 (17.28%) Base SAS
3 14 (17.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 11 (13.58%) MySQL
5 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
5 10 (12.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 9 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.70%) DB2
8 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.70%) Crystal Enterprise
9 2 (2.47%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (2.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (1.23%) MS Access
10 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Subversion
2 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.94%) MyEclipse
4 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.94%) JIRA
4 4 (4.94%) Bugzilla
4 4 (4.94%) NetBeans
4 4 (4.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) Performance Tester
2 15 (18.52%) Tester
3 13 (16.05%) SAS Developer
4 9 (11.11%) Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) DBA
7 3 (3.70%) Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.70%) Siebel Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Designer
8 2 (2.47%) SAS BI Developer
8 2 (2.47%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (2.47%) PHP Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) Web Services
1 16 (19.75%) Ajax
2 14 (17.28%) SOAP
3 13 (16.05%) HTML
4 12 (14.81%) .NET
5 9 (11.11%) XML
6 8 (9.88%) XSL
7 7 (8.64%) Regular Expression
8 6 (7.41%) jQuery
9 5 (6.17%) WSGI
10 4 (4.94%) MyBatis
10 4 (4.94%) Struts2
10 4 (4.94%) Spring
10 4 (4.94%) Velocity
10 4 (4.94%) FreeMarker
10 4 (4.94%) Django
10 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.94%) WSDL
10 4 (4.94%) J2EE
10 4 (4.94%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) User Experience
2 9 (11.11%) Statistics
3 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) NHS
5 2 (2.47%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) AS400
6 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.57%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) UNIX
3 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.11%) Solaris
5 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.64%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.23%) Linux
9 1 (1.23%) Android
9 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ETL
2 16 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (19.75%) Performance Testing
3 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
4 10 (12.35%) Statistical Analysis
5 9 (11.11%) Validation
5 9 (11.11%) Test Management
5 9 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 8 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (8.64%) EAI
7 7 (8.64%) Workflow
8 6 (7.41%) Data Validation
8 6 (7.41%) UML
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.17%) DevOps
10 4 (4.94%) Web Application Development
10 4 (4.94%) Content Management
10 4 (4.94%) BPEL
10 4 (4.94%) Web Development
10 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) SQL
2 28 (34.57%) Java
3 26 (32.10%) Shell Script
4 13 (16.05%) C
5 11 (13.58%) Python
6 10 (12.35%) VB.NET
7 9 (11.11%) Perl
8 8 (9.88%) PHP
9 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
10 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
10 5 (6.17%) C++
11 3 (3.70%) VB
12 2 (2.47%) Tcl
13 1 (1.23%) VBA
13 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.23%) C#
13 1 (1.23%) Korn
13 1 (1.23%) LotusScript
13 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) SAS Certification
2 4 (4.94%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) MCDST
4 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) HL7
1 5 (6.17%) DICOM
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.64%) Shibboleth
3 4 (4.94%) XenApp
3 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (49.38%) Oracle
2 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.88%) VMware
3 8 (9.88%) Informatica
4 7 (8.64%) Siebel
5 6 (7.41%) HP
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix
5 6 (7.41%) Cognos
6 4 (4.94%) hybris
6 4 (4.94%) Business Objects
6 4 (4.94%) Sybase
7 3 (3.70%) AppSense
7 3 (3.70%) Open Text
7 3 (3.70%) StreamServe
7 3 (3.70%) Verint
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
8 1 (1.23%) IBM
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat