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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Rank 606 570 551
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -19
Contract jobs citing ODBC 13 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.061% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.089% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 14
Average daily rate £375 £325 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £220 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £439 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £525
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -40.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.00

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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
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 9 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 13 £375 +15.38% 8
London -8 8 £381 -7.57% 1
South East -6 3 £370 +13.84% 4
Berkshire - 3 £370 -
North West -17 2 £363 +72.61% 1
Reading - 2 £400 -
Manchester -17 1 £350 +66.66%
Merseyside - 1 £375 - 1
Slough - 1 £340 -

ODBC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (54.90%) Web Services
2 26 (50.98%) JDBC
3 23 (45.10%) SOAP
4 21 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 21 (41.18%) SQL
5 20 (39.22%) CMS
5 20 (39.22%) REST
5 20 (39.22%) ServiceNow
6 14 (27.45%) Taleo
6 14 (27.45%) XML
7 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.53%) Oracle
7 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 11 (21.57%) ERP
9 10 (19.61%) Java
9 10 (19.61%) Windows
10 9 (17.65%) .NET
11 8 (15.69%) Finance
11 8 (15.69%) Degree
12 7 (13.73%) Data Structures
12 7 (13.73%) VB
12 7 (13.73%) C#
13 6 (11.76%) C++
13 6 (11.76%) HTML
13 6 (11.76%) Unix
13 6 (11.76%) ETL
13 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
13 6 (11.76%) Middleware
13 6 (11.76%) Migration
13 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (39.22%) CMS
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.96%) Apache
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Teamcenter
2 3 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.96%) Sage 1000
3 1 (1.96%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) Taleo
2 2 (3.92%) Boomi
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) FTP
1 3 (5.88%) HTTP
1 3 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (9.80%) MS Access
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.92%) Big Data
6 2 (3.92%) Datazen
6 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.92%) MySQL
6 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.96%) Redis
7 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 3 (5.88%) Introscope
1 3 (5.88%) JProfiler
1 3 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 3 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (5.88%) Toad
2 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Advertising
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) ServiceNow Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Applications Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.84%) Applications Support Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) AS400 Support
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Support Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (54.90%) Web Services
2 26 (50.98%) JDBC
3 23 (45.10%) SOAP
4 20 (39.22%) REST
5 14 (27.45%) XML
6 9 (17.65%) .NET
7 6 (11.76%) HTML
7 6 (11.76%) Middleware
8 3 (5.88%) ADO
8 3 (5.88%) XSLT
9 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET
9 2 (3.92%) Autofac
9 2 (3.92%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (3.92%) CSS
9 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
9 2 (3.92%) J2EE
9 2 (3.92%) OLE
9 2 (3.92%) OLE DB
9 2 (3.92%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) AS400
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Data Integration
2 4 (7.84%) iSeries
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) NHS
4 2 (3.92%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.92%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.96%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.96%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Solaris
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) ERP
2 6 (11.76%) ETL
2 6 (11.76%) Migration
3 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
3 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.84%) Code Optimisation
4 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.84%) High Availability
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL
4 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) Data Transformation
5 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Open Source
5 3 (5.88%) PLM
5 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) JavaScript
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) Java
3 7 (13.73%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) VB
4 6 (11.76%) C++
4 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.84%) RPG
6 3 (5.88%) C
6 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.88%) Tcl
6 3 (5.88%) VBA
7 2 (3.92%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.96%) Perl
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) R
8 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) MCSE
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.84%) MCDBA
3 4 (7.84%) MCP
4 3 (5.88%) ISEB
4 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCSD
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.88%) DICOM
1 3 (5.88%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (5.88%) nmon
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (3.92%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) ServiceNow
2 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Sage
4 4 (7.84%) IBM
4 4 (7.84%) Infor
4 4 (7.84%) MAPICS
4 4 (7.84%) Siemens
5 2 (3.92%) Dell
5 2 (3.92%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.92%) Remedy
5 2 (3.92%) Tableau