The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ADO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ADO over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
UK / England
Rank 573 598 581
Rank change year-on-year +25 -17  
Contract jobs citing ADO 12 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.091% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Median daily rate £563 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - -

ADO is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13203 13828 12995
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.59% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9164 9692 8524
Median daily rate £425 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 213 172
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

ADO
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ADO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for ADO in England

ADO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ADO in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ADO in England

ADO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADO in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ADO in England

ADO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ADO in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ADO in England

ADO
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +41 10 £575 - 1
South East +13 1 - -
South West - 1 £150 - 1
ADO
UK

ADO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ADO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ADO.

1 30 (61.22%) C#
2 29 (59.18%) SQL
3 19 (38.78%) Data Modelling
3 19 (38.78%) Finance
4 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
4 18 (36.73%) Analytics
5 17 (34.69%) .NET
5 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
6 15 (30.61%) Sybase
6 15 (30.61%) ETL
6 15 (30.61%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (28.57%) VB
7 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
8 13 (26.53%) Entity Framework
8 13 (26.53%) Windows
9 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
9 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.45%) Subversion
11 10 (20.41%) VBA
11 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
12 9 (18.37%) Banking
13 8 (16.33%) SAP
13 8 (16.33%) Web Services
13 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
13 8 (16.33%) Dapper ORM
14 7 (14.29%) DevOps
14 7 (14.29%) Database Theory
14 7 (14.29%) MS Access
14 7 (14.29%) ActiveX
14 7 (14.29%) IIS

ADO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (6.12%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) DTS
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Subversion
2 7 (14.29%) NUnit
3 5 (10.20%) JIRA
4 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.16%) ClearQuest
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Database Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Sybase Developer
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Developer
4 7 (14.29%) DBA
4 7 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 6 (12.24%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Business Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Database Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) VBA Developer
8 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) NetBackup Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) RAD Developer
9 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) .NET
2 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 13 (26.53%) Entity Framework
4 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
5 8 (16.33%) Dapper ORM
5 8 (16.33%) Web Services
6 7 (14.29%) ActiveX
6 7 (14.29%) DAO
7 2 (4.08%) ADO.NET
7 2 (4.08%) HTML
7 2 (4.08%) jQuery
8 1 (2.04%) Ajax
8 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.04%) Classic ASP
8 1 (2.04%) CSS
8 1 (2.04%) CSS3
8 1 (2.04%) HTML5
8 1 (2.04%) REST
8 1 (2.04%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Digital Media
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Tandem
3 1 (2.04%) BYOD
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Data Modelling
2 18 (36.73%) Analytics
3 15 (30.61%) ETL
3 15 (30.61%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Database Theory
5 7 (14.29%) DevOps
5 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (14.29%) WFM
6 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Data Management
7 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Data Management
7 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (6.12%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.12%) SDLC
8 3 (6.12%) Time Management
8 3 (6.12%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) C#
2 29 (59.18%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) VB
4 12 (24.49%) T-SQL
5 10 (20.41%) VBA
6 6 (12.24%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Sybase
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) SAP
3 7 (14.29%) Rackspace
3 7 (14.29%) RedGate
4 4 (8.16%) Adobe
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco
5 3 (6.12%) Google
5 3 (6.12%) Symantec
5 3 (6.12%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Lotus
6 1 (2.04%) Sitecore