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 27 June 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.

Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 616 608
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8  
Contract jobs citing ADO 2 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.014% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.049% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 14
Median daily rate £340 £360 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -34.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £329 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £378 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £360 £550
% change year-on-year -5.55% -34.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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
South East +15 1 £305 -9.62%
South West - 1 £375 -
ADO
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 9 (64.29%) Analytics
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) Sybase
3 6 (42.86%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 6 (42.86%) ETL
3 6 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (35.71%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (28.57%) Adobe
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Digital Media
6 3 (21.43%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Web Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Google
6 3 (21.43%) Marketing
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
6 3 (21.43%) Google Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) Active Directory

ADO
Co-occurring 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 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (21.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Database Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Database Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Sybase Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Sybase Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) VBA Developer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Excel Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel VBA Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) NetBackup Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) RAD Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ActiveX
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Digital Media
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) BYOD
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Analytics
2 6 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 6 (42.86%) ETL
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (21.43%) Web Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) RAD
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Sybase
2 4 (28.57%) Adobe
3 3 (21.43%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) VMware