The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ODBC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ODBC over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
England / North West
Rank 124 155 148
Rank change year-on-year +31 -7  
Contract jobs citing ODBC 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.052% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £289
% change year-on-year +28.57% +21.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ODBC 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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 798 1020 828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.10% 26.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 505
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

ODBC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for ODBC in the North West

ODBC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ODBC in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ODBC in the North West

ODBC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ODBC in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ODBC in the North West

ODBC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ODBC within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +18 4 £350 -
ODBC
England

ODBC
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ODBC 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 North West region with a requirement for ODBC.

1 4 (100.00%) JDBC
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) EDIFACT
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Axway
1 4 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 4 (100.00%) ActionScript 3.0
1 4 (100.00%) ActionScript 2.0
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

ODBC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) EDIFACT
1 4 (100.00%) JDBC
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 4 (100.00%) ActionScript 2.0
1 4 (100.00%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Axway
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP