Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ADO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ADO over the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 846 889
Rank change year-on-year -28 +43 -17
Contract jobs citing ADO 15 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.038% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.046% 0.12% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 5
UK median daily rate £423 £394 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.30% -17.11% +48.44%
10th Percentile £271 £236 £363
90th Percentile £528 £541 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £308 £438
% change year-on-year +33.74% -29.71% +36.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ADO is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32706 32101 32482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.38% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23099 22264 22271
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 548
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.09 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

ADO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ADO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ADO in the UK

ADO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ADO in the UK

ADO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADO over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ADO in the UK

ADO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ADO in the UK

ADO
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADO within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 15 £423 +2.42% 6
UK excluding London +24 10 £411 +33.74% 6
South East +16 7 £400 +28.00% 2
London -22 5 £500 +21.21%
South West +12 3 £431 +1.47%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 with a requirement for ADO.

1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
4 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
4 7 (46.67%) Oracle
4 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (40.00%) Datazen
5 6 (40.00%) Open Source
5 6 (40.00%) C++
5 6 (40.00%) MySQL
5 6 (40.00%) Sybase
5 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET
5 6 (40.00%) XML
5 6 (40.00%) ODBC
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (40.00%) OLE
5 6 (40.00%) OLE DB
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) ActiveX
6 4 (26.67%) VBA
6 4 (26.67%) Chat Support

ADO
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
2 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (40.00%) Datazen
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (40.00%) MySQL
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (20.00%) MS Access
5 1 (6.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SQL BI Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Developer
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Access Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Access VBA Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (20.00%) VBA Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Onboarding Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) ASP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Azure Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) NetBackup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
2 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET
2 6 (40.00%) ODBC
2 6 (40.00%) OLE
2 6 (40.00%) OLE DB
2 6 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (26.67%) ActiveX
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Classic ASP
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) DAO
5 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) Chat Support
3 2 (13.33%) Client Onboarding
3 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
4 1 (6.67%) Memory Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) OWASP
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
4 6 (40.00%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) VBA
6 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (6.67%) VB
7 1 (6.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) Sybase
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) VMware