Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 883 853
Rank change year-on-year +56 -30 -6
Contract jobs citing ADO 13 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.025% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.043% 0.086% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 26
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -36.36% +64.18%
10th Percentile £235 £240 £291
90th Percentile £565 £400 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £550
% change year-on-year -2.86% -36.36% +77.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30451 31245 30898
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.43% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21048 21814 20392
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 395 423
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.46% - +5.71%
10th Percentile £15.06 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.38 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.36% -1.35% +8.82%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +59 12 £388 +10.71%
London +27 7 £563 +221.43%
UK excluding London +36 5 £340 -2.86%
South East +21 3 £353 -2.76%
South West +7 2 £263 -38.24%

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Sybase
4 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) Analytics
5 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (46.15%) ETL
6 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 5 (38.46%) Banking
7 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
8 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
9 2 (15.38%) VMware
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (15.38%) Open Source
9 2 (15.38%) Risk Analytics
9 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
9 2 (15.38%) MySQL
9 2 (15.38%) Oracle
9 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (15.38%) C++
9 2 (15.38%) XML
9 2 (15.38%) ODBC

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 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Datazen
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Database Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Database Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Sybase Developer
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Sybase Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) ASP Developer
6 1 (7.69%) NetBackup Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) SQL BI Developer
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET
3 2 (15.38%) ODBC
3 2 (15.38%) OLE
3 2 (15.38%) OLE DB
3 2 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) ActiveX
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
2 6 (46.15%) Analytics
2 6 (46.15%) ETL
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Chat Support
5 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (7.69%) Memory Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Sybase
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec