Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 787 869
Rank change year-on-year -85 +82 -46
Contract jobs citing ADO 5 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.044% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.14% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 27 12
UK median daily rate £513 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.24% +13.79% -34.09%
10th Percentile £265 £298 £247
90th Percentile £616 £565 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate - £338 £363
% change year-on-year - -6.90% -34.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -

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 32,982 29,235 30,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.62% 31.55% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,265 20,180 21,207
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 365 481
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.56% +7.29%

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 19 April 2018.

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 4 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 19 April 2018. 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 -82 5 £513 +24.24% 3
London -54 4 £513 +5.13% 3
South East -27 1 - -
UK excluding London -36 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ADO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ADO.

1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Client Onboarding
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) DAO
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) RIA
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) CQRS
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) XML

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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Onboarding Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Excel Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Excel VBA Developer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ActiveX
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) DAO
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Client Onboarding
1 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) API Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) CQRS
2 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) VBA
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle