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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 638 623
Rank change year-on-year +43 -15  
Contract jobs citing ADO 9 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.027% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.062% 0.096% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 18
Median daily rate £375 £335 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -39.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £400 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £550
% change year-on-year +4.47% -39.09%  
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 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 14629 15569 15177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.56% 27.86% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 10869 9835
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 192 203
Median hourly rate £41.75 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.97% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

ADO
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 April 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 7 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 3 months to 25 April 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
England +31 8 £463 +38.05% 3
London +33 6 £563 - 1
South West - 2 £263 -
City of London +11 1 £575 -
Bournemouth - 1 £150 -
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Dorset - 1 £150 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 17 (48.57%) C#
1 17 (48.57%) SQL
2 16 (45.71%) Data Modelling
2 16 (45.71%) Finance
3 15 (42.86%) Analytics
4 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (34.29%) Sybase
5 12 (34.29%) ETL
5 12 (34.29%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (31.43%) VBA
7 10 (28.57%) VB
8 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (22.86%) Banking
9 8 (22.86%) SAP
9 8 (22.86%) ActiveX
10 7 (20.00%) Windows
10 7 (20.00%) MS Access
10 7 (20.00%) .NET
10 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 7 (20.00%) DAO
10 7 (20.00%) Database Theory
10 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (17.14%) Subversion
11 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
13 4 (11.43%) JIRA

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 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (8.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (2.86%) DTS
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Subversion
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) ClearCase
3 3 (8.57%) ClearQuest
3 3 (8.57%) NUnit
4 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Database Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Sybase Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 5 (14.29%) VBA Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Business Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Database Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) DBA
5 3 (8.57%) RAD Developer
5 3 (8.57%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Excel Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Excel VBA Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Sybase Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps Developer
7 1 (2.86%) NetBackup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) ActiveX
2 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) DAO
3 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
4 4 (11.43%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.86%) Ajax
6 1 (2.86%) HTML
6 1 (2.86%) jQuery
6 1 (2.86%) JSON
6 1 (2.86%) LINQ
6 1 (2.86%) REST
6 1 (2.86%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (2.86%) WCF
6 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Digital Media
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Tandem
3 1 (2.86%) BYOD
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Data Modelling
2 15 (42.86%) Analytics
3 12 (34.29%) ETL
3 12 (34.29%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.00%) Database Theory
5 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (11.43%) SDLC
8 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
8 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (8.57%) Data Management
8 3 (8.57%) DevOps
8 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (8.57%) Time Management
8 3 (8.57%) Web Analytics
8 3 (8.57%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C#
1 17 (48.57%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) VBA
3 10 (28.57%) VB
4 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CCNA
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Sybase
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) SAP
4 4 (11.43%) Adobe
5 3 (8.57%) Google
5 3 (8.57%) Rackspace
5 3 (8.57%) RedGate
6 2 (5.71%) VMware
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) Lotus
7 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec