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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 642 624
Rank change year-on-year +30 -18  
Contract jobs citing ADO 2 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.046% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 16
UK median daily rate £340 £360 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -34.54%  
10th Percentile £299 £321 £363
90th Percentile £403 £383 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £360 £550
% change year-on-year -5.55% -34.54%  
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 15092 15313 15456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 28.51% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40585 42041 38676
UK median daily rate £434 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
10th Percentile £306 £297 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 519 682
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
10th Percentile £19.25 £17.20 £16.61
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.76 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 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 3 months to 29 June 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
UK excluding London +60 2 £340 -5.55% 1
England +23 2 £340 -5.55% 1
South East +16 1 £305 -9.62%
South West - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
1 7 (53.85%) Analytics
2 6 (46.15%) Sybase
2 6 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
2 6 (46.15%) ETL
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Adobe
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) VBA
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) BYOD
7 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012

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 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) 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 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Sybase Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) VBA Developer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Excel Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Excel VBA Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) NetBackup Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) RAD Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ActiveX
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) BYOD
1 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Analytics
2 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
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%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Sybase
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec