Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 874 864
Rank change year-on-year +36 -10 -7
Contract jobs citing ADO 11 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.016% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.035% 0.053% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 22
UK median daily rate £411 £344 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -37.50% +29.41%
10th Percentile £316 £200 £366
90th Percentile £439 £439 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £350 £550
% change year-on-year +17.50% -36.36% +71.88%
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 31704 31776 31607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.10% 29.53% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22005 22231 21414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £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 390 382 505
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.24 £13.25 £15.02
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +14.50%

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 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 21 September 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 +36 11 £411 +17.50% 1
UK excluding London +35 9 £411 +17.50% 1
South East +26 5 £400 +18.52%
South West +7 4 £423 -0.59% 1
London +27 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
3 5 (45.45%) VB.NET
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (36.36%) Open Source
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (36.36%) OLE
4 4 (36.36%) OLE DB
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (36.36%) ActiveX
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
4 4 (36.36%) VBA
4 4 (36.36%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) Sybase
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) ODBC
4 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
4 4 (36.36%) Datazen
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Datazen
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (27.27%) MS Access
4 1 (9.09%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
2 4 (36.36%) VBA Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Access Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Access VBA Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (27.27%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Azure Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) NetBackup Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
2 4 (36.36%) ActiveX
2 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
2 4 (36.36%) ODBC
2 4 (36.36%) OLE
2 4 (36.36%) OLE DB
2 4 (36.36%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Chat Support
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
4 1 (9.09%) Memory Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) OWASP
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) VB.NET
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) VBA
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Sybase
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) VMware