Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ODBC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ODBC over the 6 months to 21 January 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.

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 826 824
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2 -30
Contract jobs citing ODBC 35 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.024% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.076% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 42
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -1.84% +16.43%
10th Percentile £278 £269 £291
90th Percentile £460 £781 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -8.13% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ODBC 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 31,709 30,228 31,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.11% 31.47% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,629 20,824 21,551
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £589 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 341 584
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.25 £15.10
90th Percentile £52.75 £52.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

ODBC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ODBC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ODBC in the UK

ODBC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ODBC.

Contractor daily rate trend for ODBC in the UK

ODBC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ODBC over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ODBC in the UK

ODBC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ODBC.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ODBC in the UK

ODBC
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ODBC within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 +2 31 £410 +2.50% 7
UK excluding London +21 21 £368 -8.13% 5
London -34 13 £414 +24.44% 2
South East -7 11 £400 +14.29% 1
North of England +46 3 £363 -3.33% 3
Wales - 3 - -
Midlands +7 2 - -
East of England -8 2 £335 -21.18%
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West +9 1 £250 -33.33% 2
North East - 1 £475 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ODBC 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 ODBC.

1 14 (40.00%) C#
1 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (28.57%) ETL
4 10 (28.57%) .NET
4 10 (28.57%) Windows
5 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
6 8 (22.86%) LDAP
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.00%) JDBC
8 6 (17.14%) XML
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (17.14%) Linux
8 6 (17.14%) Unix
8 6 (17.14%) DB2
8 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (17.14%) C++
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
8 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.29%) Ansible
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework

ODBC
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 5 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (17.14%) DB2
4 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
6 4 (11.43%) Base SAS
6 4 (11.43%) Datazen
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (11.43%) MySQL
6 4 (11.43%) OLAP
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (11.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (8.57%) Ingres
7 3 (8.57%) QlikView
8 2 (5.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) gulp
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Administrator
3 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (17.14%) SQL BI Developer
4 6 (17.14%) SQL Developer
5 5 (14.29%) LDAP Administrator
6 4 (11.43%) Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Data Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Report Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Report Developer
7 3 (8.57%) SAS Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Server Administrator
7 3 (8.57%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) LDAP
3 7 (20.00%) JDBC
4 6 (17.14%) XML
5 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (14.29%) OLE
5 5 (14.29%) OLE DB
6 4 (11.43%) ADO
6 4 (11.43%) ADO.NET
6 4 (11.43%) Web Services
7 3 (8.57%) REST
7 3 (8.57%) SAML
8 2 (5.71%) Angular 2
8 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.71%) CSS
8 2 (5.71%) CSS3
8 2 (5.71%) LESS
8 2 (5.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.57%) Wiki
3 1 (2.86%) AS400
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (28.57%) ETL
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (11.43%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (11.43%) Data Ingestion
5 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.43%) Open Source
5 4 (11.43%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Analytics
6 3 (8.57%) Chat Support
6 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) ETL Development
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) ITSM
6 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
7 2 (5.71%) Coaching
7 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.71%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) C#
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) C++
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
3 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (14.29%) C
5 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.57%) VB
7 1 (2.86%) Java
7 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) BMC
3 5 (14.29%) Remedy
4 4 (11.43%) Jaspersoft
4 4 (11.43%) Sybase
5 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.57%) Tableau
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Informatica
6 1 (2.86%) InterSystems
6 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Sitecore