Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 865 832 867
Rank change year-on-year -33 +35 -34
Contract jobs citing ODBC 20 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.049% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 22
UK median daily rate £475 £421 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.76% +29.62% -22.62%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £138
90th Percentile £638 £547 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
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 35,697 32,051 32,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.26% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,137 22,497 22,469
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 365 381
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.60 £18.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +11.96% -4.00%

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 20 October 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 8 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 20 October 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 -37 20 £475 +12.76% 10
London -25 11 £494 +16.18% 1
UK excluding London -35 9 £400 - 10
South East -24 5 £513 +28.13% 3
South West - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
North of England - 1 £375 - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ODBC 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 ODBC.

1 11 (55.00%) JDBC
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 7 (35.00%) REST
3 7 (35.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) BMC
3 7 (35.00%) Remedy
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) JSON
5 5 (25.00%) ITSM
5 5 (25.00%) SAML
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) LDAP
5 5 (25.00%) ETL
6 4 (20.00%) Unix
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) SCCM
6 4 (20.00%) SCOM
6 4 (20.00%) Data Integration
6 4 (20.00%) OpenID
6 4 (20.00%) Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Bomgar
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring

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 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (5.00%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (5.00%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) DB2
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Integration Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) LDAP Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Server Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Access Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) ETL Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Talend Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) JDBC
2 7 (35.00%) REST
3 6 (30.00%) JSON
4 5 (25.00%) LDAP
4 5 (25.00%) SAML
4 5 (25.00%) SOAP
4 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) OpenID
6 2 (10.00%) ADO
7 1 (5.00%) .NET
7 1 (5.00%) Ajax
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.00%) COM
7 1 (5.00%) CSS
7 1 (5.00%) HTML
7 1 (5.00%) Middleware
7 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
7 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) ETL
2 5 (25.00%) ITSM
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.00%) Availability Management
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) Machine Learning
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (15.00%) VBA
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) C-shell
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
1 4 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (15.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 7 (35.00%) BMC
2 7 (35.00%) Remedy
3 4 (20.00%) Bomgar
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (10.00%) Snow
4 2 (10.00%) Talend
5 1 (5.00%) iManage
5 1 (5.00%) LogRhythm