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 3 months to 30 March 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.

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 616 598
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18  
Contract jobs citing ODBC 13 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.044% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.091% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 15
Median daily rate £469 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £292 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £753 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £288
% change year-on-year +28.57% +21.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ODBC 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 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

ODBC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ODBC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 10 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +37 13 £469 +25.00% 2
West Midlands - 5 £625 -
North West +32 4 £350 - 1
Manchester +17 4 £350 -
London +26 3 £544 +40.32% 1
Shropshire - 3 £500 -
Telford - 3 £500 -
Birmingham - 2 £763 -
South East +11 1 £400 +10.34%
Surrey +7 1 £400 +185.71%

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 12 (57.14%) JDBC
1 12 (57.14%) SSL
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
3 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) MySQL
3 8 (38.10%) SAML
3 8 (38.10%) LDAP
3 8 (38.10%) ITSM
3 8 (38.10%) REST
3 8 (38.10%) ServiceNow
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) XML
5 6 (28.57%) VB
5 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (28.57%) VB6
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) FTP
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Unix
7 4 (19.05%) ActionScript
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle
7 4 (19.05%) HTTP
7 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) JMS
7 4 (19.05%) IBM
7 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
7 4 (19.05%) Retail

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 (4.76%) IBM Domino
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) SSL
2 8 (38.10%) LDAP
3 5 (23.81%) FTP
4 4 (19.05%) HTTP
4 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
5 3 (14.29%) SSH
6 1 (4.76%) SMTP
6 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.76%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (9.52%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (9.52%) MS Access
4 1 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) NetBeans
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Integration Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) MySQL DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Product Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) ITSM Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Domino Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Service Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus Notes Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.76%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) JDBC
2 8 (38.10%) REST
2 8 (38.10%) SAML
2 8 (38.10%) Web Services
3 6 (28.57%) XML
4 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 4 (19.05%) EDIFACT
5 4 (19.05%) JMS
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE
7 1 (4.76%) HTML5
7 1 (4.76%) JSP
7 1 (4.76%) OLE
7 1 (4.76%) OLE DB
7 1 (4.76%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (19.05%) Wiki
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (9.52%) PACS
5 1 (4.76%) iSeries
5 1 (4.76%) PDA
5 1 (4.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Unix
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (14.29%) CentOS
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
1 8 (38.10%) ITSM
2 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 3 (14.29%) Data Extraction
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (14.29%) Stress Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 6 (28.57%) VB
2 6 (28.57%) VB6
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) ActionScript
4 4 (19.05%) ActionScript 2.0
4 4 (19.05%) ActionScript 3.0
5 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 3 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) LotusScript
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) UniBasic
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) DICOM
1 2 (9.52%) HL7
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Webmin
2 1 (4.76%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) ServiceNow
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Axway
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) InterSystems
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) Redback
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos
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