Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 852 828
Rank change year-on-year +19 -24 -30
Contract jobs citing ODBC 49 33 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.031% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.10% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 50
UK median daily rate £421 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -22.62% +20.00%
10th Percentile £370 £138 £235
90th Percentile £547 £540 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +1.82%
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 32130 31687 31900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.07% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22571 22049 21755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £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 368 369 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% -4.00% +10.74%

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 23 October 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 6 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 23 October 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 +33 48 £421 +29.62% 2
UK excluding London +35 25 £400 +14.29% 2
South East +22 23 £400 +48.84%
London +20 23 £425 +60.38% 1
Midlands +31 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) SQL
2 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
3 21 (42.86%) LDAP
4 20 (40.82%) Linux
4 20 (40.82%) Oracle
5 17 (34.69%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (34.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (30.61%) C#
6 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 14 (28.57%) .NET
8 13 (26.53%) MySQL
8 13 (26.53%) DB2
8 13 (26.53%) Unix
8 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
8 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (24.49%) Remedy
10 11 (22.45%) BMC
10 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (22.45%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
10 11 (22.45%) Ansible
11 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (20.41%) ETL
12 9 (18.37%) Web Services
12 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
12 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (18.37%) Relational Database
13 8 (16.33%) Finance
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 7 (14.29%) Apache
1 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.16%) GitHub
3 3 (6.12%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) LDAP
2 7 (14.29%) HTTP
3 2 (4.08%) FTP
4 1 (2.04%) LAN
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.53%) DB2
2 13 (26.53%) MySQL
3 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (18.37%) Relational Database
6 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (12.24%) Datazen
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
9 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
9 4 (8.16%) MS Access
9 4 (8.16%) OLAP
9 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (8.16%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (8.16%) QlikView
10 3 (6.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 7 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) JIRA
2 7 (14.29%) JMeter
2 7 (14.29%) Log4j
2 7 (14.29%) YourKit
3 6 (12.24%) Gatling
3 6 (12.24%) Hudson
3 6 (12.24%) LoadRunner
3 6 (12.24%) LoadUI
4 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.16%) gulp
5 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (6.12%) WebPagetest
7 1 (2.04%) NetBeans
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Administrator
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Server Administrator
4 7 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) QlikView Developer
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Data Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Report Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) SQL Reporting Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) SSIS Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) Web Services
3 8 (16.33%) XML
4 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 7 (14.29%) Ajax
4 7 (14.29%) HTML
4 7 (14.29%) OLE
4 7 (14.29%) OLE DB
5 6 (12.24%) ADO
5 6 (12.24%) ADO.NET
6 5 (10.20%) CSS
6 5 (10.20%) JDBC
7 4 (8.16%) Angular 2
7 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
7 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.16%) CSS3
7 4 (8.16%) LESS
7 4 (8.16%) Node.js
8 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.12%) NHS
3 2 (4.08%) AS400
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Linux
3 13 (26.53%) Unix
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Performance Monitoring
1 17 (34.69%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (20.41%) ETL
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.29%) ATDD
5 7 (14.29%) BDD
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 7 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
5 7 (14.29%) TDD
6 6 (12.24%) Open Source
6 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) MVC
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (8.16%) QMS
8 4 (8.16%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) SQL
2 15 (30.61%) C#
3 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
4 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
5 8 (16.33%) C++
5 8 (16.33%) Java
6 7 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 6 (12.24%) VB.NET
8 4 (8.16%) C
9 3 (6.12%) Groovy
9 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.12%) Scala
9 3 (6.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) Ansible
2 7 (14.29%) Grafana
2 7 (14.29%) Graphite
2 7 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (14.29%) Nagios
2 7 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Remedy
4 11 (22.45%) BMC
5 7 (14.29%) Dynatrace
5 7 (14.29%) HP
6 6 (12.24%) Sybase
6 6 (12.24%) Tableau
7 4 (8.16%) Jaspersoft
8 3 (6.12%) Neustar
8 3 (6.12%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (2.04%) InterSystems
9 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.04%) Sitecore