Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 857 840
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17 -32
Contract jobs citing ODBC 47 29 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.027% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.090% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 47
UK median daily rate £414 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £370 £130 £238
90th Percentile £518 £470 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
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 32706 32101 32482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.38% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23099 22264 22271
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 373 368 548
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.09 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 +57 43 £414 +10.33% 2
UK excluding London +38 26 £400 +6.67% 1
London +7 20 £425 +27.82% 1
South East +28 19 £400 +33.33%
Wales - 3 - -
Midlands +27 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
North of England +60 1 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
East of England -20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 22 (46.81%) SQL
2 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
3 20 (42.55%) Windows
4 18 (38.30%) C#
5 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.04%) Linux
6 15 (31.91%) LDAP
7 14 (29.79%) .NET
7 14 (29.79%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (29.79%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (29.79%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (23.40%) Unix
8 11 (23.40%) Shell Script
8 11 (23.40%) MySQL
8 11 (23.40%) DB2
8 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
9 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
9 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (21.28%) Remedy
9 10 (21.28%) ETL
10 9 (19.15%) BMC
10 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
10 9 (19.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (19.15%) Ansible
11 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (17.02%) C++
11 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel

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 (10.64%) Apache
1 5 (10.64%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.51%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.51%) GitHub
3 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.26%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) LDAP
2 5 (10.64%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) FTP
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) DB2
2 11 (23.40%) MySQL
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
3 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
6 6 (12.77%) Datazen
6 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (12.77%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (10.64%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (10.64%) QlikView
8 4 (8.51%) MS Access
8 4 (8.51%) OLAP
8 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (8.51%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (6.38%) Base SAS
9 3 (6.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (10.64%) Bitbucket
2 5 (10.64%) Fiddler
2 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) JMeter
2 5 (10.64%) Log4j
2 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) YourKit
3 4 (8.51%) Gatling
3 4 (8.51%) gulp
3 4 (8.51%) Hudson
3 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
3 4 (8.51%) LoadUI
3 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.26%) WebPagetest
5 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Administrator
3 10 (21.28%) Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (14.89%) SQL BI Developer
5 7 (14.89%) SQL Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Server Administrator
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) QlikView Developer
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Data Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Developer Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Excel Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Report Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) SQL Reporting Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) SSIS Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) XML
3 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
3 7 (14.89%) OLE
3 7 (14.89%) OLE DB
4 6 (12.77%) ADO
4 6 (12.77%) ADO.NET
4 6 (12.77%) Web Services
5 5 (10.64%) Ajax
5 5 (10.64%) CSS
5 5 (10.64%) HTML
6 4 (8.51%) Angular 2
6 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (8.51%) CSS3
6 4 (8.51%) JDBC
6 4 (8.51%) LESS
6 4 (8.51%) Node.js
7 1 (2.13%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.38%) NHS
4 2 (4.26%) AS400
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Linux
3 11 (23.40%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Performance Monitoring
1 14 (29.79%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) ETL
4 6 (12.77%) Open Source
5 5 (10.64%) ATDD
5 5 (10.64%) BDD
5 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
5 5 (10.64%) Defect Management
5 5 (10.64%) Feature Driven Development
5 5 (10.64%) TDD
6 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Chat Support
6 4 (8.51%) Data Ingestion
6 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.51%) MVC
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) Shell Script
4 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
5 8 (17.02%) C++
6 6 (12.77%) Java
6 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
7 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
7 5 (10.64%) C
8 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.38%) VB
9 2 (4.26%) Groovy
9 2 (4.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) Ansible
2 5 (10.64%) Grafana
2 5 (10.64%) Graphite
2 5 (10.64%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (10.64%) Nagios
2 5 (10.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.28%) Remedy
4 9 (19.15%) BMC
5 6 (12.77%) Sybase
5 6 (12.77%) Tableau
6 5 (10.64%) Dynatrace
6 5 (10.64%) HP
7 4 (8.51%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (4.26%) Neustar
8 2 (4.26%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (2.13%) IBM
9 1 (2.13%) Informatica
9 1 (2.13%) InterSystems
9 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (2.13%) SAP
9 1 (2.13%) Sitecore