Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 877 821 846
Rank change year-on-year -56 +25 -7
Contract jobs citing ODBC 24 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.041% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.068% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 33
UK median daily rate £406 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +25.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £174
90th Percentile £524 £556 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £310
% change year-on-year -9.68% +25.00% +34.49%
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 35,066 30,927 31,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.94% 32.24% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,704 21,368 22,087
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 382 405
UK median hourly rate £41.46 £40.38 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +7.68% +2.74%
10th Percentile £15.24 £15.00 £13.10
90th Percentile £57.88 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +1.35%

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 22 July 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 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 22 July 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 -54 23 £406 -7.14% 12
UK excluding London -34 12 £350 -9.68% 13
London -42 12 £450 -5.26% 2
North of England -22 4 £363 +3.57% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £363 -
East of England - 3 £335 -
Midlands -9 2 £425 -15.00% 2
West Midlands -26 2 £425 -15.00% 2
South West - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (45.83%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) ETL
3 8 (33.33%) Migration
3 8 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 7 (29.17%) JDBC
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
6 5 (20.83%) REST
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Data Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) XML
7 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (16.67%) VBA
7 4 (16.67%) .NET
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) ITSM
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.50%) Talend
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL

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 3 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (4.17%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.33%) MS Access
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.17%) Big Data
5 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.17%) OLAP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) ETL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Access Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) AS400 Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) JDBC
2 5 (20.83%) REST
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (12.50%) JSON
4 3 (12.50%) RESTful
5 2 (8.33%) ADO
5 2 (8.33%) LDAP
5 2 (8.33%) SAML
5 2 (8.33%) XSLT
6 1 (4.17%) Ajax
6 1 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) HTML
6 1 (4.17%) Middleware
6 1 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) XSD
6 1 (4.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) AS400
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) Wiki
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) CMDB
2 1 (4.17%) FMCG
2 1 (4.17%) iSeries
2 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ETL
2 8 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 8 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 4 (16.67%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 4 (16.67%) VBA
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) Tcl
5 1 (4.17%) C-shell
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) HL7
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 3 (12.50%) Talend
3 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) iManage
4 1 (4.17%) Informatica