Period
to 23 August 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 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 838 812
Rank change year-on-year +50 -26 +6
Contract jobs citing ODBC 45 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.042% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 32
UK median daily rate £438 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -25.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £370 £173 £213
90th Percentile £547 £500 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £288
% change year-on-year +41.67% +4.35% -4.17%
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 30904 31195 30918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.85% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21330 21821 20570
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 373 479
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -1.46% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.03 £12.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +8.94%

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 August 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 7 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 August 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 +38 41 £438 +45.83% 2
UK excluding London +40 23 £425 +41.67% 2
London +16 22 £438 -
South East +29 16 £375 +31.58%
Wales - 4 £450 -
West Midlands +42 3 £500 +44.93%
Midlands +22 3 £500 +44.93%

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) SQL
3 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
4 18 (40.00%) Oracle
4 18 (40.00%) LDAP
5 14 (31.11%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (31.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
6 13 (28.89%) .NET
6 13 (28.89%) C#
7 12 (26.67%) MySQL
7 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (24.44%) Shell Script
8 11 (24.44%) Unix
9 10 (22.22%) DB2
9 10 (22.22%) Bash Shell
10 9 (20.00%) Remedy
10 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 9 (20.00%) Web Services
11 8 (17.78%) Java
11 8 (17.78%) BMC
11 8 (17.78%) ETL
11 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (17.78%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (17.78%) Ansible
12 7 (15.56%) BDD
12 7 (15.56%) ATDD

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 (15.56%) Apache
1 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.89%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.89%) GitHub
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) LDAP
2 7 (15.56%) HTTP
3 3 (6.67%) SSH
4 2 (4.44%) FTP
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (26.67%) MySQL
3 10 (22.22%) DB2
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (15.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (11.11%) MS Access
7 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 4 (8.89%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (8.89%) Ingres
8 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
8 4 (8.89%) OLAP
8 4 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (8.89%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (8.89%) QlikView
8 4 (8.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (6.67%) Base SAS
9 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (15.56%) Bitbucket
2 7 (15.56%) Fiddler
2 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
2 7 (15.56%) JIRA
2 7 (15.56%) JMeter
2 7 (15.56%) Log4j
2 7 (15.56%) YourKit
3 6 (13.33%) Gatling
3 6 (13.33%) Hudson
3 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 6 (13.33%) LoadUI
4 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.89%) gulp
5 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (6.67%) WebPagetest
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Administrator
3 10 (22.22%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Server Administrator
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) QlikView Developer
5 4 (8.89%) SQL BI Developer
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Data Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (6.67%) DBA
6 3 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) MySQL DBA
6 3 (6.67%) Report Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 9 (20.00%) Web Services
3 7 (15.56%) Ajax
3 7 (15.56%) HTML
4 5 (11.11%) CSS
4 5 (11.11%) JDBC
5 4 (8.89%) Angular 2
5 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (8.89%) CSS3
5 4 (8.89%) LESS
5 4 (8.89%) Node.js
6 3 (6.67%) XML
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.44%) ADO
7 2 (4.44%) ADO.NET
7 2 (4.44%) OLE
7 2 (4.44%) OLE DB
8 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (15.56%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.67%) NHS
2 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) Linux
3 11 (24.44%) Unix
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.67%) CentOS
5 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Performance Monitoring
1 14 (31.11%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.78%) ETL
4 7 (15.56%) ATDD
4 7 (15.56%) BDD
4 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.56%) Defect Management
4 7 (15.56%) Feature Driven Development
4 7 (15.56%) TDD
5 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.11%) Open Source
7 4 (8.89%) Coaching
7 4 (8.89%) Data Ingestion
7 4 (8.89%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) C#
3 11 (24.44%) Shell Script
4 10 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (17.78%) Java
7 7 (15.56%) VB
8 4 (8.89%) C
8 4 (8.89%) VB6
9 3 (6.67%) Groovy
9 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.67%) Scala
10 2 (4.44%) C++
10 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) DICOM
2 2 (4.44%) HL7
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Ansible
2 7 (15.56%) Grafana
2 7 (15.56%) Graphite
2 7 (15.56%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (15.56%) Nagios
2 7 (15.56%) ZABBIX
3 3 (6.67%) Webmin
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Oracle
2 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) Remedy
4 8 (17.78%) BMC
5 7 (15.56%) Dynatrace
5 7 (15.56%) HP
6 4 (8.89%) Jaspersoft
6 4 (8.89%) Tableau
7 3 (6.67%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (4.44%) Sybase
9 1 (2.22%) InterSystems
9 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow