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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 637 627
Rank change year-on-year +60 -10  
Contract jobs citing ODBC 18 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.044% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 14
Median daily rate £500 £288 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.91% -20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £179 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £288 £225
% change year-on-year +73.91% +27.77%  
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 14340 15246 14983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.03% 27.96% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 10767 9847
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.93% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 181 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £47.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +30.76% -14.02%  

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 28 May 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 14 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 28 May 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 +38 14 £500 +73.91% 4
London +32 7 £500 +11.11%
South East +32 5 - - 2
Wales - 4 £450 -
South Wales - 4 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Newport - 3 £450 -
West Midlands +26 2 £500 +44.92%
City of London -1 2 £513 +13.88%
Telford - 2 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £500 -
Berkshire +27 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) LDAP
3 15 (44.12%) Linux
4 14 (41.18%) Web Services
5 13 (38.24%) Oracle
5 13 (38.24%) JDBC
5 13 (38.24%) SSL
6 12 (35.29%) MySQL
7 10 (29.41%) Unix
7 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (26.47%) ITSM
8 9 (26.47%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) SAML
8 9 (26.47%) REST
8 9 (26.47%) ServiceNow
9 8 (23.53%) HTTP
9 8 (23.53%) Java
9 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 7 (20.59%) ITIL
10 7 (20.59%) XML
10 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (20.59%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (20.59%) Bash Shell
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
12 5 (14.71%) Retail
12 5 (14.71%) VB6
12 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
12 5 (14.71%) FTP

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 4 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) SAS
1 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) LDAP
2 13 (38.24%) SSL
3 8 (23.53%) HTTP
4 5 (14.71%) FTP
5 4 (11.76%) HTTPS
6 3 (8.82%) SSH
7 1 (2.94%) LAN
7 1 (2.94%) SMTP
7 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.94%) Telnet
7 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) MySQL
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (14.71%) DB2
4 4 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (11.76%) Ingres
4 4 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (8.82%) Base SAS
5 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.94%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (2.94%) MS Access
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.94%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (11.76%) Bitbucket
2 4 (11.76%) Fiddler
2 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.76%) JIRA
2 4 (11.76%) JMeter
2 4 (11.76%) Log4j
2 4 (11.76%) YourKit
3 3 (8.82%) Gatling
3 3 (8.82%) Hudson
3 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.82%) LoadUI
4 2 (5.88%) WebPagetest
5 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.94%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Integration Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) MySQL DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Product Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Server Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) ITSM Architect
5 2 (5.88%) SAS Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) Web Services
2 13 (38.24%) JDBC
3 9 (26.47%) REST
3 9 (26.47%) SAML
4 7 (20.59%) XML
5 5 (14.71%) .NET
5 5 (14.71%) HTML
6 4 (11.76%) Ajax
6 4 (11.76%) EDIFACT
6 4 (11.76%) JMS
7 2 (5.88%) J2EE
8 1 (2.94%) JSP
8 1 (2.94%) XPages
8 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.76%) Wiki
3 3 (8.82%) Replication
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) iSeries
5 1 (2.94%) PACS
5 1 (2.94%) PDA
5 1 (2.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 10 (29.41%) Unix
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.82%) CentOS
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) AIX
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) ITSM
3 7 (20.59%) ITIL
3 7 (20.59%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.76%) ATDD
5 4 (11.76%) BDD
5 4 (11.76%) Coaching
5 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
5 4 (11.76%) Feature Driven Development
5 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.76%) TDD
6 3 (8.82%) Data Extraction
6 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.82%) Open Source
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) Bash Shell
4 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
4 5 (14.71%) VB
4 5 (14.71%) VB6
5 4 (11.76%) ActionScript
5 4 (11.76%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (11.76%) ActionScript 3.0
5 4 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) Groovy
6 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.88%) Scala
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) LotusScript
7 1 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) Tcl
7 1 (2.94%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) DICOM
2 2 (5.88%) HL7
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Grafana
1 4 (11.76%) Graphite
1 4 (11.76%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (11.76%) Nagios
1 4 (11.76%) ZABBIX
2 3 (8.82%) Webmin
3 2 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle
2 9 (26.47%) ServiceNow
3 4 (11.76%) Axway
3 4 (11.76%) Dynatrace
3 4 (11.76%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) IBM
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) BMC
5 2 (5.88%) Remedy
5 2 (5.88%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (2.94%) InterSystems
6 1 (2.94%) Lotus
6 1 (2.94%) Redback
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Sophos
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