Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 812 839
Rank change year-on-year -44 +27 -41
Contract jobs citing ODBC 24 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.027% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.087% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 27
UK median daily rate £350 £500 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +35.14% +13.85%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £225
90th Percentile £513 £783 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £350
% change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% +18.64%
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 33,013 28,827 30,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.67% 31.61% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,248 19,886 21,076
UK median daily rate £475 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 359 467
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.65 £14.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +7.64%

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 24 April 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 12 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 24 April 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 -47 20 £350 -30.00% 14
UK excluding London -23 15 £350 -30.00% 14
London -44 9 £406 -7.14% 2
North of England -5 6 £350 - 5
Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 2
Wales -9 3 - - 2
East of England - 3 £335 -
West Midlands -10 2 £425 -43.33% 1
Midlands -16 2 £425 -43.33% 1
North West -20 1 £250 -28.57% 2
North East - 1 £475 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (37.50%) Migration
1 9 (37.50%) ETL
1 9 (37.50%) Data Migration
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) SAS
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 6 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
5 5 (20.83%) Unix
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) JDBC
5 5 (20.83%) REST
6 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
6 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) Base SAS
6 4 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 4 (16.67%) Wiki
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) LDAP
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.67%) SSL
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) SAML
6 4 (16.67%) ITSM
6 4 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (12.50%) Scenario Testing

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 (29.17%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) SSL
2 2 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Base SAS
2 4 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (12.50%) Ingres
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.17%) Big Data
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) MS Access
5 1 (4.17%) OLAP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.17%) QlikView
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
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 3 (12.50%) JIRA
1 3 (12.50%) Zephyr
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Data Migration Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Data Migration Tester
3 3 (12.50%) ETL Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 3 (12.50%) SAS Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) AS400 Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) JDBC
2 5 (20.83%) REST
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) LDAP
3 4 (16.67%) SAML
4 3 (12.50%) RESTful
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) XSLT
6 1 (4.17%) JSON
6 1 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) XSD
6 1 (4.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (16.67%) Wiki
2 2 (8.33%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Data Migration
1 9 (37.50%) ETL
1 9 (37.50%) Migration
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 3 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) Tcl
4 2 (8.33%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) HL7
3 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Informatica
4 1 (4.17%) Talend