The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 182 196 162
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs citing COM 4 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.081% 0.084% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.29% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 28
Average daily rate
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£248 £513 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.70% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £222 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £653 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.44%
COM
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1519 1750 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.64% 29.26% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 1308 1390
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COM across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

COM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

COM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COM across the City of London region.

COM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

COM
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

COM Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

COM
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COM across the City of London region.

COM Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COM.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Advertising
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (12.50%) Firmware
5 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Law
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (12.50%) Back Office
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) XSLT
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
1 1 (12.50%) Fund Management
1 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
1 1 (12.50%) Use Case
1 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) LexisNexis
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Rate: £425 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
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Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Rate: £500 - £575 per day
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Rate: £300 - £475 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + negs
Posted: 15 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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