The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 556 539 467
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -72
Contract jobs citing COM+ 12 10 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.021% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.091% 0.077% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 35
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £380 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13159 13048 11192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.90% 27.31% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8641 8427 7213
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 208 298
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in England

COM+
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

COM+ Daily Rate Trend in England

COM+
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM+ across the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

COM+ Daily Rate Histogram in England

COM+
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

COM+ Hourly Rate Trend in England

COM+
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -8 7 £285 -32.94% 2
London +6 4 £540 - 17
South West - 1 £343 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
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COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 21 (91.30%) .NET
2 19 (82.61%) XML
3 13 (56.52%) Web Services
4 12 (52.17%) VB
5 11 (47.83%) IIS
5 11 (47.83%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) Finance
7 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
7 9 (39.13%) Windows
8 8 (34.78%) C#
8 8 (34.78%) HTML
8 8 (34.78%) Classic ASP
8 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (34.78%) XML-RPC
8 8 (34.78%) VB6
9 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
10 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
10 6 (26.09%) VBScript
10 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
10 6 (26.09%) C++
10 6 (26.09%) CRM
10 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
11 5 (21.74%) MVC
11 5 (21.74%) DTS
12 4 (17.39%) ClearCase
12 4 (17.39%) MCDBA
12 4 (17.39%) MCAD
12 4 (17.39%) MCSD
12 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (47.83%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2000
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) DTS
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) ClearCase
2 4 (17.39%) ClearQuest
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Subversion
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) VB Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) .NET
2 19 (82.61%) XML
3 13 (56.52%) Web Services
4 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) Classic ASP
5 8 (34.78%) XML-RPC
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.70%) WSDL
7 2 (8.70%) XML Schema
7 2 (8.70%) XSL
8 1 (4.35%) LINQ
8 1 (4.35%) XSLT
8 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Derivative
2 1 (4.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) CRM
1 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.35%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) VB
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) VB6
4 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
4 6 (26.09%) VBScript
4 6 (26.09%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) Java
6 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCDBA
1 4 (17.39%) MCAD
1 4 (17.39%) MCSD
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
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