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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 570 548 489
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -59
Contract jobs citing COM+ 16 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.031% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 26
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£353 £431 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% -9.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £438 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +62.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
13717 13313 11432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.37% 27.73% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9182 8926 7363
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 175 340
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.88 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
London +17 8 £540 +29.49% 17
South East -13 6 £299 -6.27% 1
South West - 2 £336 - 1
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COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (88.24%) SQL
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) VB
3 10 (58.82%) C++
4 9 (52.94%) IIS
4 9 (52.94%) XML
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
5 8 (47.06%) C#
5 8 (47.06%) Banking
5 8 (47.06%) VB6
5 8 (47.06%) Investment Banking
6 7 (41.18%) Java
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (35.29%) Python
7 6 (35.29%) CRM
7 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
7 6 (35.29%) VBScript
7 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (35.29%) Incident Management
8 5 (29.41%) DTS
8 5 (29.41%) Solace
9 4 (23.53%) ClearCase
9 4 (23.53%) MCAD
9 4 (23.53%) MCSD
9 4 (23.53%) ClearQuest
9 4 (23.53%) MCDBA

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (52.94%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (29.41%) DTS
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (23.53%) ClearCase
2 4 (23.53%) ClearQuest
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (47.06%) Banking
1 8 (47.06%) Investment Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Front Office
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) C++ Developer
3 4 (23.53%) VB Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) XML
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) XSL
6 2 (11.76%) WSDL
6 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
7 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Derivative
2 2 (11.76%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) CRM
1 6 (35.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) RAD
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 14 (82.35%) VB
3 10 (58.82%) C++
4 8 (47.06%) C#
4 8 (47.06%) VB6
5 7 (41.18%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) VBScript
6 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
6 6 (35.29%) Python
7 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCAD
1 4 (23.53%) MCSD
1 4 (23.53%) MCDBA
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Solace
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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