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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 558 539 559
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing COM+ 17 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.043% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £580 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00
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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
14111 14299 14859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.05% 29.32% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9087 9364 9271
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 254 352
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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+
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 August 2014. 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 - 16 £225 - 2
London -13 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 24 (68.57%) VB
3 24 (68.57%) HTML
3 24 (68.57%) VB6
4 23 (65.71%) .NET
4 23 (65.71%) VBScript
4 23 (65.71%) XML
5 21 (60.00%) IIS
5 21 (60.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (57.14%) ASP.NET
7 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (48.57%) C#
9 16 (45.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (42.86%) SQL
10 15 (42.86%) Java
10 15 (42.86%) Visual Studio
11 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
12 11 (31.43%) DTS
13 10 (28.57%) VB.NET
14 9 (25.71%) MVC
14 9 (25.71%) CSS
14 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
14 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (22.86%) WCF
15 8 (22.86%) IBM
15 8 (22.86%) CRM
15 8 (22.86%) Documentum
15 8 (22.86%) XSLT

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 21 (60.00%) IIS
2 8 (22.86%) Documentum
3 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (17.14%) Apache
4 6 (17.14%) Tomcat
4 6 (17.14%) GlassFish
5 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (60.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 16 (45.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (31.43%) DTS
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 7 (20.00%) NUnit
2 7 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (17.14%) MSBuild
4 4 (11.43%) ClearQuest
4 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) VisualVM
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) Rational Rose
5 1 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Programmer
3 8 (22.86%) Support Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Analyst Programmer
4 7 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Team Leader
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Programmer
7 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst Programmer
7 4 (11.43%) Applications Support
8 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 2 (5.71%) VB Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (5.71%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (68.57%) HTML
2 23 (65.71%) .NET
2 23 (65.71%) XML
3 20 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 9 (25.71%) CSS
5 8 (22.86%) XSLT
5 8 (22.86%) WCF
6 7 (20.00%) jQuery
6 7 (20.00%) Ajax
6 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (20.00%) JSON
6 7 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (20.00%) ADO.NET
6 7 (20.00%) Classic ASP
7 6 (17.14%) Web Services
7 6 (17.14%) MSMQ
7 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 5 (14.29%) Spring
9 4 (11.43%) J2EE
10 3 (8.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) W3C
2 2 (5.71%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) MVC
2 8 (22.86%) CRM
3 7 (20.00%) UML
3 7 (20.00%) OO
3 7 (20.00%) Use Case
4 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.29%) SOA
6 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.57%) TDD
7 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (2.86%) Wealth Management
9 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Web Development
9 1 (2.86%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) VB
1 24 (68.57%) VB6
2 23 (65.71%) VBScript
3 17 (48.57%) C#
4 15 (42.86%) Java
4 15 (42.86%) SQL
5 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
6 10 (28.57%) VB.NET
7 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) NetCrunch
2 1 (2.86%) Opsview
2 1 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) IBM
3 6 (17.14%) webMethods
3 6 (17.14%) JBoss
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 4 (11.43%) VMware
6 3 (8.57%) Splunk
6 3 (8.57%) Business Objects
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco
6 3 (8.57%) EMC
6 3 (8.57%) Software AG
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) Sybase
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