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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 579 560 550
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing COM+ 10 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.034% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.066% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 21
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£333 £225 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.77% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £247 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+41.48% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
15141 14259 14334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.49% 28.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 9185 9380
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 249
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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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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 West - 5 £333 -
South East -31 4 £324 +43.88% 1
West Midlands - 1 £410 - 2
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COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (80.77%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) .NET
3 19 (73.08%) VB
4 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
4 17 (65.38%) IIS
5 15 (57.69%) C++
6 14 (53.85%) C#
7 13 (50.00%) HTML
7 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 12 (46.15%) XML
8 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (46.15%) VB6
9 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (38.46%) Finance
10 10 (38.46%) Windows
11 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
12 8 (30.77%) Investment Banking
12 8 (30.77%) Banking
12 8 (30.77%) Java
13 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
14 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
14 6 (23.08%) VBScript
14 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
14 6 (23.08%) ADO.NET
14 6 (23.08%) XSL
14 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
14 6 (23.08%) Web Services

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (65.38%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2000
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (19.23%) DTS
6 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 4 (15.38%) ClearCase
3 4 (15.38%) ClearQuest
3 4 (15.38%) Subversion
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Automotive
3 3 (11.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) C++ Developer
3 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 4 (15.38%) VB Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) CRM Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Project Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (76.92%) .NET
2 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (50.00%) HTML
3 12 (46.15%) XML
4 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) XSL
5 6 (23.08%) WSDL
5 6 (23.08%) XML Schema
5 6 (23.08%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.85%) Struts
6 1 (3.85%) Middleware
6 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.85%) Spring
6 1 (3.85%) LINQ
6 1 (3.85%) jQuery
6 1 (3.85%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Derivative
2 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) CRM
1 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) RAD
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) System Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) SQL
2 19 (73.08%) VB
3 15 (57.69%) C++
4 14 (53.85%) C#
5 12 (46.15%) VB6
6 8 (30.77%) Java
7 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 6 (23.08%) VBScript
7 6 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 6 (23.08%) Python
8 1 (3.85%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) MCAD
1 4 (15.38%) MCSD
1 4 (15.38%) MCDBA
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (7.69%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Solace
2 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) EMC
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
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