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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 562 537 553
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Contract jobs citing COM+ 16 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.066% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 7
Average daily rate
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£213 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £580 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £275 £331
% change year-on-year
-16.36% -16.98%
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
14224 14154 14704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 29.35% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9353 9292 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 247 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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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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 - 15 £213 - 1
London -3 1 - - 11
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (83.78%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) XML
2 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 25 (67.57%) SQL Server
3 23 (62.16%) VBScript
3 23 (62.16%) HTML
4 22 (59.46%) VB
4 22 (59.46%) VB6
5 21 (56.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (54.05%) IIS
7 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
8 17 (45.95%) C#
9 16 (43.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (40.54%) SQL
10 15 (40.54%) Java
11 14 (37.84%) Visual Studio
12 12 (32.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (29.73%) DTS
14 10 (27.03%) Classic ASP
14 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
14 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
14 10 (27.03%) Finance
15 9 (24.32%) MVC
15 9 (24.32%) Web Services
15 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (21.62%) CSS
16 8 (21.62%) CRM
16 8 (21.62%) Documentum
16 8 (21.62%) IBM

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (54.05%) IIS
2 8 (21.62%) Documentum
3 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
4 6 (16.22%) Apache
4 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
4 6 (16.22%) GlassFish
5 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) LDAP
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (67.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (56.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 16 (43.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (29.73%) DTS
6 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.92%) NUnit
2 7 (18.92%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (16.22%) MSBuild
4 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.81%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.70%) Rational Rose
5 1 (2.70%) Toad
5 1 (2.70%) VisualVM
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Programmer
3 9 (24.32%) Support Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Analyst Programmer
5 7 (18.92%) Developer
5 7 (18.92%) Technical Support
6 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (13.51%) Technical Support Analyst
7 5 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst Programmer
8 4 (10.81%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
8 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
9 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 3 (8.11%) Windows Support Analyst
10 2 (5.41%) C# Programmer
10 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (5.41%) .NET Programmer
10 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) XML
1 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 23 (62.16%) HTML
3 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
4 10 (27.03%) Classic ASP
5 9 (24.32%) Web Services
6 8 (21.62%) CSS
7 7 (18.92%) Ajax
7 7 (18.92%) JSON
7 7 (18.92%) WCF
7 7 (18.92%) jQuery
7 7 (18.92%) ADO.NET
7 7 (18.92%) XSLT
8 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 6 (16.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (16.22%) MSMQ
8 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
9 5 (13.51%) Spring
10 4 (10.81%) J2EE
11 3 (8.11%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) W3C
2 2 (5.41%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) MVC
2 8 (21.62%) CRM
3 7 (18.92%) UML
3 7 (18.92%) Use Case
4 6 (16.22%) OO
4 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) SOA
6 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) TDD
7 3 (8.11%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.70%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.70%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) BCP
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) VBScript
2 22 (59.46%) VB
2 22 (59.46%) VB6
3 17 (45.95%) C#
4 15 (40.54%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) Java
5 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
6 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) NetCrunch
2 1 (2.70%) Opsview
2 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) IBM
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) JBoss
3 6 (16.22%) webMethods
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) EMC
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) Software AG
6 3 (8.11%) Business Objects
6 3 (8.11%) Splunk
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) Sybase
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