The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 576 457 549
Rank change year-on-year
-119 +92
Contract jobs citing COM+ 14 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.11% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.40% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 18
Average daily rate £425 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £200 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £245 £300
% change year-on-year
+73.46% -18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Average hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
COM+
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
East of England -23 7 £438 +118.75% 2
South East -26 2 £425 +77.08%
London -45 1 - - 11
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
COM+
UK

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (81.08%) .NET
2 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
3 24 (64.86%) Windows
4 22 (59.46%) XML
5 18 (48.65%) VB6
5 18 (48.65%) ASP.NET
5 18 (48.65%) VB
6 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
7 14 (37.84%) C#
7 14 (37.84%) IIS
7 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
9 12 (32.43%) HTML
9 12 (32.43%) XSLT
9 12 (32.43%) SOA
10 11 (29.73%) Web Services
10 11 (29.73%) CSS
10 11 (29.73%) Oracle
10 11 (29.73%) Java
10 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (27.03%) SOAP
11 10 (27.03%) IBM
11 10 (27.03%) Finance
12 9 (24.32%) ADO.NET
12 9 (24.32%) WCF
13 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
13 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
13 8 (21.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (21.62%) VBScript

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (37.84%) IIS
2 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.81%) Apache
4 4 (10.81%) GlassFish
5 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.41%) MTS
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) LDAP
2 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 4 (10.81%) DDNS
4 3 (8.11%) IPv4
4 3 (8.11%) IPv6
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (8.11%) DB2
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.51%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (13.51%) NUnit
3 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.11%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.41%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Programmer
2 7 (18.92%) Software Developer
2 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) C++ Software Developer
3 6 (16.22%) C++ Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst Programmer
4 4 (10.81%) VB Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 4 (10.81%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Programmer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (81.08%) .NET
2 22 (59.46%) XML
3 18 (48.65%) ASP.NET
4 12 (32.43%) HTML
4 12 (32.43%) XSLT
5 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 11 (29.73%) CSS
6 10 (27.03%) SOAP
7 9 (24.32%) ADO.NET
7 9 (24.32%) WCF
8 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
8 8 (21.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (18.92%) DCOM
9 7 (18.92%) Middleware
10 6 (16.22%) Ajax
10 6 (16.22%) Classic ASP
10 6 (16.22%) MSMQ
10 6 (16.22%) JSON
10 6 (16.22%) jQuery
11 5 (13.51%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) W3C
2 2 (5.41%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) SOA
2 7 (18.92%) MVC
2 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Information Security
3 6 (16.22%) Multithreading
4 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Use Case
4 5 (13.51%) OO
4 5 (13.51%) EAI
4 5 (13.51%) UML
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.81%) TDD
5 4 (10.81%) DSDM
6 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) VB6
1 18 (48.65%) VB
2 14 (37.84%) C#
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (29.73%) Java
5 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
5 8 (21.62%) VBScript
6 7 (18.92%) SQL
6 7 (18.92%) C++
7 3 (8.11%) Perl
8 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) vSphere
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Oracle
3 10 (27.03%) IBM
4 8 (21.62%) Business Objects
5 4 (10.81%) webMethods
5 4 (10.81%) JBoss
6 3 (8.11%) Software AG
7 2 (5.41%) VMware
8 1 (2.70%) Splunk
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
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