The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 616 589 592
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing COM+ 5 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.022% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.035% 0.080% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 6
Median daily rate £425 £334 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% -22.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £313 £431
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -27.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
COM+
UK

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
14257 13761 13680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.97% 27.17% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10089 9027 9080
Median daily rate £421 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 184 192
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.15 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing COM+ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 4 - -
South East -8 1 £425 +42.25%
COM+
UK

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COM+ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for COM+.

1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (63.64%) IIS
2 7 (63.64%) JBoss
2 7 (63.64%) Apache
2 7 (63.64%) Tomcat
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) DataPower
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (45.45%) VisualVM
4 5 (45.45%) Opsview
4 5 (45.45%) Splunk
4 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) IBM
5 4 (36.36%) LDAP
5 4 (36.36%) Internet
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) VB
5 4 (36.36%) SOAP
5 4 (36.36%) XML
5 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (36.36%) GlassFish
5 4 (36.36%) webMethods
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) Finance

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) Apache
1 7 (63.64%) IIS
1 7 (63.64%) JBoss
1 7 (63.64%) Tomcat
1 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
2 4 (36.36%) GlassFish
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
1 4 (36.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) VisualVM
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Applications Support
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Support
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) Middleware
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Remoting
6 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (9.09%) RESTful
6 1 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) DataPower
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) SOLID
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) VB6
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Opsview
2 2 (18.18%) Nagios
2 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Splunk
2 4 (36.36%) webMethods
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) Software AG
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft