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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 562 520 542
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +22
Contract jobs citing COM+ 17 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.065% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 7
Average daily rate
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£204 £381 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.55% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £481 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.50
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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
14163 13937 14394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.16% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9532 9255 8769
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 249 358
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 £15.95 £19.06 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 22 October 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 - 14 £204 - 4
London +1 3 £205 -48.10% 11
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 33 (84.62%) .NET
2 32 (82.05%) XML
3 27 (69.23%) Windows
4 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
5 22 (56.41%) VBScript
6 21 (53.85%) VB
6 21 (53.85%) HTML
6 21 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 21 (53.85%) VB6
7 20 (51.28%) ASP.NET
8 19 (48.72%) IIS
9 18 (46.15%) Classic ASP
9 18 (46.15%) Web Services
10 17 (43.59%) C#
11 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (35.90%) SQL
12 14 (35.90%) Java
12 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
13 13 (33.33%) MVC
14 12 (30.77%) Finance
14 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (28.21%) XML-RPC
15 11 (28.21%) DTS
16 10 (25.64%) VB.NET
17 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
18 8 (20.51%) CRM
18 8 (20.51%) Documentum
18 8 (20.51%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (48.72%) IIS
2 8 (20.51%) Documentum
3 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.56%) JBoss
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (28.21%) DTS
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
2 7 (17.95%) NUnit
2 7 (17.95%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (15.38%) MSBuild
4 4 (10.26%) ClearQuest
4 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Rational Rose
5 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Developer
3 10 (25.64%) Programmer
4 9 (23.08%) Support Analyst
5 8 (20.51%) Analyst Programmer
6 7 (17.95%) Technical Support
7 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
8 5 (12.82%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (12.82%) Technical Support Analyst
9 4 (10.26%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (10.26%) Team Leader
9 4 (10.26%) Applications Support
9 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst Programmer
10 3 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
10 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst Programmer
11 2 (5.13%) C# Programmer
11 2 (5.13%) .NET Programmer
12 1 (2.56%) Lead Programmer
12 1 (2.56%) Senior .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (84.62%) .NET
2 32 (82.05%) XML
3 21 (53.85%) HTML
4 20 (51.28%) ASP.NET
5 18 (46.15%) Classic ASP
5 18 (46.15%) Web Services
6 11 (28.21%) XML-RPC
7 7 (17.95%) Ajax
7 7 (17.95%) jQuery
7 7 (17.95%) JSON
7 7 (17.95%) WCF
7 7 (17.95%) XSLT
7 7 (17.95%) ADO.NET
7 7 (17.95%) CSS
8 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 6 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (15.38%) MSMQ
8 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 5 (12.82%) Spring
10 4 (10.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) MVC
2 8 (20.51%) CRM
3 7 (17.95%) Use Case
3 7 (17.95%) UML
4 6 (15.38%) Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.82%) SOA
5 5 (12.82%) OO
6 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Migration
8 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) VBScript
2 21 (53.85%) VB
2 21 (53.85%) VB6
3 17 (43.59%) C#
4 14 (35.90%) SQL
4 14 (35.90%) Java
5 10 (25.64%) VB.NET
6 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) NetCrunch
2 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) EMC
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.56%) webMethods
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase
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