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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 547 539 527
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing COM+ 22 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.034% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 12
Average daily rate
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£230 £458 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.72% +46.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £344 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £613 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.05
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13544 13263 13925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.87% 28.54% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8869 8608 8647
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 279 345
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £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+
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 23 July 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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 £219 - 1
London -3 7 £408 -14.10% 6
East of England - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
COM+
UK

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (89.19%) Windows
2 28 (75.68%) .NET
3 27 (72.97%) SQL Server
4 24 (64.86%) VB
4 24 (64.86%) VB6
5 23 (62.16%) HTML
5 23 (62.16%) IIS
6 22 (59.46%) XML
7 21 (56.76%) VBScript
7 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
7 21 (56.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (56.76%) SQL Server 2000
8 18 (48.65%) Java
8 18 (48.65%) SQL
8 18 (48.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (45.95%) C#
10 15 (40.54%) Visual Studio
11 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
12 12 (32.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (29.73%) DTS
13 11 (29.73%) IBM
13 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
14 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
14 10 (27.03%) MVC
15 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (24.32%) WCF
15 9 (24.32%) CSS
15 9 (24.32%) SOA
16 8 (21.62%) Documentum

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 23 (62.16%) IIS
2 8 (21.62%) Documentum
3 7 (18.92%) Tomcat
4 6 (16.22%) Apache
4 6 (16.22%) GlassFish
5 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) LDAP
1 5 (13.51%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) DDNS
3 3 (8.11%) IPv4
3 3 (8.11%) IPv6
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (72.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (56.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 18 (48.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (29.73%) DTS
6 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (8.11%) DB2
9 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.92%) NUnit
2 7 (18.92%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (16.22%) MSBuild
4 3 (8.11%) ClearQuest
5 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) VisualVM
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Programmer
3 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Analyst Programmer
5 7 (18.92%) Technical Support
6 6 (16.22%) Support Analyst
7 5 (13.51%) Applications Support
7 5 (13.51%) Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Technical Support Analyst
7 5 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
8 4 (10.81%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst Programmer
9 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
9 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (5.41%) Architect
10 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (75.68%) .NET
2 23 (62.16%) HTML
3 22 (59.46%) XML
4 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
5 9 (24.32%) CSS
5 9 (24.32%) WCF
6 8 (21.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
6 8 (21.62%) XSLT
7 7 (18.92%) Web Services
7 7 (18.92%) J2EE
7 7 (18.92%) ADO.NET
7 7 (18.92%) Classic ASP
7 7 (18.92%) JSON
7 7 (18.92%) Ajax
7 7 (18.92%) jQuery
8 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 6 (16.22%) MSMQ
9 5 (13.51%) SOAP
9 5 (13.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) W3C
2 2 (5.41%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) MVC
2 9 (24.32%) SOA
3 8 (21.62%) CRM
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Use Case
5 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 6 (16.22%) UML
5 6 (16.22%) OO
6 4 (10.81%) EAI
6 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (8.11%) TDD
8 2 (5.41%) DSDM
8 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) VB
1 24 (64.86%) VB6
2 21 (56.76%) VBScript
3 18 (48.65%) Java
3 18 (48.65%) SQL
4 17 (45.95%) C#
5 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
6 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) MCP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) IBM
3 7 (18.92%) Business Objects
4 6 (16.22%) JBoss
4 6 (16.22%) webMethods
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle
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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