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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 546 529 407
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -122
Contract jobs citing COM 43 31 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.066% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.23% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 93
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £255 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- +62.16%
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
13648 13265 12974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 28.04% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9481 8696 8251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 271 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £15.75 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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 December 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
London +38 21 £550 +57.14% 198
South East -42 8 £538 +26.47% 105
East Midlands - 4 - - 32
East of England -4 3 £288 - 36
North West -9 2 £475 +102.12% 67
Yorkshire -18 1 £500 -4.76% 66
South West -36 1 £330 - 40
West Midlands - - - - 93
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) .NET
3 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 17 (24.29%) HTML
4 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 17 (24.29%) Windows
5 16 (22.86%) CSS
5 16 (22.86%) XML
6 15 (21.43%) C#
7 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
7 13 (18.57%) Web Services
7 13 (18.57%) SOAP
8 12 (17.14%) OO
8 12 (17.14%) C++
8 12 (17.14%) SQL
8 12 (17.14%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (17.14%) Ajax
9 11 (15.71%) Degree
9 11 (15.71%) Visual Studio
9 11 (15.71%) SSL
10 10 (14.29%) VPN
10 10 (14.29%) LDAP
10 10 (14.29%) ITIL
10 10 (14.29%) Service Management
10 10 (14.29%) ITSM
10 10 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (14.29%) CMDB
10 10 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
10 10 (14.29%) ITIL V2
10 10 (14.29%) HP UCMDB

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.57%) IIS
3 4 (5.71%) MTS
4 3 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.43%) MS Office
3 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.86%) MS Project
5 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (8.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.86%) WebTrends
4 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) SaaS
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Force.com
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) SSL
2 10 (14.29%) VPN
2 10 (14.29%) LDAP
3 5 (7.14%) Internet
4 4 (5.71%) DNS
5 3 (4.29%) SAN
5 3 (4.29%) HTTP
6 2 (2.86%) DHCP
7 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.43%) Network Security
7 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.43%) Wireless
7 1 (1.43%) CTI
7 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.86%) MS Access
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.86%) Selenium
3 2 (2.86%) Calabash
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.43%) Moq
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Marketing
4 3 (4.29%) Advertising
4 3 (4.29%) Front Office
5 2 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.43%) French Language
6 1 (1.43%) German Language
6 1 (1.43%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.43%) Swedish Language
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 10 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.29%) ITSM Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) Technical Developer
3 10 (14.29%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) Architect
5 8 (11.43%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) .NET
2 17 (24.29%) HTML
3 16 (22.86%) CSS
3 16 (22.86%) XML
4 13 (18.57%) Web Services
4 13 (18.57%) SOAP
5 12 (17.14%) Ajax
6 9 (12.86%) STL
7 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.71%) XSLT
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.29%) WCF
10 3 (4.29%) HTML5
11 2 (2.86%) MFC
11 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 2 (2.86%) jQuery
11 2 (2.86%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) CMDB
2 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.86%) iPad
4 2 (2.86%) Wiki
5 1 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
5 1 (1.43%) Robotics
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) DTV
5 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) UNIX
5 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) OO
2 10 (14.29%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Service Management
2 10 (14.29%) ITSM
2 10 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
2 10 (14.29%) ITIL V2
2 10 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
3 9 (12.86%) CRM
4 7 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (8.57%) OOP
6 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.14%) MVC
6 5 (7.14%) Analytics
7 4 (5.71%) SOA
7 4 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (5.71%) Migration
7 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
2 15 (21.43%) C#
3 12 (17.14%) C++
3 12 (17.14%) SQL
4 5 (7.14%) VB6
4 5 (7.14%) VBA
4 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.14%) VB
5 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.29%) C
7 2 (2.86%) Ruby
8 1 (1.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.43%) MCITP
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.29%) XenApp
3 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.86%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) XenServer
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (4.29%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 8 (11.43%) Oracle
5 5 (7.14%) VMware
6 3 (4.29%) Citrix
7 2 (2.86%) Siebel
7 2 (2.86%) IBM
7 2 (2.86%) SAP
7 2 (2.86%) Omniture
7 2 (2.86%) LexisNexis
8 1 (1.43%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.43%) AppSense
8 1 (1.43%) Google
8 1 (1.43%) Reuters
8 1 (1.43%) Symantec
8 1 (1.43%) Apple
8 1 (1.43%) Juniper
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) EMC
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