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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 532 508 358
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -150
Contract jobs citing COM 24 41 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.089% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.32% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 95
Average daily rate
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£550 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £22.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +23.61%
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
12995 12650 11269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 27.37% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8020 7196
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £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 180 248 288
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 +6 16 £550 +10.00% 206
South East -26 4 £463 +12.12% 145
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 77
South West -12 2 £413 +65.20% 53
West Midlands - - - - 100
East of England - - - - 41
East Midlands - - - - 51
North East - - - - 37
North West - - - - 90
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
3 19 (27.94%) .NET
3 19 (27.94%) XML
4 18 (26.47%) SOAP
4 18 (26.47%) HTML
4 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
5 17 (25.00%) Web Services
5 17 (25.00%) Degree
6 16 (23.53%) ITIL V2
6 16 (23.53%) ITIL
6 16 (23.53%) CSS
6 16 (23.53%) SSL
6 16 (23.53%) Service Management
7 15 (22.06%) ITSM
7 15 (22.06%) VPN
7 15 (22.06%) LDAP
7 15 (22.06%) HP UCMDB
7 15 (22.06%) ServiceNow
7 15 (22.06%) Customer Engagement
7 15 (22.06%) Technical Architecture
7 15 (22.06%) CMDB
7 15 (22.06%) Ajax
7 15 (22.06%) IT Asset Management
8 14 (20.59%) SQL
9 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
9 13 (19.12%) MS Office
10 12 (17.65%) OO
10 12 (17.65%) Windows
11 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 6 (8.82%) IIS
2 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) MTS
4 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.47%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.12%) MS Office
3 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.41%) MS Project
5 1 (1.47%) Shockwave
5 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (7.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.47%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Force.com
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
1 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) SSL
2 15 (22.06%) VPN
2 15 (22.06%) LDAP
3 5 (7.35%) Internet
4 3 (4.41%) HTTP
5 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.47%) Network Security
6 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.47%) DHCP
6 1 (1.47%) DNS
6 1 (1.47%) SAN
6 1 (1.47%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.94%) Calabash
3 2 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.47%) Moq
4 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Advertising
4 3 (4.41%) Front Office
5 2 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Law
5 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Back Office
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Developer
2 20 (29.41%) Consultant
3 15 (22.06%) Technical Consultant
3 15 (22.06%) ITSM Consultant
3 15 (22.06%) Technical Developer
3 15 (22.06%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 15 (22.06%) ServiceNow Developer
4 13 (19.12%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 13 (19.12%) Senior Consultant
4 13 (19.12%) Senior Developer
4 13 (19.12%) Analyst
5 8 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) .NET
1 19 (27.94%) XML
2 18 (26.47%) SOAP
2 18 (26.47%) HTML
3 17 (25.00%) Web Services
4 16 (23.53%) CSS
5 15 (22.06%) Ajax
6 7 (10.29%) STL
7 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.94%) XSLT
7 2 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.94%) HTML5
8 1 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.47%) REST
8 1 (1.47%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.47%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.47%) ActiveX
8 1 (1.47%) Flash
8 1 (1.47%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) CMDB
2 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) Equities
4 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.94%) iPad
4 2 (2.94%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) DTV
5 1 (1.47%) Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL
1 16 (23.53%) Service Management
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL V2
2 15 (22.06%) IT Asset Management
2 15 (22.06%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (22.06%) Customer Engagement
2 15 (22.06%) ITSM
3 12 (17.65%) OO
4 8 (11.76%) CRM
4 8 (11.76%) Project Management
5 6 (8.82%) OOP
6 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.35%) Analytics
7 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.41%) ERP
8 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) JavaScript
2 14 (20.59%) SQL
3 9 (13.24%) C#
3 9 (13.24%) C++
4 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.35%) VB
5 5 (7.35%) VB6
6 4 (5.88%) VBA
6 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) R
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) VCP4
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.35%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (4.41%) vSphere
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) XenServer
4 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.47%) Firmware
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (22.06%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (4.41%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.06%) ServiceNow
3 9 (13.24%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (8.82%) Oracle
5 3 (4.41%) VMware
6 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) Siebel
7 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.47%) Reuters
7 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.47%) AppSense
7 1 (1.47%) Google
7 1 (1.47%) Tableau
7 1 (1.47%) LexisNexis
7 1 (1.47%) Adobe
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