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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 535 570 567
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -3
Contract jobs citing COM 63 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.10% 0.091%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 26
Median daily rate £400 £419 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.53% -14.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £254 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
-12.90% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 -
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
14310 14748 13982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 29.18% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9958 10337 9713
Median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 239 164
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% +7.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the England region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
London +2 29 £450 -5.26% 70
South East +37 15 £350 +59.09% 37
East of England +8 7 £325 -18.75% 5
Yorkshire +12 4 £325 -21.21% 3
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 13
North West +9 2 £125 -60.00% 15
Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
North East - 1 - - 2
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 59 (54.13%) Salesforce.com
3 58 (53.21%) Oracle
4 57 (52.29%) MS Excel
5 56 (51.38%) SQL Server
6 55 (50.46%) .NET
7 51 (46.79%) C#
8 48 (44.04%) SAP
8 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (42.20%) Dynamics CRM
9 46 (42.20%) CRM
10 45 (41.28%) SharePoint
11 44 (40.37%) Windows
12 42 (38.53%) Retail
12 42 (38.53%) Office 365
13 41 (37.61%) Infor
14 40 (36.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 40 (36.70%) Data Management
14 40 (36.70%) Business Intelligence
15 39 (35.78%) BizTalk Server
15 39 (35.78%) Document Management
15 39 (35.78%) Skype for Business
15 39 (35.78%) Yammer
15 39 (35.78%) Case Management
16 31 (28.44%) Advertising
17 29 (26.61%) Waterfall
18 28 (25.69%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (23.85%) SDLC
19 26 (23.85%) MVC
20 24 (22.02%) SQL

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 45 (41.28%) SharePoint
2 39 (35.78%) BizTalk Server
2 39 (35.78%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (8.26%) IIS
5 3 (2.75%) Documentum
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (52.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.93%) MS Office
3 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.83%) MS Project
5 1 (0.92%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.92%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.92%) InVision
5 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (42.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (18.35%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (6.42%) Eloqua
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (4.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.83%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (1.83%) Unica
6 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.92%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 42 (38.53%) Office 365
2 40 (36.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (35.78%) Yammer
4 5 (4.59%) Force.com
5 4 (3.67%) Veeva
6 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) HTTPS
2 6 (5.50%) X.509
3 5 (4.59%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.67%) HTTP
4 4 (3.67%) MPLS
4 4 (3.67%) OSPF
4 4 (3.67%) RIP
5 3 (2.75%) 802.11
5 3 (2.75%) ADSL
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.75%) ICMP
5 3 (2.75%) IPsec
5 3 (2.75%) L2TP
5 3 (2.75%) NAS
5 3 (2.75%) SNMP
5 3 (2.75%) SSH
6 2 (1.83%) Firewall
6 2 (1.83%) VPN
7 1 (0.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (51.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (11.93%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.67%) MS Access
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.92%) Essbase
8 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.50%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (2.75%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.75%) ClearQuest
4 3 (2.75%) Subversion
4 3 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.83%) JUnit
5 2 (1.83%) Xcode
6 1 (0.92%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.92%) JIRA
6 1 (0.92%) MorphX
6 1 (0.92%) MSI
General
1 42 (38.53%) Retail
2 31 (28.44%) Advertising
3 14 (12.84%) Finance
3 14 (12.84%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Law
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Games
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (39.45%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) .NET Developer
3 20 (18.35%) Architect
3 20 (18.35%) Consultant
4 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Consultant
5 13 (11.93%) CRM Consultant
5 13 (11.93%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 11 (10.09%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 10 (9.17%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (8.26%) Analyst
9 7 (6.42%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 7 (6.42%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) CRM Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Technical Architect
11 5 (4.59%) C# Developer
11 5 (4.59%) CRM Architect
11 5 (4.59%) CRM Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 5 (4.59%) Integration Consultant
12 4 (3.67%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (50.46%) .NET
2 22 (20.18%) XML
3 16 (14.68%) CSS
4 14 (12.84%) Web Services
5 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET
5 12 (11.01%) HTML
6 9 (8.26%) XSD
7 8 (7.34%) Visualforce
8 7 (6.42%) WCF
9 6 (5.50%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.50%) HTML5
9 6 (5.50%) XML Messaging
10 5 (4.59%) CSS3
11 4 (3.67%) 802.1X
11 4 (3.67%) jQuery
11 4 (3.67%) JSON
11 4 (3.67%) REST
11 4 (3.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.34%) Life Science
4 7 (6.42%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.42%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.42%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.83%) Animation
6 2 (1.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.92%) Equities
7 1 (0.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.37%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Unix
3 3 (2.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.83%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.92%) Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.20%) CRM
3 40 (36.70%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (36.70%) Data Management
4 39 (35.78%) Case Management
4 39 (35.78%) Document Management
5 29 (26.61%) Waterfall
6 26 (23.85%) MVC
6 26 (23.85%) SDLC
7 22 (20.18%) Web Development
8 20 (18.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (13.76%) Business Analysis
10 13 (11.93%) Integration Testing
10 13 (11.93%) TOGAF
10 13 (11.93%) Zachman Framework
11 12 (11.01%) TDD
12 10 (9.17%) Scrum
12 10 (9.17%) SOA
13 9 (8.26%) Data Modelling
13 9 (8.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 51 (46.79%) C#
2 24 (22.02%) SQL
3 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.34%) Apex Code
4 8 (7.34%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.42%) Java
6 6 (5.50%) C++
6 6 (5.50%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.67%) VB
8 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.75%) VB6
8 3 (2.75%) VBA
9 2 (1.83%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.83%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) XPath
10 1 (0.92%) COBOL
10 1 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Degree
2 6 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.50%) CISSP
3 4 (3.67%) CCIE
3 4 (3.67%) CCNP
3 4 (3.67%) CISA
3 4 (3.67%) CISM
3 4 (3.67%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.67%) PMP
3 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.83%) CCDP
4 2 (1.83%) CLAS
4 2 (1.83%) MCSE
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.83%) SAP Certification
4 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) CBAP
5 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.83%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.67%) vSphere
4 3 (2.75%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Nessus
1 3 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (2.75%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.83%) vRealize
3 1 (0.92%) Ansible
3 1 (0.92%) Packer
3 1 (0.92%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 59 (54.13%) Salesforce.com
3 58 (53.21%) Oracle
4 48 (44.04%) SAP
5 41 (37.61%) Infor
6 7 (6.42%) Cisco
6 7 (6.42%) Hyperion
6 7 (6.42%) VMware
7 5 (4.59%) HP
7 5 (4.59%) Siebel
8 4 (3.67%) NetSuite
9 3 (2.75%) BT
9 3 (2.75%) IBM
10 2 (1.83%) Adobe
11 1 (0.92%) Informatica
11 1 (0.92%) Juniper
11 1 (0.92%) KANA
11 1 (0.92%) NetApp
11 1 (0.92%) Pardot
11 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
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