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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 557 510 460
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -50
Contract jobs citing COM 27 44 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.093% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.32% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 82
Average daily rate
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£425 £360 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -5.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £470 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £326 £328
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.75
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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
14181 13892 14615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.87% 29.26% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9400 9227 8869
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 226 354
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 October 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 2 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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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
London +11 17 £475 +2.70% 214
South East -26 4 £300 -8.75% 115
Yorkshire +1 2 £450 +71.42% 55
East Midlands +3 1 £425 +6.25% 39
North East - - - - 23
North West - - - - 86
South West - - - - 47
West Midlands - - - - 100
East of England - - - - 26
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) Windows
3 14 (31.82%) .NET
4 12 (27.27%) C#
4 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 12 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
7 8 (18.18%) SQL
7 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 8 (18.18%) Project Management
7 8 (18.18%) Finance
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
8 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.91%) CRM
8 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
9 6 (13.64%) MS Office
9 6 (13.64%) CSS
9 6 (13.64%) XML
9 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.36%) Migration
10 5 (11.36%) MVC
10 5 (11.36%) C++
10 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.36%) UNIX
10 5 (11.36%) SOA
10 5 (11.36%) VMware
10 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
10 5 (11.36%) QA
10 5 (11.36%) WCF

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Office
3 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.27%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.55%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) PaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) DNS
1 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) CTI
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
3 1 (2.27%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.27%) AMQP
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.55%) Spotfire
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) MS Access
3 2 (4.55%) DataStage
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Moq
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Back Office
3 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Japanese Language
4 2 (4.55%) Advertising
4 2 (4.55%) Front Office
4 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.27%) French Language
5 1 (2.27%) German Language
5 1 (2.27%) Russian Language
5 1 (2.27%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.64%) Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Development Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Development Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (15.91%) HTML
4 6 (13.64%) CSS
4 6 (13.64%) XML
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
5 5 (11.36%) WCF
6 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (9.09%) XSLT
7 3 (6.82%) Web Services
7 3 (6.82%) HTML5
8 2 (4.55%) Silverlight
8 2 (4.55%) jQuery
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (4.55%) Ajax
8 2 (4.55%) J2EE
8 2 (4.55%) MFC
8 2 (4.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Wiki
2 2 (4.55%) Derivative
2 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.27%) Economics
3 1 (2.27%) Robotics
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) UNIX
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Project Management
2 7 (15.91%) CRM
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) MVC
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.36%) SOA
3 5 (11.36%) Analytics
4 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.82%) Software Architecture
5 3 (6.82%) Time Management
5 3 (6.82%) Use Case
6 2 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.55%) Web Development
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) C#
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.36%) C++
5 4 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.82%) VBA
7 2 (4.55%) C
8 1 (2.27%) VC++
8 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.27%) CCNA
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.27%) MCITP
2 1 (2.27%) APMP
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) XenApp
2 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) XenServer
3 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.27%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (22.73%) Oracle
4 5 (11.36%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) IBM
6 3 (6.82%) Citrix
7 2 (4.55%) Axway
7 2 (4.55%) Omniture
7 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.27%) LexisNexis
8 1 (2.27%) Reuters
8 1 (2.27%) Symantec
8 1 (2.27%) Veritas
8 1 (2.27%) Apple
8 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.27%) HP
8 1 (2.27%) EMC
8 1 (2.27%) Juniper
8 1 (2.27%) JBoss
8 1 (2.27%) Siebel
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