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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 517 498 381
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -117
Contract jobs citing COM 39 32 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.072% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.26% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 81
Average daily rate
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£550 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.68%
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
12588 12167 11817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.25% 27.35% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8572 7834 7621
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 258 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +14 20 £550 +29.41% 242
South East -28 7 £538 +30.30% 115
East Midlands - 4 - - 29
East of England -1 2 £288 - 34
North West -5 2 £475 - 95
South West - 2 £372 - 51
West Midlands - - - - 77
North East - - - - 20
Yorkshire - - - - 71
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COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.30%) .NET
3 18 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 17 (25.76%) HTML
4 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
5 16 (24.24%) SOAP
6 15 (22.73%) XML
6 15 (22.73%) CSS
6 15 (22.73%) Degree
7 14 (21.21%) Web Services
7 14 (21.21%) SSL
8 13 (19.70%) Service Management
8 13 (19.70%) ITSM
8 13 (19.70%) ITIL
8 13 (19.70%) SQL
8 13 (19.70%) LDAP
8 13 (19.70%) VPN
8 13 (19.70%) Ajax
8 13 (19.70%) Technical Architecture
8 13 (19.70%) CMDB
8 13 (19.70%) Customer Engagement
8 13 (19.70%) ITIL V2
8 13 (19.70%) HP UCMDB
8 13 (19.70%) ServiceNow
8 13 (19.70%) IT Asset Management
9 12 (18.18%) Windows
9 12 (18.18%) OO
10 11 (16.67%) C#
10 11 (16.67%) C++
10 11 (16.67%) Salesforce.com

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 4 (6.06%) MTS
3 3 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.12%) MS Office
3 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.55%) MS Project
5 1 (1.52%) Shockwave
5 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.52%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Force.com
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
1 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) SSL
2 13 (19.70%) VPN
2 13 (19.70%) LDAP
3 5 (7.58%) Internet
4 3 (4.55%) HTTP
4 3 (4.55%) SAN
5 2 (3.03%) DNS
5 2 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.52%) CTI
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.03%) Calabash
3 2 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.52%) Moq
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Advertising
3 3 (4.55%) Front Office
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) Consultant
3 13 (19.70%) Senior Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (19.70%) ITSM Consultant
3 13 (19.70%) Technical Developer
3 13 (19.70%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 13 (19.70%) ServiceNow Developer
4 11 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 11 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
5 10 (15.15%) Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 17 (25.76%) HTML
3 16 (24.24%) SOAP
4 15 (22.73%) CSS
4 15 (22.73%) XML
5 14 (21.21%) Web Services
6 13 (19.70%) Ajax
7 8 (12.12%) STL
8 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.03%) XSLT
10 2 (3.03%) WCF
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.03%) HTML5
10 2 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (1.52%) REST
11 1 (1.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (1.52%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) CMDB
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.03%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) DTV
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Equities
5 1 (1.52%) Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) UNIX
5 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
1 13 (19.70%) Service Management
1 13 (19.70%) ITSM
1 13 (19.70%) Technical Architecture
1 13 (19.70%) Customer Engagement
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL V2
1 13 (19.70%) IT Asset Management
2 12 (18.18%) OO
3 9 (13.64%) CRM
4 6 (9.09%) OOP
5 4 (6.06%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.06%) SOA
5 4 (6.06%) Analytics
5 4 (6.06%) Project Management
5 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.55%) Use Case
6 3 (4.55%) Software Architecture
6 3 (4.55%) ERP
6 3 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
2 13 (19.70%) SQL
3 11 (16.67%) C#
3 11 (16.67%) C++
4 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.58%) VB
4 5 (7.58%) VB6
5 4 (6.06%) VBA
5 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) C
7 1 (1.52%) VC++
7 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.55%) XenApp
3 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.03%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) XenServer
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.52%) Firmware
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.52%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.70%) ServiceNow
3 11 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (12.12%) Oracle
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix
5 3 (4.55%) VMware
6 2 (3.03%) SAP
6 2 (3.03%) Siebel
6 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 2 (3.03%) LexisNexis
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) HP
7 1 (1.52%) EMC
7 1 (1.52%) AppSense
7 1 (1.52%) Google
7 1 (1.52%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.52%) Juniper
7 1 (1.52%) Apple
7 1 (1.52%) Reuters
7 1 (1.52%) Symantec
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