The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 520 355 432
Rank change year-on-year
-165 +77
Contract jobs citing COM 46 177 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 1.50% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 109 81
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -39.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+51.89% -28.18%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13998 11791 14339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.73% 26.85% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 7528 8639
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 340 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
COM
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -113 21 £500 +5.26% 219
South East -18 16 £413 +32.00% 121
East of England -40 4 - - 33
West Midlands -15 2 - - 66
Yorkshire -25 2 £205 -39.25% 45
South West -18 1 £250 - 61
East Midlands - - - - 33
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 81
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 76 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) Windows
3 26 (34.21%) .NET
4 25 (32.89%) C#
5 24 (31.58%) XML
6 21 (27.63%) Oracle
7 20 (26.32%) HTML
8 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 19 (25.00%) SOAP
9 18 (23.68%) Web Services
10 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
11 16 (21.05%) SQL
12 15 (19.74%) UNIX
12 15 (19.74%) ITIL
13 14 (18.42%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (18.42%) Service Management
14 13 (17.11%) Finance
14 13 (17.11%) HTTP
15 12 (15.79%) Linux
15 12 (15.79%) CRM
15 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
15 12 (15.79%) CSS
15 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
16 11 (14.47%) Degree
16 11 (14.47%) Ajax
16 11 (14.47%) ITSM
16 11 (14.47%) C++
16 11 (14.47%) Remedy
16 11 (14.47%) ServiceNow
17 10 (13.16%) ITIL V2

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (10.53%) Node.js
2 7 (9.21%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.58%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.58%) IIS
4 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.95%) Apache
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.63%) AquaLogic
8 1 (1.32%) CMS
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
3 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.63%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) HTTP
2 10 (13.16%) VPN
3 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.84%) SSL
3 9 (11.84%) LDAP
4 6 (7.89%) CTI
4 6 (7.89%) Internet
4 6 (7.89%) Network Security
5 3 (3.95%) Firewall
6 2 (2.63%) SAN
6 2 (2.63%) Intranet
6 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.32%) SSH
7 1 (1.32%) X.509
7 1 (1.32%) VoIP
7 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.32%) FTP
7 1 (1.32%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) Big Data
2 8 (10.53%) Redis
2 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.95%) Spotfire
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.95%) DataStage
5 1 (1.32%) QlikView
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.58%) Moq
2 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (2.63%) NUnit
4 2 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) Maven
5 1 (1.32%) JUnit
5 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.32%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.32%) Gradle
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
3 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Military
5 1 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) Architect
3 12 (15.79%) Consultant
4 10 (13.16%) Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Consultant
5 9 (11.84%) Technical Consultant
5 9 (11.84%) ITSM Consultant
6 7 (9.21%) Lead Architect
7 6 (7.89%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Administrator
8 5 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.58%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Manager
10 3 (3.95%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.95%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) .NET
2 24 (31.58%) XML
3 20 (26.32%) HTML
4 19 (25.00%) SOAP
5 18 (23.68%) Web Services
6 12 (15.79%) CSS
7 11 (14.47%) Ajax
8 10 (13.16%) WCF
9 8 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (7.89%) J2EE
11 5 (6.58%) LINQ
12 4 (5.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 4 (5.26%) JAX-WS
12 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
12 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
12 4 (5.26%) Java EE
12 4 (5.26%) WPF
13 3 (3.95%) WinForms
13 3 (3.95%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) CMDB
2 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.63%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Life Science
4 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.32%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (1.32%) Physics
4 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.32%) CCTV
4 1 (1.32%) Derivative
4 1 (1.32%) Statistics
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) UNIX
3 12 (15.79%) Linux
4 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Service Management
3 12 (15.79%) CRM
3 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 11 (14.47%) ITSM
5 10 (13.16%) ITIL V2
5 10 (13.16%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (11.84%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (10.53%) OO
8 7 (9.21%) Multithreading
9 4 (5.26%) OOD
9 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.95%) MVC
10 3 (3.95%) Web Development
10 3 (3.95%) Project Management
10 3 (3.95%) SOA
10 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.95%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) C#
2 16 (21.05%) SQL
3 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) C++
5 8 (10.53%) Ruby
6 7 (9.21%) Java
7 6 (7.89%) C
8 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.95%) VB
10 2 (2.63%) VC++
10 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.63%) VBScript
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.32%) VBA
11 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.32%) F#
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Degree
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) MCPD
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) MCSD
4 1 (1.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) HP UCMDB
2 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 8 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.63%) SCOM
3 2 (2.63%) Control-M
4 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.63%) Oracle
3 14 (18.42%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (14.47%) Remedy
4 11 (14.47%) ServiceNow
5 9 (11.84%) HP
5 9 (11.84%) BMC
6 8 (10.53%) Rackspace
6 8 (10.53%) IBM
6 8 (10.53%) Yahoo!
7 5 (6.58%) SAP
8 4 (5.26%) Siebel
9 3 (3.95%) Axway
10 2 (2.63%) BEA
10 2 (2.63%) Plumtree
10 2 (2.63%) Apple
10 2 (2.63%) Cisco
10 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.63%) webMethods
10 2 (2.63%) VMware
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