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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 542 505 491
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -14
Contract jobs citing COM 20 49 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 54
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.70% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13762 13307 14069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.90% 28.55% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8978 8639 8735
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 265 343
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -14 14 £450 +12.35% 179
South East -17 4 £319 -1.84% 90
South West - - - - 32
West Midlands - - - - 63
East of England - - - - 35
Yorkshire - - - - 50
East Midlands - - - - 47
North East - - - - 37
North West - - - - 69
COM
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COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.13%) Windows
3 16 (25.00%) ITIL
3 16 (25.00%) UNIX
3 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 15 (23.44%) C#
4 15 (23.44%) .NET
5 14 (21.88%) Service Management
5 14 (21.88%) Oracle
6 13 (20.31%) XML
6 13 (20.31%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (18.75%) CSS
7 12 (18.75%) HTML
7 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 12 (18.75%) Finance
8 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
8 11 (17.19%) Web Services
9 10 (15.63%) CRM
9 10 (15.63%) SaaS
10 9 (14.06%) ServiceNow
10 9 (14.06%) SQL
10 9 (14.06%) Project Management
10 9 (14.06%) ITSM
10 9 (14.06%) Ajax
10 9 (14.06%) Degree
11 8 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 8 (12.50%) Ruby
11 8 (12.50%) Yahoo!
11 8 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (12.50%) Node.js
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.81%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (6.25%) IIS
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.56%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.56%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS Office
3 4 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.13%) WebTrends
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) SaaS
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) VPN
2 7 (10.94%) SSL
2 7 (10.94%) LDAP
3 5 (7.81%) HTTP
4 3 (4.69%) SAN
4 3 (4.69%) DNS
5 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.13%) Internet
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
6 1 (1.56%) Wireless
6 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.56%) AMQP
6 1 (1.56%) DHCP
6 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 8 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 8 (12.50%) Redis
2 8 (12.50%) Big Data
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.81%) Spotfire
4 5 (7.81%) DataStage
5 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.13%) MS Access
8 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.56%) QlikView
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.13%) NUnit
3 1 (1.56%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.56%) Gradle
3 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.56%) JUnit
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (6.25%) Back Office
4 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (6.25%) Japanese Language
5 3 (4.69%) Marketing
6 2 (3.13%) Front Office
6 2 (3.13%) Advertising
7 1 (1.56%) Legal
7 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.56%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.56%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.56%) French Language
7 1 (1.56%) German Language
7 1 (1.56%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.56%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Architect
2 13 (20.31%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Consultant
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) Technical Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) Lead Architect
4 7 (10.94%) ITSM Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) DevOps Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Applications Manager
6 5 (7.81%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Service Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) XML
3 12 (18.75%) CSS
3 12 (18.75%) HTML
4 11 (17.19%) Web Services
5 9 (14.06%) Ajax
6 8 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (10.94%) SOAP
8 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.81%) WCF
9 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.25%) J2EE
10 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.13%) jQuery
11 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (3.13%) HTML5
11 2 (3.13%) WPF
11 2 (3.13%) XSLT
12 1 (1.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) CMDB
2 2 (3.13%) Wiki
2 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.13%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.56%) Economics
3 1 (1.56%) CCTV
3 1 (1.56%) Derivative
3 1 (1.56%) Robotics
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Life Science
3 1 (1.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 16 (25.00%) UNIX
3 6 (9.38%) Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 14 (21.88%) Service Management
3 10 (15.63%) CRM
4 9 (14.06%) ITSM
4 9 (14.06%) Project Management
5 8 (12.50%) ITIL V2
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 8 (12.50%) DevOps
6 7 (10.94%) Analytics
6 7 (10.94%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.81%) Migration
9 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.25%) SOA
10 3 (4.69%) MVC
10 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) C#
2 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (14.06%) SQL
4 8 (12.50%) Ruby
5 5 (7.81%) VB
6 3 (4.69%) C++
6 3 (4.69%) VBA
7 2 (3.13%) C
7 2 (3.13%) Java
7 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) CCNA
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.56%) HND
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) APMP
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) XenServer
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Puppet
1 8 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (10.94%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.56%) SCOM
3 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.88%) Oracle
3 13 (20.31%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (14.06%) ServiceNow
5 8 (12.50%) Rackspace
5 8 (12.50%) Yahoo!
5 8 (12.50%) HP
6 7 (10.94%) BMC
6 7 (10.94%) Remedy
7 6 (9.38%) IBM
8 5 (7.81%) VMware
8 5 (7.81%) Axway
9 4 (6.25%) TIBCO
10 3 (4.69%) Apple
10 3 (4.69%) SAP
11 2 (3.13%) Cisco
11 2 (3.13%) Citrix
11 2 (3.13%) Omniture
12 1 (1.56%) Tableau
12 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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