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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 561 553 512
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -41
Contract jobs citing COM 36 18 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.036% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.13% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 24
Average daily rate
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£270 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £303 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-28.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
14448 13881 13442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.11% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9902 9079 8717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 202 278
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

COM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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 +13 25 £250 -44.44% 128
South East -15 4 £233 -31.11% 93
East of England - 4 £329 - 25
East Midlands - 2 - - 12
North West - 1 - - 57
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.73%) MS Excel
3 22 (30.14%) SQL
4 20 (27.40%) C#
4 20 (27.40%) .NET
5 18 (24.66%) Windows
5 18 (24.66%) Finance
6 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (21.92%) Degree
7 15 (20.55%) XML
8 14 (19.18%) Web Services
8 14 (19.18%) MS Office
8 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
8 14 (19.18%) HTML
9 13 (17.81%) CSS
10 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
11 11 (15.07%) Visual Studio
11 11 (15.07%) ITIL
11 11 (15.07%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (13.70%) Asset Management
12 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
12 10 (13.70%) SOAP
12 10 (13.70%) LDAP
12 10 (13.70%) Service Management
12 10 (13.70%) SSL
12 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
12 10 (13.70%) Project Management
12 10 (13.70%) ITIL V2
13 9 (12.33%) HP UCMDB
13 9 (12.33%) ServiceNow

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.85%) IIS
3 4 (5.48%) CMS
4 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.11%) Lync
5 2 (2.74%) MTS
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.37%) Node.js
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.37%) Kentico
Applications
1 29 (39.73%) MS Excel
2 14 (19.18%) MS Office
3 5 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Force.com
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Yammer
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) LDAP
1 10 (13.70%) SSL
2 9 (12.33%) VPN
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 3 (4.11%) Intranet
4 2 (2.74%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.74%) PBX
5 1 (1.37%) PSTN
5 1 (1.37%) VoIP
5 1 (1.37%) LAN
5 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.37%) Network Security
5 1 (1.37%) MPLS
5 1 (1.37%) DSL
5 1 (1.37%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.74%) MS Access
4 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.37%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.85%) Selenium
3 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.11%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.74%) Moq
5 2 (2.74%) Subversion
6 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.37%) NUnit
6 1 (1.37%) FxCop
6 1 (1.37%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.37%) NDepend
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.37%) Grunt
6 1 (1.37%) JSHint
6 1 (1.37%) Bower
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Retail
3 6 (8.22%) Marketing
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
4 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.85%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.11%) Front Office
5 3 (4.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.74%) Law
6 2 (2.74%) French Language
7 1 (1.37%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.37%) Automotive
7 1 (1.37%) Back Office
7 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) Consultant
3 11 (15.07%) Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Technical Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) ITSM Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) Technical Developer
4 9 (12.33%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) ServiceNow Developer
5 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Information Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) MI Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) .NET
2 15 (20.55%) XML
3 14 (19.18%) HTML
3 14 (19.18%) Web Services
4 13 (17.81%) CSS
5 10 (13.70%) SOAP
6 9 (12.33%) Ajax
7 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.85%) LINQ
7 5 (6.85%) Visualforce
8 3 (4.11%) WCF
8 3 (4.11%) WPF
8 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.11%) HTML5
8 3 (4.11%) jQuery
9 2 (2.74%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.74%) STL
9 2 (2.74%) REST
10 1 (1.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.33%) CMDB
3 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.74%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.74%) Clustering
5 2 (2.74%) Equities
5 2 (2.74%) Social Media
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Derivative
6 1 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.37%) W3C
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.74%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.07%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (13.70%) ITIL V2
3 10 (13.70%) Project Management
3 10 (13.70%) Service Management
3 10 (13.70%) Asset Management
4 9 (12.33%) ITSM
4 9 (12.33%) CRM
4 9 (12.33%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (12.33%) IT Asset Management
5 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
5 7 (9.59%) OO
5 7 (9.59%) Scrum
6 6 (8.22%) MVC
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.85%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.48%) Multithreading
9 3 (4.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 20 (27.40%) C#
3 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.85%) Apex Code
5 4 (5.48%) C++
5 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) VB6
7 2 (2.74%) VB
7 2 (2.74%) Java
8 1 (1.37%) Perl
8 1 (1.37%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.37%) R
8 1 (1.37%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.11%) MCSE
3 3 (4.11%) MCITP
4 1 (1.37%) PMP
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ACCA
4 1 (1.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.37%) Basel II
3 1 (1.37%) HL7
3 1 (1.37%) Basel III
3 1 (1.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.37%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
2 9 (12.33%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (12.33%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.48%) ExactTarget
4 3 (4.11%) JD Edwards
4 3 (4.11%) Citrix
4 3 (4.11%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.74%) Polycom
5 2 (2.74%) Sybase
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos
6 1 (1.37%) Kaseya
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