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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 560 566 509
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -57
Contract jobs citing COM 30 20 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.040% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.14% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 29
Average daily rate
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£275 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £375 £329
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +14.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COM
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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
15232 14151 14218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.72% 27.99% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10519 9141 9319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 189 245
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +15 22 £363 -19.44% 269
South East -23 3 £205 -31.66% 171
North West - 2 £300 - 122
South West - 2 £275 - 48
East of England - 1 £338 - 52
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
3 22 (31.88%) SQL
4 20 (28.99%) C#
4 20 (28.99%) .NET
5 17 (24.64%) Windows
6 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (21.74%) Finance
8 14 (20.29%) HTML
8 14 (20.29%) Degree
9 13 (18.84%) MS Office
10 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
11 11 (15.94%) CSS
11 11 (15.94%) Web Services
11 11 (15.94%) XML
12 9 (13.04%) Oracle
12 9 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (13.04%) Asset Management
13 8 (11.59%) Retail
13 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.59%) ITIL
13 8 (11.59%) SOAP
13 8 (11.59%) CRM
13 8 (11.59%) LDAP
13 8 (11.59%) SSL
13 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
14 7 (10.14%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (10.14%) Management Information System

COM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) CMS
3 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.35%) Lync
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) MTS
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Node.js
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.45%) Kentico
Applications
1 28 (40.58%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.84%) MS Office
3 5 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.45%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Force.com
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Yammer
2 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) LDAP
1 8 (11.59%) SSL
2 7 (10.14%) VPN
3 3 (4.35%) Intranet
3 3 (4.35%) HTTP
3 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.90%) VoIP
4 2 (2.90%) LAN
4 2 (2.90%) PBX
4 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.45%) Network Security
5 1 (1.45%) MPLS
5 1 (1.45%) DSL
5 1 (1.45%) CTI
5 1 (1.45%) PSTN
5 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.90%) MS Access
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.25%) Selenium
3 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.35%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.90%) Moq
5 2 (2.90%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.45%) NUnit
6 1 (1.45%) FxCop
6 1 (1.45%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.45%) NDepend
6 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.45%) Grunt
6 1 (1.45%) JSHint
6 1 (1.45%) Bower
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 6 (8.70%) Marketing
3 6 (8.70%) Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.80%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.35%) Front Office
6 3 (4.35%) Legal
7 2 (2.90%) French Language
7 2 (2.90%) Back Office
7 2 (2.90%) Law
8 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.45%) Automotive
8 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.45%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.14%) Technical Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) ITSM Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Technical Developer
4 7 (10.14%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) ServiceNow Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) .NET
2 14 (20.29%) HTML
3 11 (15.94%) CSS
3 11 (15.94%) Web Services
3 11 (15.94%) XML
4 8 (11.59%) SOAP
5 7 (10.14%) Ajax
6 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.25%) LINQ
6 5 (7.25%) Visualforce
7 3 (4.35%) WCF
7 3 (4.35%) WPF
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.35%) HTML5
7 3 (4.35%) jQuery
7 3 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.90%) STL
8 2 (2.90%) REST
9 1 (1.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
1 7 (10.14%) CMDB
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.90%) Social Media
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) W3C
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.45%) Equities
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.90%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.04%) Asset Management
2 9 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (11.59%) ITIL
3 8 (11.59%) CRM
4 7 (10.14%) Service Management
4 7 (10.14%) OO
4 7 (10.14%) Business Analysis
4 7 (10.14%) ITSM
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL V2
4 7 (10.14%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (10.14%) IT Asset Management
5 6 (8.70%) MVC
5 6 (8.70%) Project Management
5 6 (8.70%) Scrum
6 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 20 (28.99%) C#
3 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.25%) Apex Code
5 4 (5.80%) VB6
5 4 (5.80%) C++
5 4 (5.80%) VB
6 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.90%) Java
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) VBA
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.90%) MCSE
3 2 (2.90%) MCITP
4 1 (1.45%) PMP
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ACCA
4 1 (1.45%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.45%) HL7
3 1 (1.45%) Basel III
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) Basel II
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.45%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.45%) WSUS
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (10.14%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.80%) ExactTarget
5 3 (4.35%) JD Edwards
5 3 (4.35%) Citrix
5 3 (4.35%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.35%) SAP
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) Sybase
6 2 (2.90%) Polycom
6 2 (2.90%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.45%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.45%) Avaya
7 1 (1.45%) CA
7 1 (1.45%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.45%) Nimsoft
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