The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 421 415 409
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing COM+ 4 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.034% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 11
Average daily rate
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£530 £408 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.90% -14.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £230 £413
% change year-on-year
+45.65% -44.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7342 7294 7721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 31.02% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5324 5187 5545
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 73
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COM+ across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in London

COM+
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COM+ across the London region.

COM+ Daily Rate Trend in London

COM+
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COM+ across the London region.

COM+ Hourly Rate Trend in London

COM+
Top 16 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) C++
1 8 (100.00%) Banking
1 8 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) VB
3 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 6 (75.00%) Python
4 5 (62.50%) Solace
5 3 (37.50%) Derivative
5 3 (37.50%) Front Office
6 2 (25.00%) RAD
6 2 (25.00%) Hedge funds
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) Interest Rate Derivative

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

General
1 8 (100.00%) Banking
1 8 (100.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Front Office
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) C++ Developer
3 4 (50.00%) VB Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C++
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) VB
3 6 (75.00%) Python
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Solace
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