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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 412 431 326
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -105
Contract jobs citing COM 16 11 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.043% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.14% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 65
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£475 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £388 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
- +155.31%
COM
England

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
7493 7874 7523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.38% 31.06% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 5736 5344
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £59.87 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM across the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

COM Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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
City of London +23 4 £519 +18.57% 105
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 9 (32.14%) .NET
5 7 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) MS Office
6 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) Banking
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
8 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 4 (14.29%) CRM
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 4 (14.29%) QA
9 3 (10.71%) Use Case
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (10.71%) XenApp
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture

COM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Office
3 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.57%) WebTrends
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) MS Access
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Front Office
5 2 (7.14%) Law
5 2 (7.14%) Advertising
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing
5 2 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.71%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) STL
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) XML
3 3 (10.71%) XSLT
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) HTML5
4 2 (7.14%) MFC
4 2 (7.14%) WCF
4 2 (7.14%) Silverlight
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) WPF
5 1 (3.57%) OOXML
5 1 (3.57%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Derivative
3 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Wiki
4 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) CRM
2 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.71%) Use Case
3 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) OO
4 2 (7.14%) RUP
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) SOA
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) C++
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) VBA
2 3 (10.71%) C
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) APMP
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) LexisNexis
6 1 (3.57%) AppSense
6 1 (3.57%) Omniture
6 1 (3.57%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Apple
6 1 (3.57%) Reuters
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) Siebel
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago