The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 120 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COM+ 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% - 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% - 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £423 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.15% +53.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.05%
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
579 701 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.62% 29.24% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 382 315
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £36.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £113.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

COM+
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

COM+ Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (90.00%) DCOM
2 9 (90.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) C++
3 8 (80.00%) HTTP
3 8 (80.00%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) OLE DB
4 7 (70.00%) C#
4 7 (70.00%) .NET
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (60.00%) STL
5 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) VB
6 5 (50.00%) ATL
6 5 (50.00%) Finance
6 5 (50.00%) VB6
7 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (30.00%) Web Services
8 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (30.00%) OLE
8 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
10 1 (10.00%) GoogleTest
10 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
10 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) CppUnit
2 1 (10.00%) GoogleTest
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) DCOM
1 9 (90.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (70.00%) OLE DB
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
4 6 (60.00%) STL
5 5 (50.00%) ATL
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) OLE
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) WPF
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) VB
3 5 (50.00%) VB6
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Google