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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 125 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COM+ 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.034% - 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £438 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +62.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
612 770 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.68% 29.98% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 485 374
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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+
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh - 1 - -
COM+
UK

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) VB
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 5 (71.43%) DCOM
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 5 (71.43%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) OLE DB
3 4 (57.14%) STL
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) ATL
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) JRun
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) DCOM
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (57.14%) STL
3 4 (57.14%) OLE DB
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) ATL
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) WPF
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) ISAPI
6 1 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (14.29%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) C++
1 5 (71.43%) VB
1 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) BS7799
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) CA