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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 128 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing COM+ 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.22% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
COM+
UK

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
631 636 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.76% 23.41% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 371 324
Average daily rate £363 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 - -
COM+
UK

COM+
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) VB6
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) VB Developer
1 4 (100.00%) VB6 Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft