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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 124 - 100
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COM+ 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% - 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£389 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £288 £359
% change year-on-year
-28.69% -19.86%
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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
757 759 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.65% 30.35% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 405 289
Average daily rate £370 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 20 19
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) C++
1 23 (100.00%) DCOM
1 23 (100.00%) XML
2 20 (86.96%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (86.96%) STL
2 20 (86.96%) ATL
3 18 (78.26%) OLE DB
4 17 (73.91%) HTTP
5 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
5 15 (65.22%) SQL
6 12 (52.17%) Multithreading
7 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (43.48%) Unit Testing
9 8 (34.78%) Performance Management
9 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (34.78%) Windows
9 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
9 8 (34.78%) .NET
9 8 (34.78%) MFC
9 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
9 8 (34.78%) C#
10 7 (30.43%) Finance
10 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
11 6 (26.09%) TDD
11 6 (26.09%) Banking
11 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
11 6 (26.09%) Google
11 6 (26.09%) CppUnit
11 6 (26.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (26.09%) GoogleTest

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 5 (21.74%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
2 6 (26.09%) CppUnit
2 6 (26.09%) GoogleTest
3 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.35%) CodeRush
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (86.96%) C++ Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) DCOM
1 23 (100.00%) XML
2 20 (86.96%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (86.96%) STL
2 20 (86.96%) ATL
3 18 (78.26%) OLE DB
4 8 (34.78%) .NET
4 8 (34.78%) MFC
5 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
6 6 (26.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (8.70%) OLE
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Multithreading
2 10 (43.48%) Unit Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Performance Management
4 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Memory Management
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
3 8 (34.78%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Google