The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 581 584 507
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -77
Contract jobs citing COM+ 12 15 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.027% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.099% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 36
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£343 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend

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

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COM+
Daily Rate Trend

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

COM+ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

COM+
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM+ within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

COM+ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

COM+
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COM+ within the UK.

COM+ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

COM+
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
England -8 11 £334 -21.47% 29
South East -15 6 £299 -29.70% 1
London +8 4 £540 - 26
Cheltenham - 1 £343 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £343 -
South West - 1 £343 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (81.48%) .NET
1 22 (81.48%) XML
2 17 (62.96%) VB
3 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
4 14 (51.85%) C#
4 14 (51.85%) C++
5 13 (48.15%) VB6
6 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
6 11 (40.74%) Web Services
7 10 (37.04%) IIS
7 10 (37.04%) Finance
8 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) DCOM
9 8 (29.63%) HTML
9 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) HTTP
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (25.93%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (25.93%) OLE DB
11 6 (22.22%) CRM
11 6 (22.22%) STL
11 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
11 6 (22.22%) VBScript
11 6 (22.22%) VB.NET
11 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
12 5 (18.52%) Banking

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (37.04%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (18.52%) DTS
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) ClearCase
2 4 (14.81%) ClearQuest
2 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) CodeRush
4 1 (3.70%) GoogleTest
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) CppUnit
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Automotive
5 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) C++ Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) VB Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) .NET
1 22 (81.48%) XML
2 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
2 11 (40.74%) Web Services
3 8 (29.63%) DCOM
3 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) OLE DB
4 7 (25.93%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (22.22%) STL
6 5 (18.52%) ATL
6 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
7 4 (14.81%) Classic ASP
7 4 (14.81%) XML-RPC
8 2 (7.41%) WSDL
8 2 (7.41%) XML Schema
8 2 (7.41%) OLE
8 2 (7.41%) XSL
9 1 (3.70%) XSLT
9 1 (3.70%) XHTML
9 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) CRM
1 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
3 3 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
5 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.70%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) VB
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 14 (51.85%) C#
3 14 (51.85%) C++
4 13 (48.15%) VB6
5 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 6 (22.22%) VBScript
5 6 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) Java
7 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.70%) PHP
8 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) MCAD
1 4 (14.81%) MCSD
1 4 (14.81%) MCDBA
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Google
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