The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 634 640 610
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing COM+ 4 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.016% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.025% 0.057% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 15
Median daily rate £325 £330 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +60.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £205
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +56.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
15783 15743 15287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 28.78% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10965 10441
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 258 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing COM+ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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+
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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 4 £325 -1.51% 2
Yorkshire +8 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
London -2 1 - -
South West - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £325 -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COM+ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for COM+.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) VB6
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) SAS
4 2 (40.00%) WSDL
4 2 (40.00%) XML Schema
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) XSL
4 2 (40.00%) MCAD
4 2 (40.00%) MCSD
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) MS Access
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) VBA
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Alterian
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) SAS
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MS Access
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) WSDL
3 2 (40.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (40.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) VB6
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VBA
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCAD
1 2 (40.00%) MCSD
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Alterian
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase
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