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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 572 542 567
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +25
Contract jobs citing COM+ 34 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.061% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 9
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£230 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.64% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £580 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £275 £331
% change year-on-year
-16.36% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 22 September 2014.

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 28 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 22 September 2014. 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 -53 16 £213 -45.16% 14
South East - 15 £213 - 1
Brighton - 4 £263 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £263 - 1
London -12 1 - - 12
Lutterworth - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Harlow - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 46 (79.31%) XML
2 39 (67.24%) Windows
3 32 (55.17%) .NET
3 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
4 29 (50.00%) SQL
5 27 (46.55%) Visual Studio
6 25 (43.10%) IIS
7 24 (41.38%) C#
8 23 (39.66%) HTML
8 23 (39.66%) VBScript
8 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (37.93%) VB
9 22 (37.93%) VB6
10 21 (36.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 21 (36.21%) C++
10 21 (36.21%) DCOM
11 20 (34.48%) ASP.NET
11 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (32.76%) ATL
12 19 (32.76%) STL
13 17 (29.31%) Finance
14 16 (27.59%) OLE DB
14 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
15 15 (25.86%) HTTP
15 15 (25.86%) Java
16 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
16 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
16 12 (20.69%) Multithreading
17 11 (18.97%) DTS

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 25 (43.10%) IIS
2 8 (13.79%) Documentum
3 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
4 6 (10.34%) Apache
4 6 (10.34%) Tomcat
4 6 (10.34%) GlassFish
5 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) HTTP
2 4 (6.90%) SAN
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) LDAP
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
2 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (36.21%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (18.97%) DTS
6 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
7 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (46.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.07%) NUnit
2 7 (12.07%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (10.34%) CppUnit
3 6 (10.34%) MSBuild
3 6 (10.34%) GoogleTest
4 4 (6.90%) ClearQuest
4 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.72%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.72%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.72%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.72%) Toad
5 1 (1.72%) VisualVM
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Developer
2 18 (31.03%) C++ Developer
3 16 (27.59%) Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) Programmer
5 9 (15.52%) Support Analyst
6 8 (13.79%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (12.07%) Technical Support
8 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) Technical Support Analyst
9 5 (8.62%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (6.90%) Team Leader
10 4 (6.90%) Senior Programmer
10 4 (6.90%) Lead Developer
10 4 (6.90%) Applications Support
10 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst Programmer
11 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst Programmer
11 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
11 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (5.17%) Windows Support Analyst
12 2 (3.45%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (79.31%) XML
2 32 (55.17%) .NET
3 23 (39.66%) HTML
4 21 (36.21%) DCOM
5 20 (34.48%) ASP.NET
6 19 (32.76%) ATL
6 19 (32.76%) STL
7 16 (27.59%) OLE DB
8 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
9 10 (17.24%) Web Services
9 10 (17.24%) Classic ASP
10 8 (13.79%) MFC
10 8 (13.79%) CSS
11 7 (12.07%) XSLT
11 7 (12.07%) ADO.NET
11 7 (12.07%) JSON
11 7 (12.07%) Ajax
11 7 (12.07%) WCF
11 7 (12.07%) jQuery
12 6 (10.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) W3C
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 39 (67.24%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Multithreading
1 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
2 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.52%) TDD
3 9 (15.52%) MVC
4 8 (13.79%) CRM
4 8 (13.79%) Performance Management
5 7 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (12.07%) UML
5 7 (12.07%) Use Case
6 6 (10.34%) Project Management
6 6 (10.34%) Automated Testing
6 6 (10.34%) OO
7 5 (8.62%) SOA
7 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.17%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (3.45%) Memory Management
10 2 (3.45%) Integration Testing
11 1 (1.72%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 24 (41.38%) C#
3 23 (39.66%) VBScript
4 22 (37.93%) VB
4 22 (37.93%) VB6
5 21 (36.21%) C++
6 15 (25.86%) Java
7 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 10 (17.24%) VB.NET
8 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
9 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) NetCrunch
2 1 (1.72%) Opsview
2 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) IBM
3 6 (10.34%) webMethods
3 6 (10.34%) Google
3 6 (10.34%) JBoss
4 5 (8.62%) Oracle
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco
5 4 (6.90%) EMC
5 4 (6.90%) VMware
6 3 (5.17%) Business Objects
6 3 (5.17%) Splunk
6 3 (5.17%) Software AG
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Sybase
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