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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 622 573 562
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -11
Contract jobs citing COM+ 11 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.066% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 25
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£338 £235 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.61% -39.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+43.61% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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+
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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 -12 10 £338 +50.00% 8
South West - 6 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £375 -
Cheltenham - 5 £354 -
South East -37 4 £324 +43.88% 1
East Sussex +2 2 £310 +18.09%
Brighton -3 2 £310 +18.09%
West Sussex - 2 £338 -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 22 (75.86%) .NET
3 20 (68.97%) VB
3 20 (68.97%) IIS
4 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
5 17 (58.62%) C++
6 15 (51.72%) C#
6 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
7 14 (48.28%) HTML
8 13 (44.83%) XML
8 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2000
8 13 (44.83%) VB6
8 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (41.38%) Finance
10 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
10 11 (37.93%) Windows
11 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
12 8 (27.59%) Banking
12 8 (27.59%) Web Services
12 8 (27.59%) Java
12 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
12 8 (27.59%) ADO.NET
12 8 (27.59%) WSDL
12 8 (27.59%) XML Schema
12 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (24.14%) XSL
14 6 (20.69%) Python
15 5 (17.24%) CRM

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 20 (68.97%) IIS
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) CICS
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) JRun
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2000
2 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (13.79%) DTS
5 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) DB2
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
3 3 (10.34%) ClearQuest
3 3 (10.34%) Subversion
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Banking
2 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Front Office
4 2 (6.90%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) C++ Developer
2 7 (24.14%) C# Developer
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) VB Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (6.90%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Incident & Problem Manager
7 1 (3.45%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Manager
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) .NET
2 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
3 14 (48.28%) HTML
4 13 (44.83%) XML
5 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
6 8 (27.59%) WSDL
6 8 (27.59%) XML Schema
6 8 (27.59%) Web Services
6 8 (27.59%) ADO.NET
7 7 (24.14%) XSL
8 4 (13.79%) Middleware
9 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.45%) Spring
9 1 (3.45%) LINQ
9 1 (3.45%) jQuery
9 1 (3.45%) Struts2
9 1 (3.45%) ISAPI
9 1 (3.45%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Derivative
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) zOS
4 1 (3.45%) MVS
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) CRM
1 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
1 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
2 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
2 2 (6.90%) Coaching
2 2 (6.90%) Time Management
2 2 (6.90%) Change Control
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) RAD
2 2 (6.90%) Project Management
2 2 (6.90%) Change Management
2 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Load Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 20 (68.97%) VB
3 17 (58.62%) C++
4 15 (51.72%) C#
5 13 (44.83%) VB6
6 8 (27.59%) Java
6 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
7 6 (20.69%) Python
8 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
8 5 (17.24%) VBScript
9 1 (3.45%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (10.34%) MCAD
2 3 (10.34%) MCSD
2 3 (10.34%) MCDBA
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) BS7799
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.90%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Solace
2 4 (13.79%) IBM
2 4 (13.79%) EMC
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
3 2 (6.90%) Splunk
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) CA
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