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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 638 646 604
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -42
Contract jobs citing COM+ 1 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.019% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.067% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 25
Median daily rate £325 £333 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +33.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £235
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +41.48%
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
15892 16325 15688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 28.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11020 11072 9962
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 292 216
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 4 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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
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
South West +6 1 £325 -2.25%
Gloucestershire -2 1 £325 -2.25%
Cheltenham -3 1 £325 -2.25%
England -7 1 £325 -2.25% 4

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) JBoss
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) LDAP
3 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) webMethods
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) GlassFish
3 4 (66.67%) DataPower
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (50.00%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
4 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (50.00%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (50.00%) VisualVM
4 3 (50.00%) Opsview

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 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) GlassFish
2 4 (66.67%) JBoss
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (50.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
1 4 (66.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) VisualVM
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (16.67%) MSTest
3 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) AutoMapper
5 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) WSDL
5 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 1 (16.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (66.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) SOLID
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
1 3 (50.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) webMethods
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Software AG
2 3 (50.00%) Splunk
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Specific Expences
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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