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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COM+ (COM Plus)
UK
Rank 591 629 615
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -14
Contract jobs citing COM+ 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.014% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.070% 0.048% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £428 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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
14205 14607 14048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.22% 28.54% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 10043 9256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 241 188
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £20.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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+
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 27 February 2017.

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 6 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +16 10 £425 +13.33% 5
South East - 8 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 8 £425 -
Fareham - 7 £425 -
London +19 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 11 (78.57%) C++
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) WMI
6 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
6 4 (28.57%) VB
6 4 (28.57%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) SOA
7 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (21.43%) OO
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) Sybase
7 3 (21.43%) Confluence
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (21.43%) JIRA
7 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
8 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Computer Science

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 (21.43%) Confluence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) SAS
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) LDAP
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MS Access
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C++ Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) Struts
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) WSDL
4 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Data Encryption
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C++
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) VB
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) VB6
6 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) MCAD
1 2 (14.29%) MCSD
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) Sybase
2 2 (14.29%) Alterian
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
Derby
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £270pd-£300pd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago