The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 559 551 554
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing COM+ 34 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.033% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 14
Average daily rate
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£240 £458 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.54% +46.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £344 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £613 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.05
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

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 25 July 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 23 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 25 July 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 -22 22 £230 -49.72% 8
South East - 14 £219 - 1
Surrey - 14 £219 - 1
London -2 7 £408 -14.10% 6
City of London +12 1 £415 -30.83% 5
Essex - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £450 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 34 (73.91%) XML
3 28 (60.87%) .NET
4 26 (56.52%) SQL Server
5 24 (52.17%) VB
5 24 (52.17%) IIS
5 24 (52.17%) VB6
6 23 (50.00%) SQL
6 23 (50.00%) HTML
7 21 (45.65%) ASP.NET
7 21 (45.65%) VBScript
7 21 (45.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 20 (43.48%) Visual Studio
8 20 (43.48%) C#
9 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (32.61%) Java
12 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
13 13 (28.26%) DCOM
14 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (26.09%) C++
15 11 (23.91%) ATL
15 11 (23.91%) STL
15 11 (23.91%) DTS
15 11 (23.91%) .NET Framework
16 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
16 10 (21.74%) VB.NET
16 10 (21.74%) MVC
16 10 (21.74%) Finance
17 9 (19.57%) OLE DB

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 24 (52.17%) IIS
2 8 (17.39%) Documentum
3 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
4 6 (13.04%) Apache
4 6 (13.04%) GlassFish
5 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) DDNS
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) DHCP
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) IPv4
3 1 (2.17%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (45.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (23.91%) DTS
6 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.22%) NUnit
2 7 (15.22%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (13.04%) MSBuild
4 3 (6.52%) ClearQuest
5 2 (4.35%) GoogleTest
5 2 (4.35%) CppUnit
5 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.17%) VisualVM
6 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) C++ Developer
4 10 (21.74%) Programmer
5 8 (17.39%) Analyst Programmer
6 7 (15.22%) Technical Support
7 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
7 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (10.87%) Technical Support Analyst
8 5 (10.87%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (10.87%) Applications Support
9 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
9 4 (8.70%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst Programmer
10 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
11 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
11 2 (4.35%) Architect
11 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (73.91%) XML
2 28 (60.87%) .NET
3 23 (50.00%) HTML
4 21 (45.65%) ASP.NET
5 13 (28.26%) DCOM
6 11 (23.91%) ATL
6 11 (23.91%) STL
6 11 (23.91%) .NET Framework
7 9 (19.57%) WCF
7 9 (19.57%) OLE DB
7 9 (19.57%) CSS
8 8 (17.39%) XSLT
8 8 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (15.22%) Ajax
9 7 (15.22%) jQuery
9 7 (15.22%) JSON
9 7 (15.22%) MFC
9 7 (15.22%) ADO.NET
9 7 (15.22%) Classic ASP
10 6 (13.04%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) W3C
2 2 (4.35%) DataPower
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) MVC
2 9 (19.57%) Multithreading
3 8 (17.39%) CRM
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
4 7 (15.22%) Use Case
5 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.04%) SOA
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
5 6 (13.04%) UML
5 6 (13.04%) OO
6 5 (10.87%) TDD
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.52%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (6.52%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (4.35%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) Web Development
9 2 (4.35%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) VB
1 24 (52.17%) VB6
2 23 (50.00%) SQL
3 21 (45.65%) VBScript
4 20 (43.48%) C#
5 15 (32.61%) Java
6 12 (26.09%) C++
7 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 10 (21.74%) VB.NET
8 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) MCP
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) IBM
3 6 (13.04%) JBoss
3 6 (13.04%) webMethods
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Business Objects
5 3 (6.52%) Software AG
6 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
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