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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 657 636 611
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs citing COM+ 7 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.045% 0.072% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 6
Average daily rate £375 £334 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -22.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £431
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -27.53%
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
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 9 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 7 £375 +12.35% 4
Essex - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Leeds - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
South East -19 1 £425 +42.25%
Brighton - 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 £425 -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) .NET
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle
4 8 (53.33%) C#
4 8 (53.33%) VB
5 7 (46.67%) JBoss
5 7 (46.67%) Apache
5 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
5 7 (46.67%) WebLogic
5 7 (46.67%) IIS
6 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 6 (40.00%) Java
6 6 (40.00%) VB6
6 6 (40.00%) DataPower
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (33.33%) VisualVM
7 5 (33.33%) Opsview
7 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (33.33%) Splunk
7 5 (33.33%) IBM
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) LDAP
8 4 (26.67%) Internet
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) SOAP
8 4 (26.67%) XML
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (26.67%) GlassFish
8 4 (26.67%) webMethods

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) Apache
1 7 (46.67%) IIS
1 7 (46.67%) JBoss
1 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
1 7 (46.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (26.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
1 4 (26.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) VisualVM
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Applications Support
2 4 (26.67%) VB Developer
2 4 (26.67%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Support
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) SOAP
3 4 (26.67%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) Middleware
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Remoting
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (6.67%) AutoMapper
6 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) DataPower
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) SOLID
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) VB
3 6 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) VB6
4 2 (13.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Opsview
2 2 (13.33%) Nagios
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) Splunk
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) webMethods
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) Software AG