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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank - 648 602
Contract jobs citing COM+ 0 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.026% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.096% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 26
Median daily rate - £338 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £335 £228
% change year-on-year
- +47.25%
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
15731 15665 15106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.22% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11012 10559 9742
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 228 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 4 (57.14%) IIS
3 4 (57.14%) JBoss
3 4 (57.14%) Apache
3 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) webMethods
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) DataPower
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (57.14%) GlassFish
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Opsview
4 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (42.86%) VisualVM
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Splunk
4 3 (42.86%) Network Load Balancing

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 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) GlassFish
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) JBoss
1 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
1 4 (57.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) VisualVM
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) C++ Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (14.29%) AutoMapper
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) SOLID
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) webMethods
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Software AG
2 3 (42.86%) Splunk
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft