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 28 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 582 559 548
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs citing COM+ 18 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.043% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 8
Average daily rate
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£205 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £288 £359
% change year-on-year
-28.69% -19.86%
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
15375 14633 14419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 28.27% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10489 9488 8807
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 283 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.04 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -60 14 £204 -45.66% 15
South East -18 11 £203 - 3
Berkshire - 11 £203 -
London -4 2 £205 -48.10% 10
Macclesfield - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 49 (89.09%) XML
2 34 (61.82%) .NET
3 29 (52.73%) SQL
4 28 (50.91%) Windows
5 26 (47.27%) SQL Server
6 25 (45.45%) IIS
7 24 (43.64%) C++
8 23 (41.82%) DCOM
9 21 (38.18%) Visual Studio
10 20 (36.36%) ATL
10 20 (36.36%) STL
10 20 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
11 19 (34.55%) Finance
12 18 (32.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (32.73%) OLE DB
12 18 (32.73%) C#
13 17 (30.91%) HTTP
14 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (27.27%) Web Services
16 14 (25.45%) SQL Server 2000
16 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
16 14 (25.45%) HTML
16 14 (25.45%) Java
16 14 (25.45%) VBScript
16 14 (25.45%) VB
16 14 (25.45%) VB6
17 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
18 12 (21.82%) Multithreading
19 11 (20.00%) XML-RPC
19 11 (20.00%) Classic ASP

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 25 (45.45%) IIS
2 7 (12.73%) Documentum
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) HTTP
2 4 (7.27%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) LDAP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (47.27%) SQL Server
2 18 (32.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (25.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 10 (18.18%) DTS
5 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
6 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.91%) CppUnit
2 6 (10.91%) GoogleTest
3 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Toad
4 1 (1.82%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.82%) CodeRush
4 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (67.27%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) C++ Developer
3 12 (21.82%) Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Technical Support
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (7.27%) Programmer
7 4 (7.27%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst Programmer
7 4 (7.27%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Support Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 1 (1.82%) Technical Developer
10 1 (1.82%) C++ Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (89.09%) XML
2 34 (61.82%) .NET
3 23 (41.82%) DCOM
4 20 (36.36%) ATL
4 20 (36.36%) STL
4 20 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
5 18 (32.73%) OLE DB
6 15 (27.27%) Web Services
7 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
7 14 (25.45%) HTML
8 11 (20.00%) XML-RPC
8 11 (20.00%) Classic ASP
9 8 (14.55%) MFC
10 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
11 6 (10.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (7.27%) J2EE
13 3 (5.45%) OLE
14 2 (3.64%) Spring
14 2 (3.64%) Spring MVC
15 1 (1.82%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Windows
2 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Multithreading
2 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
3 8 (14.55%) MVC
4 7 (12.73%) CRM
5 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
5 6 (10.91%) TDD
5 6 (10.91%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.64%) Migration
8 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Memory Management
9 1 (1.82%) UML
9 1 (1.82%) OO
9 1 (1.82%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) SQL
2 24 (43.64%) C++
3 18 (32.73%) C#
4 14 (25.45%) Java
4 14 (25.45%) VBScript
4 14 (25.45%) VB
4 14 (25.45%) VB6
5 10 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 9 (16.36%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) NetCrunch
2 1 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Google
2 6 (10.91%) VMware
3 4 (7.27%) EMC
3 4 (7.27%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) Splunk
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Sybase
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