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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 642 628 588
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -40
Contract jobs citing COM+ 4 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.018% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.026% 0.066% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 20
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £334 £235
% change year-on-year
+27.34% +42.02%
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
15312 15167 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 27.51% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10799 10141 9643
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 210 209
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +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 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 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 4 £425 +3.65% 2
Essex - 3 - - 2
East of England - 3 - - 2
South East -7 1 £425 +25.92%
Brighton - 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 £425 -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) HTML
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) WebLogic
4 5 (55.56%) IIS
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) JBoss
4 5 (55.56%) Apache
4 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
4 5 (55.56%) DataPower
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (44.44%) VisualVM
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) GlassFish
5 4 (44.44%) Splunk
5 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (44.44%) Opsview
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (44.44%) LDAP
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) IBM
5 4 (44.44%) Internet
5 4 (44.44%) webMethods
5 4 (44.44%) VB
5 4 (44.44%) SOAP
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) C#

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 5 (55.56%) Apache
1 5 (55.56%) IIS
1 5 (55.56%) JBoss
1 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
1 5 (55.56%) WebLogic
2 4 (44.44%) GlassFish
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
1 4 (44.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) VisualVM
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
3 1 (11.11%) MSTest
3 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) C++ Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 4 (44.44%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Remoting
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (11.11%) AutoMapper
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (11.11%) Middleware
5 1 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) DataPower
2 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) SOLID
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Opsview
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) Splunk
1 4 (44.44%) webMethods
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) Software AG
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft