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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 579 579 520
Rank change year-on-year
0 -59
Contract jobs citing COM+ 17 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.030% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 28
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£353 £416 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.26% -12.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £444 £270
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +64.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
14410 14574 12928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 27.53% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9549 9635 8141
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 185 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 29 May 2015.

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 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 29 May 2015. 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 16 £353 -15.26% 20
London +4 8 £540 +32.35% 16
Surrey +18 6 £299 +40.58% 1
South East +2 6 £299 +40.58% 1
South West - 2 £336 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £336 -
Cheltenham - 2 £336 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 19 (76.00%) VB
3 18 (72.00%) SQL
4 16 (64.00%) C++
5 15 (60.00%) XML
6 13 (52.00%) C#
6 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
6 13 (52.00%) VB6
7 12 (48.00%) ASP.NET
8 10 (40.00%) IIS
9 9 (36.00%) Banking
10 8 (32.00%) Investment Banking
10 8 (32.00%) Windows
10 8 (32.00%) HTML
11 7 (28.00%) Java
11 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (28.00%) Finance
11 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
12 6 (24.00%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
12 6 (24.00%) HTTP
12 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (24.00%) VBScript
12 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
12 6 (24.00%) Web Services
12 6 (24.00%) Python
12 6 (24.00%) CRM

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 10 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) JRun
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) DTS
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Subversion
2 4 (16.00%) ClearQuest
2 4 (16.00%) ClearCase
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) CppUnit
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) CodeRush
4 1 (4.00%) GoogleTest
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (36.00%) Banking
2 8 (32.00%) Investment Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 3 (12.00%) Front Office
4 3 (12.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.00%) VB Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.00%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 15 (60.00%) XML
3 12 (48.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (32.00%) HTML
5 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (24.00%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (24.00%) Web Services
5 6 (24.00%) DCOM
6 5 (20.00%) STL
6 5 (20.00%) OLE DB
7 4 (16.00%) ATL
8 2 (8.00%) WSDL
8 2 (8.00%) XML Schema
8 2 (8.00%) XSL
9 1 (4.00%) SOAP
9 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
9 1 (4.00%) ISAPI
9 1 (4.00%) OLE
9 1 (4.00%) Middleware
9 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Derivative
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (24.00%) CRM
2 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Time Management
4 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) RAD
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) VB
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 16 (64.00%) C++
4 13 (52.00%) C#
4 13 (52.00%) VB6
5 7 (28.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) VBScript
6 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
6 6 (24.00%) Python
7 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (16.00%) MCDBA
1 4 (16.00%) MCAD
1 4 (16.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) BS7799
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Solace
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) CA
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Google
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