The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 549 546 560
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing COM+ 39 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.033% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 14
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£275 £426 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +36.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £613 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-44.24% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.05
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15088 14292 15009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.96% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9707 9068 9177
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 284 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -23 23 £230 -46.04% 8
South East - 14 £219 - 1
Surrey - 14 £219 - 1
London +12 8 £408 -14.10% 6
City of London +12 1 £415 -32.24% 6
Essex - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £450 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (78.00%) XML
2 37 (74.00%) Windows
3 29 (58.00%) .NET
4 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
5 26 (52.00%) SQL
6 25 (50.00%) VB
6 25 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 25 (50.00%) VB6
7 24 (48.00%) IIS
7 24 (48.00%) HTML
8 22 (44.00%) C#
8 22 (44.00%) VBScript
8 22 (44.00%) ASP.NET
9 21 (42.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 19 (38.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
12 16 (32.00%) DCOM
12 16 (32.00%) C++
13 15 (30.00%) Java
13 15 (30.00%) STL
13 15 (30.00%) ATL
14 13 (26.00%) OLE DB
15 12 (24.00%) Finance
15 12 (24.00%) HTTP
15 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
16 11 (22.00%) DTS
16 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
17 10 (20.00%) VB.NET

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (48.00%) IIS
2 8 (16.00%) Documentum
3 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (12.00%) Apache
4 6 (12.00%) GlassFish
5 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (42.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 19 (38.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (22.00%) DTS
6 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.00%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (14.00%) NUnit
3 6 (12.00%) MSBuild
4 4 (8.00%) ClearQuest
4 4 (8.00%) CppUnit
4 4 (8.00%) GoogleTest
5 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.00%) CodeRush
6 1 (2.00%) VisualVM
6 1 (2.00%) Rational Rose
6 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Developer
2 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) C++ Developer
3 10 (20.00%) Programmer
4 8 (16.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 7 (14.00%) Technical Support
6 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
8 4 (8.00%) Lead Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
8 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst Programmer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Architect
10 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (78.00%) XML
2 29 (58.00%) .NET
3 24 (48.00%) HTML
4 22 (44.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (32.00%) DCOM
6 15 (30.00%) STL
6 15 (30.00%) ATL
7 13 (26.00%) OLE DB
8 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
9 9 (18.00%) WCF
9 9 (18.00%) CSS
10 8 (16.00%) XSLT
10 8 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (14.00%) jQuery
11 7 (14.00%) Ajax
11 7 (14.00%) JSON
11 7 (14.00%) Web Services
11 7 (14.00%) ADO.NET
11 7 (14.00%) Classic ASP
11 7 (14.00%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) W3C
2 2 (4.00%) DataPower
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) MVC
1 10 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (18.00%) Multithreading
3 8 (16.00%) CRM
4 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
4 7 (14.00%) Use Case
4 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) TDD
4 7 (14.00%) UML
4 7 (14.00%) OO
5 6 (12.00%) Project Management
5 6 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.00%) SOA
7 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (6.00%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (4.00%) DSDM
9 2 (4.00%) Memory Management
9 2 (4.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) SQL
2 25 (50.00%) VB
2 25 (50.00%) VB6
3 22 (44.00%) C#
3 22 (44.00%) VBScript
4 16 (32.00%) C++
5 15 (30.00%) Java
6 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
7 10 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) MCP
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) vSphere
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) IBM
3 6 (12.00%) JBoss
3 6 (12.00%) webMethods
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle
5 4 (8.00%) Google
6 3 (6.00%) Software AG
6 3 (6.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (4.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.00%) Splunk
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.00%) Sybase
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