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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 557 558 581
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +23
Contract jobs citing COM+ 38 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.038% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £389 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.69% +19.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £588 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
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 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 24 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 22 August 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 -26 20 £225 -42.12% 8
South East - 16 £225 - 1
Surrey - 13 £225 -
London +8 4 £375 -5.06% 7
Lutterworth - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 41 (77.36%) XML
2 39 (73.58%) Windows
3 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
4 29 (54.72%) .NET
5 27 (50.94%) SQL
6 26 (49.06%) IIS
7 25 (47.17%) Visual Studio
8 24 (45.28%) HTML
8 24 (45.28%) VB
8 24 (45.28%) VB6
9 23 (43.40%) C#
9 23 (43.40%) VBScript
10 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
10 21 (39.62%) SQL Server 2000
10 21 (39.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (33.96%) DCOM
12 18 (33.96%) C++
13 17 (32.08%) ATL
13 17 (32.08%) STL
13 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
14 15 (28.30%) Java
14 15 (28.30%) OLE DB
15 14 (26.42%) HTTP
16 12 (22.64%) Finance
16 12 (22.64%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (22.64%) .NET Framework
17 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
17 11 (20.75%) DTS
17 11 (20.75%) JavaScript

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (49.06%) IIS
2 8 (15.09%) Documentum
3 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
4 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
4 6 (11.32%) Apache
4 6 (11.32%) GlassFish
5 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) HTTP
2 3 (5.66%) SAN
3 2 (3.77%) LDAP
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (39.62%) SQL Server 2000
2 21 (39.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (22.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (20.75%) DTS
5 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.21%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (13.21%) NUnit
3 6 (11.32%) MSBuild
4 4 (7.55%) ClearQuest
4 4 (7.55%) CppUnit
4 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.55%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.89%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.89%) VisualVM
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.89%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) C++ Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Programmer
4 8 (15.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 8 (15.09%) Support Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Technical Support
6 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Support Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
8 4 (7.55%) Applications Support
8 4 (7.55%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.77%) Windows Support Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (77.36%) XML
2 29 (54.72%) .NET
3 24 (45.28%) HTML
4 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
5 18 (33.96%) DCOM
6 17 (32.08%) ATL
6 17 (32.08%) STL
7 15 (28.30%) OLE DB
8 12 (22.64%) .NET Framework
9 9 (16.98%) CSS
10 8 (15.09%) MFC
10 8 (15.09%) XSLT
10 8 (15.09%) WCF
11 7 (13.21%) JSON
11 7 (13.21%) jQuery
11 7 (13.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (13.21%) Ajax
11 7 (13.21%) Web Services
11 7 (13.21%) ADO.NET
11 7 (13.21%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) W3C
2 2 (3.77%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
2 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
3 9 (16.98%) MVC
4 8 (15.09%) CRM
4 8 (15.09%) Performance Management
5 7 (13.21%) Use Case
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (13.21%) TDD
5 7 (13.21%) UML
5 7 (13.21%) OO
6 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.32%) Project Management
7 5 (9.43%) SOA
8 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (3.77%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.77%) Memory Management
11 1 (1.89%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) SQL
2 24 (45.28%) VB
2 24 (45.28%) VB6
3 23 (43.40%) C#
3 23 (43.40%) VBScript
4 18 (33.96%) C++
5 15 (28.30%) Java
6 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
7 10 (18.87%) VB.NET
8 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
9 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) NetCrunch
2 1 (1.89%) Opsview
2 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) IBM
3 6 (11.32%) JBoss
3 6 (11.32%) webMethods
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle
5 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) Google
6 3 (5.66%) Splunk
6 3 (5.66%) Software AG
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco
6 3 (5.66%) EMC
6 3 (5.66%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) Sybase
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