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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 588 495 557
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +62
Contract jobs citing COM+ 15 57 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.12% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.098% 0.44% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 21
Average daily rate £425 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £208 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Average hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15377 12977 15258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.71% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 8116 8998
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 361 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.95 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 16 April 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 26 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -70 15 £425 -10.52% 12
East of England -31 7 £438 +16.66% 1
Essex -15 5 £469 +134.37% 1
South East -24 2 £425 +77.08%
Brentwood - 2 £500 - 1
Yorkshire -20 1 - -
London -59 1 - - 11
City of London - 1 - - 9
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Devon - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South West - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Bolton - - - -

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (81.08%) .NET
2 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
3 24 (64.86%) Windows
4 22 (59.46%) XML
5 18 (48.65%) VB6
5 18 (48.65%) ASP.NET
5 18 (48.65%) VB
6 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
7 14 (37.84%) C#
7 14 (37.84%) IIS
7 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
9 12 (32.43%) HTML
9 12 (32.43%) XSLT
9 12 (32.43%) SOA
10 11 (29.73%) Web Services
10 11 (29.73%) CSS
10 11 (29.73%) Oracle
10 11 (29.73%) Java
10 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (27.03%) SOAP
11 10 (27.03%) IBM
11 10 (27.03%) Finance
12 9 (24.32%) ADO.NET
12 9 (24.32%) WCF
13 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
13 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
13 8 (21.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (21.62%) VBScript

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (37.84%) IIS
2 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.81%) Apache
4 4 (10.81%) GlassFish
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.41%) MTS
5 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) LDAP
2 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 4 (10.81%) DDNS
4 3 (8.11%) IPv4
4 3 (8.11%) IPv6
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (8.11%) DB2
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.51%) NUnit
2 5 (13.51%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.11%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.41%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Software Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Programmer
2 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) C++ Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst Programmer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (10.81%) VB Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 4 (10.81%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Programmer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (81.08%) .NET
2 22 (59.46%) XML
3 18 (48.65%) ASP.NET
4 12 (32.43%) HTML
4 12 (32.43%) XSLT
5 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 11 (29.73%) CSS
6 10 (27.03%) SOAP
7 9 (24.32%) ADO.NET
7 9 (24.32%) WCF
8 8 (21.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
9 7 (18.92%) DCOM
9 7 (18.92%) Middleware
10 6 (16.22%) MSMQ
10 6 (16.22%) Classic ASP
10 6 (16.22%) JSON
10 6 (16.22%) Ajax
10 6 (16.22%) jQuery
11 5 (13.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) W3C
2 2 (5.41%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) SOA
2 7 (18.92%) MVC
2 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Multithreading
3 6 (16.22%) Information Security
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) EAI
4 5 (13.51%) UML
4 5 (13.51%) OO
4 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Use Case
4 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.81%) TDD
5 4 (10.81%) DSDM
6 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) VB
1 18 (48.65%) VB6
2 14 (37.84%) C#
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (29.73%) Java
5 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
5 8 (21.62%) VBScript
6 7 (18.92%) SQL
6 7 (18.92%) C++
7 3 (8.11%) Perl
8 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Oracle
3 10 (27.03%) IBM
4 8 (21.62%) Business Objects
5 4 (10.81%) JBoss
5 4 (10.81%) webMethods
6 3 (8.11%) Software AG
7 2 (5.41%) VMware
8 1 (2.70%) Splunk
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
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