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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 599 589 554
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs citing COM 31 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.048% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 26
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
16432 15759 15480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.87% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 10009 9954
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 215 266
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

COM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

COM
Top 20 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 3 September 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 0 30 £275 -38.88% 892
London 0 22 £363 -19.44% 276
City of London - 10 £233 - 87
South East -10 3 £205 -31.66% 175
Gloucestershire - 2 £275 - 4
North West - 2 £300 - 122
South West - 2 £275 - 53
Cheltenham - 2 £275 -
Berkshire -2 1 - - 67
Reading -3 1 - - 26
Scotland -12 1 £360 +10.76% 35
Edinburgh -13 1 £360 +71.42% 14
Ealing - 1 - - 6
East of England - 1 £338 - 52
Hampshire - 1 £265 - 17
Surrey - 1 £145 - 33
Woking - 1 £145 - 1
Liverpool - 1 £300 - 15
Merseyside - 1 £300 - 17
Cambridgeshire - 1 £338 - 25

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.73%) MS Excel
3 25 (34.25%) SQL
4 20 (27.40%) C#
4 20 (27.40%) .NET
5 17 (23.29%) Windows
6 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (20.55%) Finance
8 14 (19.18%) HTML
8 14 (19.18%) Web Services
8 14 (19.18%) Degree
9 13 (17.81%) MS Office
10 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
10 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.07%) Visual Studio
11 11 (15.07%) CSS
11 11 (15.07%) XML
12 10 (13.70%) ITIL
13 9 (12.33%) Oracle
13 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
13 9 (12.33%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (12.33%) Asset Management
14 8 (10.96%) Retail
14 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (10.96%) LDAP
14 8 (10.96%) CRM
14 8 (10.96%) SSL
14 8 (10.96%) SOAP
14 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
15 7 (9.59%) Salesforce.com

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) IIS
3 4 (5.48%) CMS
3 4 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.11%) Lync
4 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.74%) MTS
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.37%) Kentico
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.37%) Node.js
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (39.73%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.81%) MS Office
3 5 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) assyst
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Force.com
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Yammer
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) LDAP
1 8 (10.96%) SSL
2 7 (9.59%) VPN
3 6 (8.22%) Intranet
4 3 (4.11%) Internet
4 3 (4.11%) Extranet
4 3 (4.11%) HTTP
4 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.74%) VoIP
5 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) PBX
5 2 (2.74%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.37%) Network Security
6 1 (1.37%) CTI
6 1 (1.37%) MPLS
6 1 (1.37%) DSL
6 1 (1.37%) PSTN
6 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.74%) MS Access
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.85%) Selenium
3 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.11%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.74%) Moq
5 2 (2.74%) Subversion
6 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.37%) NUnit
6 1 (1.37%) FxCop
6 1 (1.37%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.37%) NDepend
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.37%) Grunt
6 1 (1.37%) JSHint
6 1 (1.37%) Bower
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Retail
3 6 (8.22%) Marketing
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
4 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.48%) Legal
5 4 (5.48%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.11%) Front Office
7 2 (2.74%) Back Office
7 2 (2.74%) Law
7 2 (2.74%) French Language
8 1 (1.37%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.37%) Automotive
8 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support
5 7 (9.59%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) ITSM Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) Technical Developer
5 7 (9.59%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) ServiceNow Developer
6 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) .NET
2 14 (19.18%) HTML
2 14 (19.18%) Web Services
3 11 (15.07%) XML
3 11 (15.07%) CSS
4 8 (10.96%) SOAP
5 7 (9.59%) Ajax
6 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.85%) LINQ
6 5 (6.85%) Visualforce
7 3 (4.11%) WCF
7 3 (4.11%) WPF
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.11%) HTML5
7 3 (4.11%) jQuery
7 3 (4.11%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.74%) STL
8 2 (2.74%) REST
9 1 (1.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
1 7 (9.59%) CMDB
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.74%) Social Media
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) Equities
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Derivative
6 1 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) W3C
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.74%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) ITIL
3 9 (12.33%) Asset Management
3 9 (12.33%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (10.96%) CRM
5 7 (9.59%) Service Management
5 7 (9.59%) OO
5 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
5 7 (9.59%) ITSM
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL V2
5 7 (9.59%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (9.59%) IT Asset Management
6 6 (8.22%) MVC
6 6 (8.22%) Project Management
6 6 (8.22%) Scrum
7 5 (6.85%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.48%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) SQL
2 20 (27.40%) C#
3 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.85%) Apex Code
5 4 (5.48%) VB6
5 4 (5.48%) C++
5 4 (5.48%) VB
6 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) Java
8 1 (1.37%) Perl
8 1 (1.37%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.74%) MCSE
3 2 (2.74%) MCITP
4 1 (1.37%) PMP
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ACCA
4 1 (1.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.37%) HL7
3 1 (1.37%) Basel III
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) Basel II
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.37%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.37%) WSUS
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (9.59%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.48%) ExactTarget
4 4 (5.48%) Cognos
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco
5 3 (4.11%) Citrix
5 3 (4.11%) Lotus
5 3 (4.11%) JD Edwards
5 3 (4.11%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.11%) SAP
6 2 (2.74%) Polycom
6 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.74%) HP
6 2 (2.74%) IBM
6 2 (2.74%) Sybase
7 1 (1.37%) Dell
7 1 (1.37%) Avaya
7 1 (1.37%) CA
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