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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 573 527 512
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -15
Contract jobs citing COM 26 46 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.088% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.31% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 64
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50

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
15595 14948 15397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 28.49% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 9606 9472
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 223 252 364
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 £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 21 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 30 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 21 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 -39 21 £463 +23.33% 693
London -1 16 £463 +19.27% 235
Scotland - 3 £210 - 30
South East -14 2 £300 -9.09% 103
Glasgow - 2 - - 7
City of London +19 1 £475 +22.50% 125
Berkshire 0 1 - - 22
Reading - 1 - - 7
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 11
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 21
Shropshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 3
South Yorkshire - - - - 10
Suffolk - - - - 5
Surrey - - - - 24
Sussex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - - 34
Yorkshire - - - - 57
Enfield - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 50
North East - - - - 18
North West - - - - 69
South Wales - - - - 9
South West - - - - 36
Tyne and Wear - - - - 16

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.81%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (27.12%) .NET
3 16 (27.12%) Windows
3 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
4 15 (25.42%) C#
5 14 (23.73%) Oracle
6 12 (20.34%) UNIX
6 12 (20.34%) CRM
6 12 (20.34%) Finance
7 11 (18.64%) ITIL
8 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
9 9 (15.25%) Project Management
10 8 (13.56%) HTML
10 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.56%) SQL
10 8 (13.56%) CSS
10 8 (13.56%) XML
10 8 (13.56%) IBM
10 8 (13.56%) Service Management
11 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
11 7 (11.86%) Analytics
11 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
12 6 (10.17%) MS Office
12 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
12 6 (10.17%) Web Services
12 6 (10.17%) SOA
12 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
12 6 (10.17%) VMware
12 6 (10.17%) Degree

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 5 (8.47%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) Node.js
3 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.39%) WebTrends
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) SaaS
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DNS
1 5 (8.47%) LDAP
2 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
3 3 (5.08%) SSL
3 3 (5.08%) SAN
4 2 (3.39%) Internet
4 2 (3.39%) X.500
4 2 (3.39%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.69%) DHCP
5 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.69%) Firewall
5 1 (1.69%) Wireless
5 1 (1.69%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) Spotfire
3 5 (8.47%) DataStage
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.78%) Redis
4 4 (6.78%) Big Data
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.39%) MS Access
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) QlikView
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) NUnit
3 1 (1.69%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.69%) Valgrind
3 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.69%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.69%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.69%) CMake
3 1 (1.69%) Gradle
3 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.69%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (8.47%) Marketing
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Japanese Language
3 4 (6.78%) Front Office
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Legal
5 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.69%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.69%) Swedish Language
6 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.69%) French Language
6 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Architect
3 9 (15.25%) Consultant
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.17%) Applications Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Service Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Development Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.08%) ITSM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) HTML
2 8 (13.56%) CSS
2 8 (13.56%) XML
3 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.17%) WCF
3 6 (10.17%) Web Services
4 5 (8.47%) Ajax
5 4 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (5.08%) J2EE
6 3 (5.08%) SOAP
6 3 (5.08%) STL
7 2 (3.39%) MFC
7 2 (3.39%) XSLT
7 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (3.39%) HTML5
7 2 (3.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.08%) CMDB
3 2 (3.39%) Wiki
3 2 (3.39%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
4 1 (1.69%) Economics
4 1 (1.69%) Derivative
4 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Robotics
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.69%) Open Source
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 12 (20.34%) UNIX
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) CRM
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
3 9 (15.25%) Project Management
4 8 (13.56%) Service Management
5 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
5 7 (11.86%) Analytics
6 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.17%) SOA
7 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.78%) ERP
8 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.78%) MVC
8 4 (6.78%) Migration
8 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.78%) TOGAF
9 3 (5.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) C#
2 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) VB
3 5 (8.47%) C++
4 4 (6.78%) Ruby
5 3 (5.08%) C
6 2 (3.39%) Java
6 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.39%) VBA
7 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.69%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.69%) MCITP
5 1 (1.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) GxP
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
1 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.08%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.81%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (23.73%) Oracle
4 8 (13.56%) IBM
5 6 (10.17%) VMware
6 5 (8.47%) Axway
6 5 (8.47%) HP
7 4 (6.78%) TIBCO
7 4 (6.78%) Rackspace
7 4 (6.78%) Yahoo!
8 3 (5.08%) Remedy
8 3 (5.08%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.08%) BMC
9 2 (3.39%) Citrix
9 2 (3.39%) Siebel
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco
9 2 (3.39%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (3.39%) SAP
9 2 (3.39%) Apple
9 2 (3.39%) Omniture
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