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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 571 557 406
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -151
Contract jobs citing COM 42 32 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.061% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.22% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 85
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £405 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 - £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £19.75

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
14925 14611 12668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.71% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9832 9673 7948
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 189 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 2015.

COM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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 -15 39 £413 -8.33% 854
London +24 25 £500 - 278
City of London +2 5 £388 +3.33% 156
Leeds -6 5 £363 +76.82% 17
West Yorkshire -9 5 £363 +76.82% 24
Yorkshire -16 5 £363 +76.82% 43
South East -23 4 £255 -43.33% 175
East of England 0 3 £320 - 49
Northern Ireland - 3 £200 - 4
Ealing - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 £200 - 4
Belfast - 2 £200 - 4
Watford - 2 £320 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £320 - 10
Surrey +1 1 £200 -65.21% 49
West Sussex - 1 - - 14
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 40
Buckinghamshire - 1 £310 - 12
Billingshurst - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £310 - 2
Reading - 1 - - 11
Hammersmith - 1 £390 -

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (33.33%) Web Services
3 19 (28.79%) HTML
3 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
3 19 (28.79%) Degree
4 18 (27.27%) ITIL
5 17 (25.76%) XML
5 17 (25.76%) CSS
6 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 16 (24.24%) Finance
7 15 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
7 15 (22.73%) Service Management
7 15 (22.73%) SSL
7 15 (22.73%) ITIL V2
8 14 (21.21%) HP UCMDB
8 14 (21.21%) ServiceNow
8 14 (21.21%) IT Asset Management
8 14 (21.21%) VPN
8 14 (21.21%) C#
8 14 (21.21%) .NET
8 14 (21.21%) MS Office
8 14 (21.21%) SOAP
8 14 (21.21%) LDAP
8 14 (21.21%) ITSM
8 14 (21.21%) CMDB
8 14 (21.21%) Customer Engagement
8 14 (21.21%) Ajax
9 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (19.70%) SQL
10 11 (16.67%) Project Management

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.58%) IIS
3 4 (6.06%) CMS
3 4 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.55%) Lync
4 3 (4.55%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.52%) SAS
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.52%) Kentico
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (21.21%) MS Office
3 3 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.03%) MS Project
5 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.52%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) assyst
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.52%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Force.com
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) SSL
2 14 (21.21%) LDAP
2 14 (21.21%) VPN
3 6 (9.09%) Intranet
3 6 (9.09%) Internet
4 3 (4.55%) Extranet
4 3 (4.55%) HTTP
5 2 (3.03%) PBX
6 1 (1.52%) PSTN
6 1 (1.52%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) LAN
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.52%) MPLS
6 1 (1.52%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) MS Access
4 1 (1.52%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Selenium
2 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.03%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Retail
3 8 (12.12%) Marketing
4 4 (6.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.55%) Legal
5 3 (4.55%) Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.03%) Law
7 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.52%) Games
7 1 (1.52%) Electronics
7 1 (1.52%) Automotive
7 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Interactive Media
7 1 (1.52%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Developer
2 16 (24.24%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Consultant
3 14 (21.21%) Technical Consultant
3 14 (21.21%) ITSM Consultant
3 14 (21.21%) Technical Developer
3 14 (21.21%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 14 (21.21%) ServiceNow Developer
4 13 (19.70%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 13 (19.70%) Senior Developer
4 13 (19.70%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Information Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) MI Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.55%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) Web Services
2 19 (28.79%) HTML
3 17 (25.76%) CSS
3 17 (25.76%) XML
4 14 (21.21%) SOAP
4 14 (21.21%) .NET
4 14 (21.21%) Ajax
5 4 (6.06%) Visualforce
6 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.55%) HTML5
6 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.55%) STL
7 2 (3.03%) WPF
7 2 (3.03%) LINQ
7 2 (3.03%) jQuery
8 1 (1.52%) RESTful
8 1 (1.52%) JSON
8 1 (1.52%) MDX
8 1 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) CMDB
2 10 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.03%) Data Conversion
4 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Equities
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Flash Games
5 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.52%) W3C
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.52%) DTV
5 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.52%) Social Media
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) ITIL
2 15 (22.73%) Service Management
2 15 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (22.73%) ITIL V2
3 14 (21.21%) Customer Engagement
3 14 (21.21%) ITSM
3 14 (21.21%) IT Asset Management
4 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.67%) Project Management
6 9 (13.64%) Asset Management
7 8 (12.12%) CRM
8 5 (7.58%) OO
8 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.06%) OOP
10 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.21%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) SQL
4 5 (7.58%) C++
5 4 (6.06%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.52%) R
6 1 (1.52%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PMP
3 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.52%) ACCA
3 1 (1.52%) CIMA
3 1 (1.52%) MCITP
3 1 (1.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) Basel II
3 1 (1.52%) HL7
3 1 (1.52%) Basel III
3 1 (1.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) ISA Server
2 3 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.52%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.21%) ServiceNow
3 9 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle
4 4 (6.06%) Cognos
4 4 (6.06%) ExactTarget
5 3 (4.55%) Lotus
5 3 (4.55%) EPiServer
6 2 (3.03%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco
6 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 2 (3.03%) Citrix
6 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (1.52%) VMware
7 1 (1.52%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.52%) Avaya
7 1 (1.52%) CA
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) HP
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