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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 565 572 465
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -107
Contract jobs citing COM 44 19 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.036% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.13% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 51
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£329 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.78% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £333 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £469 £375
% change year-on-year
-31.73% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £22.00

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
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 2015.

COM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

COM
Top 28 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 6 July 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 +14 42 £329 -30.78% 848
London +22 28 £390 -17.89% 249
City of London +3 9 £225 -52.63% 152
South East -9 6 £265 -21.48% 169
East of England +3 4 £329 - 45
Ealing - 3 - - 1
Reading +6 2 - - 8
Berkshire +5 2 - - 44
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 16
Watford - 2 £320 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 44
Hertfordshire - 2 £320 - 8
Surrey +3 1 £200 - 41
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £338 - 21
Hampshire - 1 £265 - 27
Buckinghamshire - 1 £310 - 19
West Sussex - 1 - - 6
West Yorkshire - 1 £363 - 27
Yorkshire - 1 £363 - 40
Milton Keynes - 1 £310 - 8
Nottingham - 1 - - 11
County Antrim - 1 - - 3
Belfast - 1 - - 3
Billingshurst - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 £363 - 20
Norfolk - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £390 -

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.96%) MS Excel
3 25 (32.47%) SQL
4 20 (25.97%) Finance
5 19 (24.68%) C#
6 18 (23.38%) .NET
6 18 (23.38%) Web Services
6 18 (23.38%) Windows
6 18 (23.38%) Degree
7 16 (20.78%) XML
7 16 (20.78%) HTML
7 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (19.48%) MS Office
9 14 (18.18%) CSS
9 14 (18.18%) ITIL
9 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 12 (15.58%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (14.29%) Service Management
11 11 (14.29%) Project Management
11 11 (14.29%) SSL
11 11 (14.29%) SOAP
11 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 11 (14.29%) LDAP
11 11 (14.29%) ITIL V2
12 10 (12.99%) Customer Engagement
12 10 (12.99%) HP UCMDB
12 10 (12.99%) ServiceNow
12 10 (12.99%) IT Asset Management
12 10 (12.99%) VPN

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.39%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) CMS
3 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.90%) Lync
4 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.60%) MTS
6 1 (1.30%) SAS
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.30%) Kentico
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.30%) Node.js
6 1 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (38.96%) MS Excel
2 15 (19.48%) MS Office
3 5 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Project
5 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.30%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) assyst
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.30%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Force.com
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.30%) Yammer
2 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) LDAP
1 11 (14.29%) SSL
2 10 (12.99%) VPN
3 6 (7.79%) Intranet
4 3 (3.90%) Internet
4 3 (3.90%) Extranet
4 3 (3.90%) HTTP
5 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.60%) PBX
5 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.30%) Network Security
6 1 (1.30%) CTI
6 1 (1.30%) MPLS
6 1 (1.30%) DSL
6 1 (1.30%) PSTN
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) LAN
6 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.60%) MS Access
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.30%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.49%) Selenium
3 4 (5.19%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.90%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.60%) Moq
5 2 (2.60%) Subversion
6 1 (1.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.30%) NUnit
6 1 (1.30%) FxCop
6 1 (1.30%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.30%) NDepend
6 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) Grunt
6 1 (1.30%) JSHint
6 1 (1.30%) Bower
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Retail
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Marketing
4 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.90%) Front Office
5 3 (3.90%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Law
6 2 (2.60%) French Language
7 1 (1.30%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.30%) Interactive Media
7 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Games
7 1 (1.30%) Automotive
7 1 (1.30%) Back Office
7 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Developer
2 17 (22.08%) Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) Consultant
4 10 (12.99%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.99%) Technical Consultant
4 10 (12.99%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (12.99%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 10 (12.99%) ITSM Consultant
4 10 (12.99%) Technical Developer
4 10 (12.99%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 10 (12.99%) ServiceNow Developer
5 6 (7.79%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Information Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.49%) MI Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) Web Services
1 18 (23.38%) .NET
2 16 (20.78%) HTML
2 16 (20.78%) XML
3 14 (18.18%) CSS
4 11 (14.29%) SOAP
5 10 (12.99%) Ajax
6 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.49%) LINQ
6 5 (6.49%) Visualforce
7 4 (5.19%) HTML5
8 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.90%) WCF
8 3 (3.90%) WPF
8 3 (3.90%) jQuery
9 2 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.60%) STL
9 2 (2.60%) REST
10 1 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) CMDB
1 10 (12.99%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.90%) Replication
6 2 (2.60%) Social Media
6 2 (2.60%) Data Conversion
6 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.60%) Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) Equities
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) Flash Games
7 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.30%) W3C
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.60%) Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.18%) ITIL
3 12 (15.58%) Technical Architecture
4 11 (14.29%) ITIL V2
4 11 (14.29%) Project Management
4 11 (14.29%) Service Management
5 10 (12.99%) Asset Management
5 10 (12.99%) ITSM
5 10 (12.99%) Customer Engagement
5 10 (12.99%) IT Asset Management
6 9 (11.69%) CRM
7 7 (9.09%) OO
7 7 (9.09%) Scrum
8 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.49%) MVC
9 5 (6.49%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.19%) Analytics
10 4 (5.19%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 19 (24.68%) C#
3 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.49%) Apex Code
5 4 (5.19%) C++
5 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.60%) VB6
7 2 (2.60%) VB
7 2 (2.60%) VBA
7 2 (2.60%) Java
8 1 (1.30%) Perl
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.30%) R
8 1 (1.30%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) MCSE
3 3 (3.90%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ACCA
4 1 (1.30%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.30%) Basel II
3 1 (1.30%) HL7
3 1 (1.30%) Basel III
3 1 (1.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.30%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (12.99%) ServiceNow
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Cognos
4 4 (5.19%) ExactTarget
5 3 (3.90%) EPiServer
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) Lotus
5 3 (3.90%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.60%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco
6 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) Sybase
6 2 (2.60%) HP
6 2 (2.60%) Polycom
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.30%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.30%) Tableau
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Websense Recruit Ltd
Rate: £22,000 - £27,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £70 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago