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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 579 514 511
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -3
Contract jobs citing COM 25 51 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.100% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 55
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£450 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.75
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15100 14239 14923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.62% 27.86% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 9049 9104
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 291 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -36 19 £450 +20.00% 619
London +3 14 £450 +12.35% 181
City of London +4 3 £475 +15.08% 87
South East -33 3 £338 +3.92% 87
Scotland - 3 £210 - 26
Glasgow - 2 - - 5
Reading +6 1 - - 10
Berkshire +1 1 - - 30
Surrey -4 1 - - 10
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 13
Middlesex - 1 £338 - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - - 16
Oxfordshire - - - - 12
Shropshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 4
South Yorkshire - - - - 15
Suffolk - - - - 8
Enfield - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Gateshead - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 6
Cambridgeshire - - - - 11
Cheshire - - - - 8
Devon - - - - 3
Dorset - - - - 4
East Sussex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 5
Hampshire - - - - 10
Hertfordshire - - - - 5

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
3 18 (26.09%) Windows
4 16 (23.19%) .NET
4 16 (23.19%) ITIL
4 16 (23.19%) UNIX
5 15 (21.74%) C#
6 14 (20.29%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (20.29%) Oracle
6 14 (20.29%) Service Management
6 14 (20.29%) Finance
7 13 (18.84%) XML
8 12 (17.39%) CSS
8 12 (17.39%) HTML
8 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
9 11 (15.94%) Web Services
9 11 (15.94%) Degree
10 10 (14.49%) MS Office
10 10 (14.49%) CRM
10 10 (14.49%) SaaS
11 9 (13.04%) ServiceNow
11 9 (13.04%) SQL
11 9 (13.04%) Project Management
11 9 (13.04%) LDAP
11 9 (13.04%) HP
11 9 (13.04%) Ajax
11 9 (13.04%) ITSM
12 8 (11.59%) Ruby
12 8 (11.59%) Ruby on Rails

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (11.59%) Node.js
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.25%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.80%) IIS
5 2 (2.90%) Apache
5 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.45%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.45%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 4 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.90%) WebTrends
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) SaaS
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) LDAP
2 8 (11.59%) VPN
3 7 (10.14%) SSL
4 5 (7.25%) DNS
4 5 (7.25%) HTTP
5 3 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (2.90%) X.500
6 2 (2.90%) Firewall
6 2 (2.90%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.90%) SAN
7 1 (1.45%) Intranet
7 1 (1.45%) DHCP
7 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.45%) Wireless
7 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) Hadoop
2 8 (11.59%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.59%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.59%) Redis
2 8 (11.59%) Big Data
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.25%) Spotfire
4 5 (7.25%) DataStage
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.90%) MS Access
8 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.45%) QlikView
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.90%) NUnit
3 1 (1.45%) Maven
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.45%) Valgrind
3 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.45%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.45%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.45%) CMake
3 1 (1.45%) Gradle
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.45%) JUnit
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Marketing
3 5 (7.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.80%) Front Office
4 4 (5.80%) Back Office
4 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 4 (5.80%) Japanese Language
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) Advertising
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.45%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.45%) Swedish Language
6 1 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.45%) French Language
6 1 (1.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Architect
2 13 (18.84%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Consultant
3 11 (15.94%) Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Technical Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Lead Architect
4 7 (10.14%) ITSM Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Applications Manager
5 6 (8.70%) DevOps Architect
6 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Service Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) .NET
2 13 (18.84%) XML
3 12 (17.39%) CSS
3 12 (17.39%) HTML
4 11 (15.94%) Web Services
5 9 (13.04%) Ajax
6 8 (11.59%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (11.59%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (10.14%) SOAP
8 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.25%) WCF
9 4 (5.80%) J2EE
9 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 2 (2.90%) WPF
11 2 (2.90%) jQuery
11 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (2.90%) HTML5
11 2 (2.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) CMDB
2 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Wiki
3 2 (2.90%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.45%) Economics
4 1 (1.45%) CCTV
4 1 (1.45%) Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.45%) Robotics
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Life Science
4 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Windows
2 16 (23.19%) UNIX
3 7 (10.14%) Linux
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) ITIL
2 14 (20.29%) Service Management
3 10 (14.49%) CRM
4 9 (13.04%) ITSM
4 9 (13.04%) Project Management
5 8 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
5 8 (11.59%) ITIL V2
5 8 (11.59%) DevOps
6 7 (10.14%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (10.14%) Analytics
7 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) SOA
8 4 (5.80%) ERP
8 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.80%) Migration
8 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) C#
2 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.04%) SQL
4 8 (11.59%) Ruby
5 5 (7.25%) VB
6 4 (5.80%) C++
7 3 (4.35%) VBA
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) Java
8 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) MCSE
4 2 (2.90%) CCNA
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) HND
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.45%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) APMP
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.45%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) XenApp
3 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Puppet
1 8 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (10.14%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Oracle
2 14 (20.29%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (13.04%) ServiceNow
3 9 (13.04%) HP
4 8 (11.59%) Rackspace
4 8 (11.59%) Yahoo!
5 7 (10.14%) Remedy
5 7 (10.14%) BMC
6 6 (8.70%) VMware
6 6 (8.70%) IBM
7 5 (7.25%) Axway
8 4 (5.80%) TIBCO
8 4 (5.80%) Apple
8 4 (5.80%) SAP
9 2 (2.90%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (2.90%) Cisco
9 2 (2.90%) Citrix
9 2 (2.90%) Omniture
10 1 (1.45%) Google
Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £301400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
County Durham
TEKsystems
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Salary negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £120 - £130 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Conspicuous
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago