The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 577 605 604
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Contract jobs citing COM 67 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.068% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 10
Median daily rate £450 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £320 £463
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -30.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London median 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
15654 15651 14671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.48% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10946 10535 9510
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 206
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing COM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 59 £438 +47.05% 198
London -7 25 £475 +40.74% 62
East of England +32 16 £300 -8.74% 15
Essex - 16 £300 - 2
South East +2 8 £350 +50.53% 43
Midlands - 6 £500 - 4
Berkshire +1 5 £375 - 6
Reading +5 4 £375 - 4
Surrey -3 2 - - 7
Yorkshire - 2 - - 12
Leeds - 2 - - 8
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 10
City of London +33 1 £475 +111.11% 11
Hampshire +10 1 £335 +26.41% 10
Scotland +6 1 £375 +4.16% 4
Edinburgh -3 1 £375 +4.16% 1
North West -11 1 - - 19
West Midlands - 1 - - 18
Belfast - 1 £250 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 14
Winchester - 1 £335 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -
County Antrim - 1 £250 -

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for COM.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 72 (64.29%) Salesforce.com
3 63 (56.25%) SAP
4 54 (48.21%) Oracle
5 52 (46.43%) MS Excel
6 43 (38.39%) CRM
7 41 (36.61%) Dynamics CRM
8 40 (35.71%) SQL Server
9 39 (34.82%) Windows
10 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (33.04%) Infor
11 35 (31.25%) SharePoint
12 33 (29.46%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (28.57%) Retail
14 30 (26.79%) .NET
14 30 (26.79%) Waterfall
15 29 (25.89%) C#
15 29 (25.89%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
16 28 (25.00%) Office 365
17 27 (24.11%) Skype for Business
17 27 (24.11%) Yammer
17 27 (24.11%) Case Management
17 27 (24.11%) SQL
17 27 (24.11%) Data Management
17 27 (24.11%) Document Management
18 24 (21.43%) Migration
19 23 (20.54%) Web Services
19 23 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (20.54%) Apex Code

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 28 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (24.11%) Skype for Business
4 9 (8.04%) CMS
5 5 (4.46%) IIS
6 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.68%) Documentum
7 3 (2.68%) Drupal
7 3 (2.68%) Joomla!
7 3 (2.68%) WordPress
8 2 (1.79%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.89%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.89%) DNN
9 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.89%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 52 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.82%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (36.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (7.14%) Eloqua
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.79%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.79%) Radian6
4 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.89%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.89%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.89%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (25.00%) Office 365
3 27 (24.11%) Yammer
4 14 (12.50%) Force.com
5 10 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (8.93%) Heroku
6 2 (1.79%) SaaS
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.89%) IaaS
7 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) DNS
1 4 (3.57%) HTTP
1 4 (3.57%) LDAP
1 4 (3.57%) VPN
2 3 (2.68%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (1.79%) FTP
3 2 (1.79%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.79%) PBX
3 2 (1.79%) SSL
3 2 (1.79%) VoIP
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.89%) DHCP
4 1 (0.89%) Extranet
4 1 (0.89%) Intranet
4 1 (0.89%) MPLS
4 1 (0.89%) Multicast
4 1 (0.89%) Skype
4 1 (0.89%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (2.68%) MS Access
7 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.79%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.89%) Big Data
9 1 (0.89%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.89%) HBase
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (3.57%) Ant
3 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.68%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.68%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.79%) Selenium
5 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.79%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.79%) Subversion
6 1 (0.89%) MorphX
6 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
General
1 32 (28.57%) Retail
2 21 (18.75%) Finance
3 18 (16.07%) Marketing
4 7 (6.25%) Advertising
4 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.46%) German Language
7 3 (2.68%) Banking
8 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.89%) Automotive
9 1 (0.89%) Back Office
9 1 (0.89%) Billing
9 1 (0.89%) Electronics
9 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.89%) Law
9 1 (0.89%) Legal
9 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Consultant
2 23 (20.54%) Developer
3 22 (19.64%) Architect
4 18 (16.07%) Technical Consultant
5 16 (14.29%) Technical Architect
6 12 (10.71%) CRM Consultant
6 12 (10.71%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Consultant
7 11 (9.82%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 10 (8.93%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 9 (8.04%) Analyst
9 9 (8.04%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 8 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.46%) Technical Developer
12 4 (3.57%) .NET Developer
12 4 (3.57%) DBA
12 4 (3.57%) Migration Consultant
12 4 (3.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 4 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.79%) .NET
2 23 (20.54%) Web Services
3 22 (19.64%) Visualforce
4 21 (18.75%) SOAP
5 17 (15.18%) HTML
6 14 (12.50%) CSS
7 11 (9.82%) XML
8 10 (8.93%) RESTful
9 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
10 8 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 7 (6.25%) REST
12 6 (5.36%) Ajax
13 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (4.46%) DCOM
13 5 (4.46%) Node.js
14 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.57%) HTML5
14 4 (3.57%) jQuery
14 4 (3.57%) JSON
15 3 (2.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.39%) Data Structures
3 13 (11.61%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (9.82%) Management Information System
5 9 (8.04%) Algorithms
5 9 (8.04%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.57%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.79%) CMDB
8 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.79%) FMCG
8 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.89%) Clustering
9 1 (0.89%) CUDA
9 1 (0.89%) Equities
9 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.89%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (34.82%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Android
2 9 (8.04%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.36%) Linux
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.79%) Unix
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.39%) CRM
2 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.79%) Waterfall
4 29 (25.89%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (24.11%) Case Management
5 27 (24.11%) Data Management
5 27 (24.11%) Document Management
6 24 (21.43%) Migration
7 21 (18.75%) Data Modelling
8 20 (17.86%) Project Management
9 19 (16.96%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (15.18%) Business Analysis
11 15 (13.39%) Automated Testing
11 15 (13.39%) SDLC
11 15 (13.39%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (13.39%) Use Case
12 12 (10.71%) ERP
12 12 (10.71%) Integration Testing
13 11 (9.82%) Data Migration
13 11 (9.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) C#
2 27 (24.11%) SQL
3 23 (20.54%) Apex Code
4 20 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 19 (16.96%) Java
6 14 (12.50%) SOQL
7 6 (5.36%) VB
8 5 (4.46%) Ruby
8 5 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.46%) VB6
8 5 (4.46%) VBA
9 4 (3.57%) PHP
9 4 (3.57%) SOSL
10 3 (2.68%) COBOL
10 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.79%) JCL
11 2 (1.79%) REXX
12 1 (0.89%) Clojure
12 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.36%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) CBAP
2 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.79%) CCNP
3 2 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) CCDA
4 1 (0.89%) CCNA
4 1 (0.89%) CISA
4 1 (0.89%) CISM
4 1 (0.89%) CISSP
4 1 (0.89%) GSEC
4 1 (0.89%) MCITP
4 1 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PMP
4 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.89%) RACF
3 1 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.89%) Ansible
2 1 (0.89%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 72 (64.29%) Salesforce.com
3 63 (56.25%) SAP
4 54 (48.21%) Oracle
5 37 (33.04%) Infor
6 13 (11.61%) Siebel
7 8 (7.14%) Hyperion
8 7 (6.25%) Cisco
9 5 (4.46%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.57%) IBM
10 4 (3.57%) Talend
10 4 (3.57%) VMware
11 3 (2.68%) Conga
11 3 (2.68%) Dell
11 3 (2.68%) Pardot
11 3 (2.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 2 (1.79%) Apttus
12 2 (1.79%) Citrix
12 2 (1.79%) Samsung
12 2 (1.79%) Tandberg
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