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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 560 566 544
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing COM 59 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.069% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 24 20
Average daily rate £403 £538 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.11% +26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £14.50

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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

COM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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
(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 +25 59 £403 -25.11% 1116
London +3 28 £500 -9.09% 409
East of England +9 10 £400 - 44
South East +2 7 £258 -52.00% 258
Cambridgeshire - 7 £400 - 14
City of London +39 5 £475 +91.91% 64
Berkshire +6 4 £258 -48.40% 105
South West +5 4 £413 +11.10% 48
Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 60
Reading - 4 £258 - 45
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 91
Bristol - 3 £413 - 13
Coventry - 2 £450 - 11
Suffolk - 2 £403 - 3
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £403 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £338 - 14
Wiltshire -1 1 - - 12
Manchester -16 1 - - 71
North West -18 1 - - 109
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £300 - 26
Essex - 1 £300 - 13
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 21
Hampshire - 1 - - 25
Surrey - 1 - - 40
Durham - 1 £300 - 4
Camberley - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 9
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 24

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 94 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (41.49%) MS Excel
3 37 (39.36%) SQL Server
4 31 (32.98%) .NET
5 30 (31.91%) SQL
6 27 (28.72%) C#
6 27 (28.72%) CRM
7 25 (26.60%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (24.47%) Windows
8 23 (24.47%) Dynamics CRM
9 19 (20.21%) XML
9 19 (20.21%) JavaScript
10 17 (18.09%) SOAP
10 17 (18.09%) Degree
10 17 (18.09%) Migration
10 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (17.02%) Business Analysis
11 16 (17.02%) Web Services
11 16 (17.02%) HTML
11 16 (17.02%) Oracle
11 16 (17.02%) Finance
12 14 (14.89%) CSS
12 14 (14.89%) Marketing
12 14 (14.89%) Data Migration
13 13 (13.83%) WCF
13 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio
13 13 (13.83%) ITIL
14 11 (11.70%) ASP.NET
14 11 (11.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.32%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.32%) Lync
3 4 (4.26%) IIS
3 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.06%) Node.js
5 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.06%) SugarCRM
5 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (41.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.45%) MS Office
3 6 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.06%) MS Project
5 1 (1.06%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 23 (24.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.19%) Unica
3 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) SaaS
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.32%) Office 365
4 4 (4.26%) Yammer
5 3 (3.19%) Force.com
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.13%) IaaS
6 2 (2.13%) PaaS
7 1 (1.06%) GitHub
7 1 (1.06%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.06%) Heroku
7 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.06%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) SSL
1 10 (10.64%) VPN
2 9 (9.57%) LDAP
2 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.38%) CTI
3 6 (6.38%) Network Security
4 4 (4.26%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.19%) DNS
5 3 (3.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.19%) VoIP
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) DHCP
6 2 (2.13%) Firewall
6 2 (2.13%) Intranet
7 1 (1.06%) DAB
7 1 (1.06%) FTP
7 1 (1.06%) HTTP
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (39.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.19%) MS Access
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.13%) MySQL
6 2 (2.13%) Power BI
6 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.06%) Datazen
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.06%) QlikView
7 1 (1.06%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.45%) Moq
2 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.32%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.06%) Bower
5 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.06%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.06%) FxCop
5 1 (1.06%) Grunt
5 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.06%) JSHint
5 1 (1.06%) NDepend
5 1 (1.06%) NUnit
5 1 (1.06%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.06%) Selenium
5 1 (1.06%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Marketing
3 8 (8.51%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Retail
4 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.26%) Advertising
6 3 (3.19%) Front Office
6 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.13%) Billing
7 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.13%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (2.13%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.06%) Back Office
8 1 (1.06%) Danish Language
8 1 (1.06%) German Language
8 1 (1.06%) Law
8 1 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (1.06%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (29.79%) Developer
2 23 (24.47%) Consultant
3 16 (17.02%) Analyst
4 14 (14.89%) Technical Consultant
5 13 (13.83%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.57%) ITSM Consultant
6 9 (9.57%) ITSM Developer
6 9 (9.57%) Senior Consultant
6 9 (9.57%) Senior ITSM Consultant
6 9 (9.57%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 9 (9.57%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 9 (9.57%) ServiceNow Developer
6 9 (9.57%) Technical Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Migration Specialist
8 7 (7.45%) Business Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) CRM Specialist
9 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Architect
10 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (32.98%) .NET
2 19 (20.21%) XML
3 17 (18.09%) SOAP
4 16 (17.02%) HTML
4 16 (17.02%) Web Services
5 14 (14.89%) CSS
6 13 (13.83%) WCF
7 11 (11.70%) ASP.NET
8 9 (9.57%) Ajax
9 8 (8.51%) REST
10 7 (7.45%) STL
11 6 (6.38%) LINQ
11 6 (6.38%) NHibernate
12 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (3.19%) jQuery
14 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
14 2 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (2.13%) Visualforce
14 2 (2.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) CMDB
3 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.26%) User Experience
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.13%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.13%) iPad
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.06%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.06%) EPoS
6 1 (1.06%) FMCG
6 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Life Science
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.47%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.26%) Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Unix
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.72%) CRM
2 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.09%) Migration
3 16 (17.02%) Business Analysis
4 14 (14.89%) Data Migration
5 13 (13.83%) ITIL
6 10 (10.64%) Presales
6 10 (10.64%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (9.57%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (9.57%) IT Asset Management
7 9 (9.57%) ITIL V2
7 9 (9.57%) ITSM
7 9 (9.57%) Project Management
7 9 (9.57%) Service Management
7 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.45%) Analytics
9 7 (7.45%) Data Management
9 7 (7.45%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.91%) SQL
2 27 (28.72%) C#
3 19 (20.21%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.45%) C++
5 6 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.19%) VB
6 3 (3.19%) VBA
7 2 (2.13%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.13%) VB6
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) CBAP
3 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.06%) CISA
3 1 (1.06%) CISM
3 1 (1.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.64%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.19%) Basel III
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) Docker
4 1 (1.06%) NFS
4 1 (1.06%) vCloud
4 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) WSUS
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.60%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (17.02%) Oracle
4 9 (9.57%) SAP
4 9 (9.57%) ServiceNow
5 7 (7.45%) NetSuite
6 6 (6.38%) Citrix
6 6 (6.38%) Infor
6 6 (6.38%) VMware
7 5 (5.32%) Cisco
8 4 (4.26%) IBM
9 3 (3.19%) Adobe
9 3 (3.19%) Sitecore
10 2 (2.13%) Conga
10 2 (2.13%) ExactTarget
10 2 (2.13%) Facebook
10 2 (2.13%) Pardot
10 2 (2.13%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.13%) Siebel
10 2 (2.13%) Twitter
Surrey
Annapurna HR
Rate: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
TEKsystems
Rate: £360 per day
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Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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Mint
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Amoria Bond
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TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
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Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £540 per day
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Computer Futures
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Wiltshire
Amoria Bond
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Leeds
Nigel Frank International
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Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
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Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £320 - £375 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
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TEKsystems
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London
Nigel Frank International
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London
Real Staffing
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City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
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City, London
TEKsystems
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Berkshire
TEKsystems
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