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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 593 595 593
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing COM 48 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.079% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 19
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-35.93% -

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
14889 14604 14477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.95% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10557 9592 9635
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 201 174
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.53 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

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 25 May 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 28 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 25 May 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 -12 43 £450 +5.88% 187
East of England +20 14 £350 +9.37% 14
London -10 14 £450 -12.62% 71
South East -4 10 £375 +20.96% 34
Essex - 10 £300 - 2
Berkshire +3 8 £425 +21.42% 9
Reading -7 4 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £515 - 3
Midlands - 2 £500 - 1
Scotland - 2 £388 - 9
Cambridge - 2 £565 - 2
Winchester - 2 £330 -
Hampshire - 2 £330 - 8
Belfast +4 1 £250 +25.00%
Northern Ireland +2 1 £250 +25.00%
County Antrim +1 1 £250 +25.00%
Yorkshire -3 1 £90 -75.17% 12
South West -6 1 - - 7
West Yorkshire -7 1 £90 -75.17% 6
Newbury - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £90 -
Worcester - 1 £90 -
West Midlands - 1 £90 - 19
Cornwall - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £90 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 3
Glasgow - 1 £400 - 5
Wales - 1 £300 - 2

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 61 (54.46%) Salesforce.com
3 45 (40.18%) MS Excel
3 45 (40.18%) SAP
4 40 (35.71%) CRM
5 38 (33.93%) SQL
5 38 (33.93%) Dynamics CRM
6 36 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (32.14%) Oracle
7 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 34 (30.36%) Migration
9 30 (26.79%) Windows
10 26 (23.21%) Waterfall
11 25 (22.32%) Infor
11 25 (22.32%) Business Analysis
12 24 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (20.54%) .NET
14 22 (19.64%) Finance
14 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
14 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
14 22 (19.64%) Data Migration
15 21 (18.75%) C#
15 21 (18.75%) HTML
15 21 (18.75%) Web Services
16 20 (17.86%) Retail
16 20 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (16.96%) Marketing
17 19 (16.96%) SOAP
17 19 (16.96%) Project Management
18 18 (16.07%) CSS

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 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.39%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (11.61%) Skype for Business
4 10 (8.93%) CMS
5 7 (6.25%) IIS
6 5 (4.46%) Node.js
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.68%) Drupal
8 3 (2.68%) Joomla!
8 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.68%) WordPress
9 2 (1.79%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.89%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.89%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.89%) DNN
10 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (40.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.93%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 38 (33.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.79%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle CRM
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 Payables
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.89%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.39%) Force.com
3 14 (12.50%) Office 365
4 13 (11.61%) Yammer
5 11 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (8.93%) Heroku
7 7 (6.25%) SaaS
8 2 (1.79%) IaaS
9 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) LDAP
2 6 (5.36%) SSL
2 6 (5.36%) VPN
3 4 (3.57%) HTTP
3 4 (3.57%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.68%) DNS
4 3 (2.68%) Internet
5 2 (1.79%) Intranet
6 1 (0.89%) DAB
6 1 (0.89%) Firewall
6 1 (0.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (11.61%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.57%) MS Access
6 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.79%) MySQL
7 2 (1.79%) Power BI
7 2 (1.79%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.89%) Big Data
8 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.89%) HBase
8 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.89%) QlikView
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.79%) Selenium
3 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.79%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (0.89%) Ant
4 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (19.64%) Finance
2 20 (17.86%) Retail
3 19 (16.96%) Marketing
4 8 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 7 (6.25%) Banking
6 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.46%) Advertising
7 5 (4.46%) German Language
8 3 (2.68%) Billing
8 3 (2.68%) Front Office
8 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.79%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (1.79%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.89%) Back Office
10 1 (0.89%) Electronics
10 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (30.36%) Consultant
2 23 (20.54%) Technical Consultant
3 17 (15.18%) Developer
4 12 (10.71%) Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Architect
4 12 (10.71%) CRM Consultant
5 11 (9.82%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 11 (9.82%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Consultant
7 9 (8.04%) CRM Technical Consultant
8 8 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 8 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 8 (7.14%) Technical Architect
9 7 (6.25%) Migration Specialist
9 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (5.36%) CRM Specialist
10 6 (5.36%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 6 (5.36%) ServiceNow Developer
10 6 (5.36%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.54%) .NET
2 21 (18.75%) HTML
2 21 (18.75%) Web Services
3 19 (16.96%) SOAP
4 18 (16.07%) CSS
5 16 (14.29%) Visualforce
6 10 (8.93%) RESTful
6 10 (8.93%) XML
7 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.25%) Ajax
9 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (4.46%) DCOM
10 5 (4.46%) jQuery
11 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
11 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.57%) HTML5
12 3 (2.68%) Middleware
13 2 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.79%) Silverlight
13 2 (1.79%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.04%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.14%) Data Structures
5 6 (5.36%) CMDB
6 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.79%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.79%) FMCG
7 2 (1.79%) iPad
7 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.89%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (0.89%) Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) Equities
8 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.89%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.89%) Statistics
8 1 (0.89%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.79%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Android
2 9 (8.04%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.57%) Linux
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) Unix
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) CRM
2 36 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (30.36%) Migration
4 26 (23.21%) Waterfall
5 25 (22.32%) Business Analysis
6 22 (19.64%) Data Migration
7 19 (16.96%) Project Management
8 18 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 16 (14.29%) Presales
10 15 (13.39%) Data Management
11 14 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 13 (11.61%) Case Management
12 13 (11.61%) Document Management
12 13 (11.61%) SDLC
13 12 (10.71%) ERP
13 12 (10.71%) ETL
14 11 (9.82%) Automated Testing
14 11 (9.82%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (9.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) SQL
2 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
3 21 (18.75%) C#
4 17 (15.18%) Apex Code
5 15 (13.39%) Java
6 11 (9.82%) SOQL
7 6 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.36%) VB
7 6 (5.36%) VBA
8 5 (4.46%) VB6
9 4 (3.57%) PHP
9 4 (3.57%) Ruby
10 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.89%) Clojure
12 1 (0.89%) Python
12 1 (0.89%) Scala
12 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (9.82%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) CBAP
3 2 (1.79%) CISA
3 2 (1.79%) CISM
3 2 (1.79%) CISSP
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%) CCNP
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.68%) Basel III
3 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) Docker
4 1 (0.89%) RACF
4 1 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) Ansible
2 1 (0.89%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 61 (54.46%) Salesforce.com
3 45 (40.18%) SAP
4 36 (32.14%) Oracle
5 25 (22.32%) Infor
6 14 (12.50%) Siebel
7 9 (8.04%) ServiceNow
8 6 (5.36%) NetSuite
8 6 (5.36%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 5 (4.46%) Conga
9 5 (4.46%) Pardot
9 5 (4.46%) VMware
10 2 (1.79%) Apttus
10 2 (1.79%) Citrix
10 2 (1.79%) Facebook
10 2 (1.79%) IBM
10 2 (1.79%) Informatica
10 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.79%) Twitter
11 1 (0.89%) Nintex
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