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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
UK
Rank 526 568 565
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -3
Contract jobs citing COM 56 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 49 25
Median daily rate £375 £413 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £488
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -17.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 -

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
13577 14679 13922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.83% 28.89% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9317 10126 9393
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 256 184
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +19 56 £375 -9.09% 241
London +13 28 £450 -10.00% 87
South East +24 17 £353 -0.42% 40
Essex +6 7 £300 - 2
East of England -5 7 £300 -25.00% 15
City of London -5 6 £360 -24.21% 19
East Sussex - 5 £320 -
Berkshire +15 4 £400 +12.99% 9
Surrey +15 3 £353 - 9
West Midlands +5 3 £463 +5.71% 24
Brighton - 3 £320 -
Kent - 3 £285 - 4
Hampshire +11 2 £343 - 9
Birmingham - 2 £463 - 9
North West +28 1 £125 - 22
Manchester +22 1 £125 - 13
Southampton +7 1 £310 - 1
Slough - 1 £300 -
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 £375 -

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (56.76%) SQL Server
3 53 (47.75%) .NET
3 53 (47.75%) C#
4 51 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (45.05%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (45.05%) MS Excel
6 46 (41.44%) Windows
6 46 (41.44%) Oracle
7 45 (40.54%) CRM
7 45 (40.54%) SharePoint
7 45 (40.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 43 (38.74%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (36.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 40 (36.04%) SAP
10 40 (36.04%) BizTalk Server
11 38 (34.23%) Retail
12 37 (33.33%) Infor
12 37 (33.33%) Office 365
13 36 (32.43%) Data Management
13 36 (32.43%) Advertising
14 35 (31.53%) Document Management
14 35 (31.53%) Skype for Business
14 35 (31.53%) Yammer
14 35 (31.53%) Case Management
15 31 (27.93%) Dynamics AX
16 30 (27.03%) MVC
17 27 (24.32%) Web Development
18 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
19 24 (21.62%) SQL

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 45 (40.54%) SharePoint
2 40 (36.04%) BizTalk Server
3 35 (31.53%) Skype for Business
4 16 (14.41%) IIS
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.90%) CMS
6 1 (0.90%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (45.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.71%) MS Office
3 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.80%) MS Project
5 1 (0.90%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.90%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.90%) InVision
5 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (40.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (27.93%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (1.80%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.80%) Unica
5 1 (0.90%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.90%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 41 (36.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (33.33%) Office 365
3 35 (31.53%) Yammer
4 5 (4.50%) Force.com
4 5 (4.50%) IaaS
4 5 (4.50%) PaaS
5 4 (3.60%) Veeva
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.70%) GitHub
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) HTTPS
2 6 (5.41%) X.509
3 5 (4.50%) HTTP
3 5 (4.50%) iSCSI
4 3 (2.70%) 802.11
4 3 (2.70%) ADSL
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.70%) EIGRP
4 3 (2.70%) ICMP
4 3 (2.70%) IPsec
4 3 (2.70%) L2TP
4 3 (2.70%) MPLS
4 3 (2.70%) NAS
4 3 (2.70%) OSPF
4 3 (2.70%) RIP
4 3 (2.70%) SNMP
4 3 (2.70%) SSH
5 1 (0.90%) LAN
5 1 (0.90%) SAN
5 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (11.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (9.01%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.70%) MS Access
8 2 (1.80%) Power BI
8 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.31%) JIRA
3 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (2.70%) Subversion
4 3 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.80%) JUnit
5 2 (1.80%) Xcode
6 1 (0.90%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.90%) MSI
6 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 38 (34.23%) Retail
2 36 (32.43%) Advertising
3 15 (13.51%) Finance
4 7 (6.31%) Marketing
5 4 (3.60%) Law
6 2 (1.80%) Games
6 2 (1.80%) Legal
6 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.90%) French Language
7 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (45.95%) Developer
2 28 (25.23%) .NET Developer
3 23 (20.72%) Consultant
4 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Consultant
5 12 (10.81%) Architect
6 10 (9.01%) CRM Consultant
6 10 (9.01%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 10 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Security Consultant
9 5 (4.50%) CRM Architect
9 5 (4.50%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (47.75%) .NET
2 24 (21.62%) CSS
3 21 (18.92%) XML
4 17 (15.32%) Web Services
5 16 (14.41%) HTML
6 14 (12.61%) ASP.NET
7 13 (11.71%) WCF
8 11 (9.91%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (6.31%) XSD
11 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 6 (5.41%) CSS3
11 6 (5.41%) HTML5
11 6 (5.41%) XML Messaging
12 5 (4.50%) jQuery
12 5 (4.50%) Mason
12 5 (4.50%) Visualforce
13 4 (3.60%) JSON
14 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
14 3 (2.70%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.81%) Life Science
3 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) Animation
5 2 (1.80%) Equities
5 2 (1.80%) iPhone
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.44%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Unix
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.80%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.90%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (40.54%) CRM
3 43 (38.74%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (32.43%) Data Management
5 35 (31.53%) Case Management
5 35 (31.53%) Document Management
6 30 (27.03%) MVC
7 27 (24.32%) Web Development
8 23 (20.72%) Waterfall
9 22 (19.82%) SDLC
10 21 (18.92%) TDD
11 18 (16.22%) Scrum
12 13 (11.71%) Presales
13 11 (9.91%) Business Analysis
13 11 (9.91%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (9.01%) Integration Testing
14 10 (9.01%) TOGAF
14 10 (9.01%) Zachman Framework
15 8 (7.21%) Business Development
16 7 (6.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 53 (47.75%) C#
2 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
3 24 (21.62%) SQL
4 8 (7.21%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.31%) Java
5 7 (6.31%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.41%) C++
7 5 (4.50%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.60%) VB
9 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.70%) VB6
9 3 (2.70%) VBA
9 3 (2.70%) XPath
10 2 (1.80%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.80%) C
10 2 (1.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.80%) PHP
10 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) CISSP
3 6 (5.41%) CISA
3 6 (5.41%) CISM
4 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.60%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.60%) PMP
4 4 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.70%) CCIE
5 3 (2.70%) CCNP
6 2 (1.80%) CCDP
6 2 (1.80%) CLAS
6 2 (1.80%) MCSE
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.80%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) CBAP
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.60%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.80%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.60%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) Nessus
1 3 (2.70%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.80%) vRealize
3 1 (0.90%) Ansible
3 1 (0.90%) Packer
3 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (45.05%) Salesforce.com
3 46 (41.44%) Oracle
4 40 (36.04%) SAP
5 37 (33.33%) Infor
6 7 (6.31%) VMware
7 5 (4.50%) Cisco
7 5 (4.50%) HP
8 4 (3.60%) NetSuite
8 4 (3.60%) Siebel
9 3 (2.70%) BT
10 2 (1.80%) Adobe
11 1 (0.90%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.90%) IBM
11 1 (0.90%) Informatica
11 1 (0.90%) KANA
11 1 (0.90%) NetApp
11 1 (0.90%) Remedy
11 1 (0.90%) Serena
11 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
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