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 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 570 606 613
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +7
Contract jobs citing COM 67 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.077% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 9
Median daily rate £450 £350 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -31.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £223 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £575
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -44.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 £11.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.22% -
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
15236 15422 14979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.51% 27.54% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10733 10292 9757
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 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 226 217
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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 2 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 29 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 2 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 +21 59 £450 +28.57% 149
London -1 25 £450 +12.50% 56
East of England +35 18 £300 -8.74% 17
Essex - 16 £300 - 3
South East +5 9 £350 +32.07% 28
Berkshire +4 6 £375 - 3
Reading -4 4 £375 - 2
Midlands - 3 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +18 2 £625 +85.18% 3
Yorkshire +2 2 - - 5
West Yorkshire 0 2 - - 3
Leeds -4 2 - - 3
Surrey -5 2 - - 5
Hampshire +4 1 £335 +26.41% 9
Belfast +3 1 £250 -
Northern Ireland +1 1 £250 -
County Antrim +1 1 £250 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Scotland - 1 £375 - 2
Bolton - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 7
Cambridge - 1 £625 - 2
Winchester - 1 £335 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 11
West Midlands - 1 - - 17

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 76 (60.32%) Salesforce.com
3 65 (51.59%) SAP
4 56 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 55 (43.65%) Oracle
6 48 (38.10%) CRM
7 45 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 43 (34.13%) SQL Server
9 41 (32.54%) Windows
10 40 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (29.37%) Infor
12 36 (28.57%) SharePoint
13 33 (26.19%) C#
13 33 (26.19%) SQL
13 33 (26.19%) .NET
13 33 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (25.40%) Retail
15 31 (24.60%) Migration
15 31 (24.60%) Waterfall
16 30 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
17 27 (21.43%) Data Management
17 27 (21.43%) Office 365
18 26 (20.63%) Yammer
18 26 (20.63%) Case Management
18 26 (20.63%) Skype for Business
18 26 (20.63%) Document Management
19 25 (19.84%) Web Services
19 25 (19.84%) JavaScript
19 25 (19.84%) Analytical Skills

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 36 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 27 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (20.63%) Skype for Business
4 9 (7.14%) CMS
5 7 (5.56%) IIS
6 4 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.38%) Documentum
7 3 (2.38%) Drupal
7 3 (2.38%) Joomla!
7 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.38%) WordPress
8 2 (1.59%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.79%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.79%) DNN
9 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.52%) MS Office
3 4 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.35%) Eloqua
2 8 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.59%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.59%) Radian6
3 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.79%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.79%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.79%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (21.43%) Office 365
3 26 (20.63%) Yammer
4 15 (11.90%) Force.com
5 11 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (7.94%) Heroku
7 4 (3.17%) SaaS
8 2 (1.59%) IaaS
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) LDAP
1 6 (4.76%) VPN
2 5 (3.97%) HTTPS
3 4 (3.17%) DNS
3 4 (3.17%) HTTP
3 4 (3.17%) SSL
4 3 (2.38%) Firewall
4 3 (2.38%) Internet
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.59%) FTP
5 2 (1.59%) Intranet
5 2 (1.59%) PBX
5 2 (1.59%) VoIP
6 1 (0.79%) BGP
6 1 (0.79%) DHCP
6 1 (0.79%) Extranet
6 1 (0.79%) LAN
6 1 (0.79%) MPLS
6 1 (0.79%) OSPF
6 1 (0.79%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (11.90%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.17%) MS Access
6 4 (3.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.59%) MySQL
8 2 (1.59%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.79%) Big Data
9 1 (0.79%) Datazen
9 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.79%) HBase
9 1 (0.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (3.17%) Ant
3 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (2.38%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.38%) ClearQuest
4 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.59%) Selenium
5 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.59%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.59%) Subversion
6 1 (0.79%) MorphX
6 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
General
1 32 (25.40%) Retail
2 22 (17.46%) Marketing
3 21 (16.67%) Finance
4 9 (7.14%) Advertising
5 8 (6.35%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.97%) German Language
8 4 (3.17%) Banking
9 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.59%) Front Office
10 1 (0.79%) Automotive
10 1 (0.79%) Back Office
10 1 (0.79%) Billing
10 1 (0.79%) Electronics
10 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.79%) Legal
10 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Consultant
2 26 (20.63%) Developer
3 22 (17.46%) Architect
4 21 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
5 16 (12.70%) Technical Architect
6 12 (9.52%) CRM Consultant
6 12 (9.52%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Consultant
7 11 (8.73%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 11 (8.73%) Salesforce.com Consultant
8 10 (7.94%) Analyst
8 10 (7.94%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.97%) Senior Consultant
12 4 (3.17%) Administrator
12 4 (3.17%) DBA
12 4 (3.17%) Migration Consultant
12 4 (3.17%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (26.19%) .NET
2 25 (19.84%) Web Services
3 23 (18.25%) SOAP
3 23 (18.25%) Visualforce
4 21 (16.67%) HTML
5 18 (14.29%) CSS
6 14 (11.11%) XML
7 11 (8.73%) ASP.NET
8 10 (7.94%) RESTful
9 8 (6.35%) .NET Framework
9 8 (6.35%) Ajax
10 7 (5.56%) REST
11 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.97%) DCOM
12 5 (3.97%) jQuery
12 5 (3.97%) Node.js
13 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
13 4 (3.17%) HTML5
13 4 (3.17%) JSON
14 3 (2.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.90%) Data Structures
3 13 (10.32%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
5 9 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 9 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.17%) CMDB
6 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.38%) FMCG
8 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.59%) iPad
8 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.79%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.79%) CUDA
9 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.54%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Android
2 9 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.56%) Linux
4 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.59%) Unix
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (38.10%) CRM
2 40 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.60%) Migration
3 31 (24.60%) Waterfall
4 30 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (21.43%) Data Management
6 26 (20.63%) Case Management
6 26 (20.63%) Document Management
7 22 (17.46%) Data Modelling
8 20 (15.87%) Business Analysis
8 20 (15.87%) Project Management
9 19 (15.08%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (13.49%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (12.70%) Automated Testing
11 16 (12.70%) Data Migration
12 15 (11.90%) SDLC
12 15 (11.90%) Use Case
13 13 (10.32%) Integration Testing
13 13 (10.32%) Presales
14 12 (9.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.19%) C#
1 33 (26.19%) SQL
2 25 (19.84%) JavaScript
3 24 (19.05%) Apex Code
4 19 (15.08%) Java
5 14 (11.11%) SOQL
6 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.76%) VB
7 5 (3.97%) Ruby
7 5 (3.97%) VB6
7 5 (3.97%) VBA
8 4 (3.17%) PHP
8 4 (3.17%) SOSL
9 3 (2.38%) COBOL
9 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.59%) JCL
10 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.59%) REXX
11 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) CBAP
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.59%) CCNP
4 2 (1.59%) CISA
4 2 (1.59%) CISM
4 2 (1.59%) CISSP
4 2 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) CCDA
5 1 (0.79%) CCIE
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) GSEC
5 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) Basel III
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) Docker
4 1 (0.79%) RACF
4 1 (0.79%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.59%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 76 (60.32%) Salesforce.com
3 65 (51.59%) SAP
4 55 (43.65%) Oracle
5 37 (29.37%) Infor
6 14 (11.11%) Siebel
7 8 (6.35%) Hyperion
8 7 (5.56%) Cisco
8 7 (5.56%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.97%) VMware
10 4 (3.17%) Conga
10 4 (3.17%) IBM
10 4 (3.17%) Pardot
10 4 (3.17%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 4 (3.17%) Talend
11 3 (2.38%) Dell
12 2 (1.59%) Apttus
12 2 (1.59%) Citrix
12 2 (1.59%) Informatica
12 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
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