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 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
UK
Rank 530 565 590
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +25
Contract jobs citing COM 65 63 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.42% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 18
Median daily rate £375 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £400 £550
% change year-on-year
-11.87% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+85.18% -

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
14134 14852 14129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.15% 28.54% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9839 10231 9344
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 249 192
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

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 February 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 30 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 February 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 +39 64 £375 -16.66% 302
London +21 36 £450 -10.00% 113
South East +31 17 £350 -10.02% 45
City of London -4 6 £360 -31.42% 21
Essex +1 5 £450 +50.00% 4
East of England -6 5 £450 +12.14% 17
Hampshire - 5 £310 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £351 -
Berkshire +19 3 £400 +2.82% 12
Kent - 3 £290 - 2
North West +28 2 £463 - 34
Manchester +17 2 £463 - 23
Surrey +14 2 £364 - 10
West Midlands +6 2 £350 -22.22% 36
Birmingham - 2 £350 - 9
Feltham - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £331 -
Southampton - 2 £330 - 1
South West +10 1 - - 15
Wales +8 1 - - 1
North East -16 1 £550 +83.33% 5
Canterbury - 1 £375 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £550 - 5
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
Slough - 1 £300 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 - 5
South Wales - 1 - - 1

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 76 (58.46%) SQL Server
3 67 (51.54%) .NET
3 67 (51.54%) C#
4 62 (47.69%) MS Excel
5 61 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (44.62%) Salesforce.com
7 56 (43.08%) SharePoint
8 53 (40.77%) Windows
9 52 (40.00%) CRM
9 52 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
10 51 (39.23%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (39.23%) Oracle
11 48 (36.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 47 (36.15%) BizTalk Server
13 46 (35.38%) SAP
14 45 (34.62%) Advertising
14 45 (34.62%) Office 365
15 44 (33.85%) Infor
15 44 (33.85%) Retail
16 43 (33.08%) Data Management
16 43 (33.08%) Document Management
17 42 (32.31%) Skype for Business
17 42 (32.31%) Yammer
17 42 (32.31%) Case Management
18 35 (26.92%) MVC
19 34 (26.15%) SQL
20 32 (24.62%) Dynamics AX
21 31 (23.85%) Web Development
22 27 (20.77%) JavaScript

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 56 (43.08%) SharePoint
2 47 (36.15%) BizTalk Server
3 42 (32.31%) Skype for Business
4 15 (11.54%) IIS
5 7 (5.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.77%) CMS
7 1 (0.77%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (47.69%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.54%) MS Office
3 5 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.77%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.77%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.77%) InVision
6 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 52 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (24.62%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.85%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (3.85%) Unica
4 4 (3.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (2.31%) NetSuite
6 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.77%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.77%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 48 (36.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (34.62%) Office 365
3 42 (32.31%) Yammer
4 6 (4.62%) IaaS
5 5 (3.85%) PaaS
6 4 (3.08%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (3.08%) Force.com
7 3 (2.31%) Veeva
8 2 (1.54%) GitHub
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) HTTPS
2 6 (4.62%) X.509
3 4 (3.08%) HTTP
4 3 (2.31%) 802.11
4 3 (2.31%) ADSL
4 3 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.31%) EIGRP
4 3 (2.31%) ICMP
4 3 (2.31%) Intranet
4 3 (2.31%) IPsec
4 3 (2.31%) iSCSI
4 3 (2.31%) L2TP
4 3 (2.31%) MPLS
4 3 (2.31%) NAS
4 3 (2.31%) OSPF
4 3 (2.31%) RIP
4 3 (2.31%) SNMP
4 3 (2.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.77%) LAN
5 1 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (58.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.08%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.54%) Power BI
8 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.77%) MS Access
9 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.15%) JIRA
3 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.31%) Xcode
4 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.54%) JUnit
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.77%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.77%) MorphX
5 1 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 45 (34.62%) Advertising
2 44 (33.85%) Retail
3 16 (12.31%) Finance
4 9 (6.92%) Marketing
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) Law
7 2 (1.54%) Banking
7 2 (1.54%) Games
7 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.54%) Publishing
7 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.77%) French Language
8 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (48.46%) Developer
2 33 (25.38%) .NET Developer
3 27 (20.77%) Consultant
4 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Consultant
5 16 (12.31%) CRM Consultant
6 14 (10.77%) Architect
7 13 (10.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 12 (9.23%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 10 (7.69%) Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 10 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
10 9 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (6.15%) CRM Architect
11 8 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (5.38%) C# Developer
13 6 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (4.62%) CRM Developer
13 6 (4.62%) Dynamics AX Developer
13 6 (4.62%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (51.54%) .NET
2 26 (20.00%) CSS
3 24 (18.46%) XML
4 21 (16.15%) HTML
5 19 (14.62%) ASP.NET
6 18 (13.85%) Web Services
7 14 (10.77%) WCF
8 13 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (8.46%) AngularJS
9 11 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 7 (5.38%) JSON
10 7 (5.38%) XSD
11 6 (4.62%) Mason
11 6 (4.62%) XML Messaging
12 4 (3.08%) .NET Framework
12 4 (3.08%) CSS3
12 4 (3.08%) HTML5
12 4 (3.08%) Visualforce
12 4 (3.08%) XSLT
13 3 (2.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.46%) Life Science
3 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) User Experience
5 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.54%) Animation
5 2 (1.54%) Equities
5 2 (1.54%) iPhone
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.77%) Derivative
6 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.77%) PKI
6 1 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (40.77%) Windows
2 7 (5.38%) Unix
3 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.54%) FreeBSD
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (40.00%) CRM
3 51 (39.23%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (33.08%) Data Management
4 43 (33.08%) Document Management
5 42 (32.31%) Case Management
6 35 (26.92%) MVC
7 31 (23.85%) Web Development
8 26 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 25 (19.23%) SDLC
10 21 (16.15%) TDD
11 17 (13.08%) Business Analysis
12 16 (12.31%) Enterprise Architecture
12 16 (12.31%) Scrum
13 15 (11.54%) Integration Testing
13 15 (11.54%) TOGAF
13 15 (11.54%) Zachman Framework
14 12 (9.23%) Presales
15 8 (6.15%) Analytics
15 8 (6.15%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.54%) C#
2 34 (26.15%) SQL
3 27 (20.77%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.46%) Java
5 8 (6.15%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.62%) C++
7 5 (3.85%) PHP
7 5 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.08%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.08%) C
9 3 (2.31%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.31%) XPath
10 2 (1.54%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.54%) VB
10 2 (1.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.77%) Perl
11 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.77%) VC++
11 1 (0.77%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (15.38%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) CISSP
3 4 (3.08%) CISA
3 4 (3.08%) CISM
3 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.31%) CCNP
4 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.31%) PMP
4 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) CCDP
5 2 (1.54%) CCIE
5 2 (1.54%) CLAS
6 1 (0.77%) CBAP
6 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) MCITP
6 1 (0.77%) MCSE
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.31%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (2.31%) vSphere
4 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) Nessus
1 3 (2.31%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 58 (44.62%) Salesforce.com
3 51 (39.23%) Oracle
4 46 (35.38%) SAP
5 44 (33.85%) Infor
6 5 (3.85%) Adobe
7 4 (3.08%) Cisco
7 4 (3.08%) VMware
8 3 (2.31%) BT
8 3 (2.31%) HP
8 3 (2.31%) Siebel
9 1 (0.77%) Facebook
9 1 (0.77%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.77%) IBM
9 1 (0.77%) Informatica
9 1 (0.77%) KANA
9 1 (0.77%) NetApp
9 1 (0.77%) Remedy
9 1 (0.77%) Serena
9 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
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