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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 588 594 582
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing COM 52 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.074% 0.081%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 28
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £293 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-35.93% +6.66%

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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 -13 47 £450 -5.26% 431
London -18 19 £450 -14.28% 150
East of England - 15 £505 - 22
Cambridgeshire - 10 £515 - 8
South East -9 9 £425 +28.78% 92
Berkshire +13 7 £450 +28.57% 21
Essex - 5 £350 -
Huntingdon - 4 £530 - 1
Reading -5 3 £400 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £505 - 3
South West +1 2 - - 22
Wales - 2 £318 - 6
Scotland - 2 £388 - 17
Buckinghamshire +18 1 - - 6
Milton Keynes +5 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -4 1 £90 -75.17% 28
West Yorkshire -11 1 £90 -75.17% 14
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 6
Glasgow - 1 £400 - 4
West Midlands - 1 £90 - 34
Hampshire - 1 £325 - 22
Bristol - 1 - - 3
Cornwall - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £90 - 1
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Winchester - 1 £325 -
Wakefield - 1 £90 -
Worcester - 1 £90 -

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 54 (49.54%) Salesforce.com
3 41 (37.61%) CRM
4 39 (35.78%) MS Excel
5 38 (34.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 35 (32.11%) SAP
7 33 (30.28%) Migration
8 31 (28.44%) SQL
8 31 (28.44%) SQL Server
9 30 (27.52%) Windows
10 29 (26.61%) Oracle
10 29 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (22.94%) Data Migration
12 24 (22.02%) .NET
13 23 (21.10%) Business Analysis
14 22 (20.18%) Finance
14 22 (20.18%) Waterfall
15 21 (19.27%) Marketing
16 20 (18.35%) C#
16 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (17.43%) JavaScript
17 19 (17.43%) SOAP
17 19 (17.43%) Web Services
17 19 (17.43%) SharePoint
18 18 (16.51%) Data Modelling
18 18 (16.51%) Project Management
18 18 (16.51%) Infor
19 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (15.60%) CSS
19 17 (15.60%) HTML

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 19 (17.43%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.01%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (10.09%) Skype for Business
4 10 (9.17%) CMS
5 7 (6.42%) IIS
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.75%) Drupal
7 3 (2.75%) Joomla!
7 3 (2.75%) Node.js
7 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.75%) WordPress
8 2 (1.83%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.92%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.92%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.92%) DNN
9 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (35.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.42%) MS Office
3 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.83%) MS Project
5 1 (0.92%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 38 (34.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Unica
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.83%) Radian6
3 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.92%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.92%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.92%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.76%) Force.com
3 11 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (10.09%) Office 365
4 10 (9.17%) Heroku
4 10 (9.17%) Yammer
5 8 (7.34%) SaaS
6 2 (1.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) LDAP
2 7 (6.42%) SSL
2 7 (6.42%) VPN
3 5 (4.59%) DNS
3 5 (4.59%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.67%) HTTP
4 4 (3.67%) Internet
5 2 (1.83%) CTI
5 2 (1.83%) Firewall
5 2 (1.83%) Intranet
5 2 (1.83%) Network Security
5 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.92%) DAB
6 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.92%) LAN
6 1 (0.92%) NAS
6 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.93%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (11.93%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.75%) MS Access
5 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.83%) MySQL
6 2 (1.83%) Power BI
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.92%) Big Data
7 1 (0.92%) Datazen
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.92%) HBase
7 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.83%) Moq
3 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.92%) Ant
4 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.92%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.92%) Subversion
4 1 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) Marketing
3 16 (14.68%) Retail
4 8 (7.34%) Manufacturing
5 7 (6.42%) Banking
6 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.59%) Advertising
7 5 (4.59%) German Language
8 3 (2.75%) Billing
8 3 (2.75%) Front Office
8 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.83%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (1.83%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.92%) Back Office
10 1 (0.92%) Electronics
10 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (29.36%) Consultant
2 21 (19.27%) Technical Consultant
3 15 (13.76%) Architect
4 14 (12.84%) Developer
5 11 (10.09%) Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 10 (9.17%) CRM Consultant
7 9 (8.26%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Consultant
8 8 (7.34%) Migration Specialist
8 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
8 8 (7.34%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 8 (7.34%) Technical Architect
9 7 (6.42%) CRM Specialist
9 7 (6.42%) CRM Technical Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) ITSM Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) ServiceNow Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) .NET
2 19 (17.43%) SOAP
2 19 (17.43%) Web Services
3 17 (15.60%) CSS
3 17 (15.60%) HTML
4 16 (14.68%) Visualforce
5 11 (10.09%) XML
6 10 (9.17%) RESTful
7 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.42%) Ajax
9 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.67%) DCOM
11 3 (2.75%) Middleware
11 3 (2.75%) NHibernate
11 3 (2.75%) REST
11 3 (2.75%) STL
11 3 (2.75%) WCF
12 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 2 (1.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.34%) Data Structures
5 6 (5.50%) CMDB
6 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.75%) User Experience
8 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.83%) iPad
8 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.92%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.92%) EPoS
9 1 (0.92%) Equities
9 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.92%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.92%) Statistics
9 1 (0.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.52%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Android
2 9 (8.26%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.67%) Linux
4 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Unix
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) CRM
2 33 (30.28%) Migration
3 29 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (22.94%) Data Migration
5 23 (21.10%) Business Analysis
6 22 (20.18%) Waterfall
7 18 (16.51%) Data Modelling
7 18 (16.51%) Project Management
8 16 (14.68%) Presales
9 15 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (11.93%) Use Case
11 12 (11.01%) Data Management
11 12 (11.01%) ERP
11 12 (11.01%) ETL
12 11 (10.09%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (9.17%) Automated Testing
13 10 (9.17%) Case Management
13 10 (9.17%) Document Management
13 10 (9.17%) Integration Testing
13 10 (9.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.44%) SQL
2 20 (18.35%) C#
3 19 (17.43%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.68%) Apex Code
5 13 (11.93%) Java
6 11 (10.09%) SOQL
7 5 (4.59%) VB
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
8 4 (3.67%) VB6
9 3 (2.75%) C++
9 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.75%) VBA
10 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.92%) Clojure
11 1 (0.92%) R
11 1 (0.92%) Scala
11 1 (0.92%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.59%) CBAP
3 2 (1.83%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.92%) CCNP
4 1 (0.92%) CISA
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.92%) CISM
4 1 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.75%) Basel III
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.92%) Docker
4 1 (0.92%) NFS
4 1 (0.92%) RACF
4 1 (0.92%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.92%) vSphere
4 1 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 54 (49.54%) Salesforce.com
3 35 (32.11%) SAP
4 29 (26.61%) Oracle
5 18 (16.51%) Infor
6 13 (11.93%) Siebel
7 9 (8.26%) ServiceNow
8 8 (7.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 7 (6.42%) NetSuite
10 6 (5.50%) VMware
11 5 (4.59%) Conga
11 5 (4.59%) Pardot
12 4 (3.67%) IBM
13 3 (2.75%) Adobe
13 3 (2.75%) Cisco
13 3 (2.75%) Citrix
13 3 (2.75%) Sitecore
14 2 (1.83%) Apttus
14 2 (1.83%) Facebook
14 2 (1.83%) Twitter
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