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 22 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 574 524 490
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -34
Contract jobs citing COM 32 50 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.095% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 81
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£438 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £302 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £448 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £343
% change year-on-year
+22.10% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.75

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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 22 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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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 -60 26 £450 +20.00% 690
London -2 17 £475 +11.76% 221
Scotland - 5 £325 - 27
Glasgow - 4 £350 - 8
City of London +18 3 £519 +25.68% 116
South East -25 3 £300 -8.75% 82
Yorkshire +2 2 £450 +71.42% 48
Berkshire +10 1 £425 +13.33% 23
South Yorkshire +4 1 £500 +90.47% 14
East Midlands 0 1 £425 +6.25% 37
Hampshire -32 1 £100 -69.69% 19
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 10
Reading - 1 £425 - 12
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 12
Shropshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 3
Rochester - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 14
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Warrington - - - - 4
Watford - - - -
Wimborne - - - - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
York - - - - 3
Bedfordshire - - - - 6

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) Windows
3 16 (30.19%) .NET
3 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
3 16 (30.19%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (24.53%) Oracle
4 13 (24.53%) C#
5 10 (18.87%) SQL
5 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
5 10 (18.87%) Finance
6 9 (16.98%) MS Office
6 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
6 9 (16.98%) CRM
7 8 (15.09%) PRINCE2
7 8 (15.09%) UNIX
7 8 (15.09%) Project Management
7 8 (15.09%) Analytics
8 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database
8 7 (13.21%) IBM
8 7 (13.21%) C++
8 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
8 7 (13.21%) ITIL
9 6 (11.32%) SOA
9 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.32%) XML
9 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
9 6 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (11.32%) VMware
9 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.32%) WCF

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.98%) MS Office
3 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.77%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.66%) SaaS
3 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) HTTP
3 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) LDAP
3 2 (3.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) X.500
4 1 (1.89%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
4 1 (1.89%) AMQP
4 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.89%) DHCP
4 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.89%) SSL
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.43%) Spotfire
3 5 (9.43%) DataStage
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.77%) MS Access
6 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Valgrind
2 1 (1.89%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.89%) GoogleTest
2 1 (1.89%) CMake
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (9.43%) Marketing
3 4 (7.55%) Japanese Language
3 4 (7.55%) Front Office
3 4 (7.55%) Back Office
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.77%) Advertising
6 1 (1.89%) Law
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
6 1 (1.89%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.89%) Swedish Language
6 1 (1.89%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.89%) French Language
6 1 (1.89%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Developer
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Applications Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Development Manager
7 3 (5.66%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Development Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Cloud Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Database Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) .NET
2 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.32%) XML
3 6 (11.32%) WCF
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.43%) CSS
4 5 (9.43%) STL
4 5 (9.43%) HTML
5 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.66%) XSLT
6 3 (5.66%) J2EE
7 2 (3.77%) MFC
7 2 (3.77%) DCOM
7 2 (3.77%) Ajax
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) HTML5
7 2 (3.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (3.77%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) Derivative
3 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.77%) Wiki
4 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.89%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.89%) Robotics
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.89%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) UNIX
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) CRM
2 8 (15.09%) PRINCE2
2 8 (15.09%) Project Management
2 8 (15.09%) Analytics
3 7 (13.21%) ITIL
4 6 (11.32%) SOA
4 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 5 (9.43%) Service Management
5 5 (9.43%) MVC
5 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.55%) Time Management
6 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (5.66%) ERP
7 3 (5.66%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) C#
2 10 (18.87%) SQL
3 7 (13.21%) C++
4 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) VB
6 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.77%) VBA
7 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) C
8 1 (1.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) MCSE
4 1 (1.89%) CCNA
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.89%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) APMP
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.89%) GxP
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) XenApp
4 2 (3.77%) XenServer
5 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.89%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.19%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (24.53%) Oracle
4 7 (13.21%) IBM
5 6 (11.32%) VMware
6 5 (9.43%) Axway
7 4 (7.55%) TIBCO
8 3 (5.66%) Citrix
9 2 (3.77%) HP
9 2 (3.77%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (3.77%) Apple
9 2 (3.77%) Omniture
9 2 (3.77%) Google
10 1 (1.89%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.89%) LexisNexis
10 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.89%) AppSense
10 1 (1.89%) Reuters
10 1 (1.89%) Symantec
10 1 (1.89%) SAP
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