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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 556 525 378
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -147
Contract jobs citing COM 25 41 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.081% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.30% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 99
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£550 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%

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
14073 13742 12315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 27.14% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9236 8599 7726
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 259 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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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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 -20 25 £550 +33.33% 884
London -9 17 £550 +10.00% 219
City of London +13 4 £413 +57.14% 112
South East -33 4 £463 +12.12% 151
South West -5 2 £413 +65.20% 59
Leeds -11 2 - - 31
Yorkshire -17 2 - - 79
West Yorkshire -19 2 - - 48
Berkshire +1 1 £350 +16.66% 38
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 4
Wiltshire - 1 £413 - 8
Swindon - 1 £413 - 3
Bracknell - 1 £350 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Chester - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 17
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - - 4
Fareham - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 6
Gloucester - - - - 2
Godalming - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 3
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 16
Bromley - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - - 2

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.94%) MS Excel
3 21 (29.17%) XML
4 20 (27.78%) .NET
5 19 (26.39%) HTML
5 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
5 19 (26.39%) SOAP
6 18 (25.00%) Web Services
6 18 (25.00%) Degree
7 17 (23.61%) ITIL V2
7 17 (23.61%) ITIL
7 17 (23.61%) CSS
7 17 (23.61%) SQL
7 17 (23.61%) SSL
7 17 (23.61%) Service Management
8 16 (22.22%) ITSM
8 16 (22.22%) VPN
8 16 (22.22%) LDAP
8 16 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
8 16 (22.22%) Ajax
8 16 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
8 16 (22.22%) CMDB
8 16 (22.22%) HP UCMDB
8 16 (22.22%) ServiceNow
8 16 (22.22%) IT Asset Management
9 15 (20.83%) MS Office
10 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
11 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (16.67%) Finance
12 12 (16.67%) OO

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 6 (8.33%) IIS
2 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.56%) MTS
4 3 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.39%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (31.94%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.83%) MS Office
3 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.17%) MS Project
5 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.39%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.78%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (1.39%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) Force.com
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
1 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.61%) SSL
2 16 (22.22%) VPN
2 16 (22.22%) LDAP
3 5 (6.94%) Internet
4 4 (5.56%) HTTP
5 2 (2.78%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.39%) Network Security
6 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.39%) DHCP
6 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.39%) DNS
6 1 (1.39%) SAN
6 1 (1.39%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.39%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.39%) QlikView
6 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
3 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.78%) Calabash
4 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.39%) Moq
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Front Office
4 3 (4.17%) Advertising
5 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.78%) Law
5 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Electronics
6 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Developer
2 21 (29.17%) Consultant
3 16 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 16 (22.22%) Technical Developer
3 16 (22.22%) ITSM Consultant
3 16 (22.22%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 16 (22.22%) ServiceNow Developer
4 14 (19.44%) Senior Consultant
4 14 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 14 (19.44%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 13 (18.06%) Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Architect
7 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Administrator
8 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Tester
9 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) XML
2 20 (27.78%) .NET
3 19 (26.39%) HTML
3 19 (26.39%) SOAP
4 18 (25.00%) Web Services
5 17 (23.61%) CSS
6 16 (22.22%) Ajax
7 8 (11.11%) STL
8 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.78%) XSLT
9 2 (2.78%) HTML5
9 2 (2.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (1.39%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (1.39%) REST
10 1 (1.39%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (1.39%) MDX
10 1 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (1.39%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) CMDB
2 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.78%) Equities
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.78%) iPad
4 2 (2.78%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.39%) Derivative
5 1 (1.39%) Flash Games
5 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) ITIL V2
1 17 (23.61%) ITIL
1 17 (23.61%) Service Management
2 16 (22.22%) ITSM
2 16 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
2 16 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
2 16 (22.22%) IT Asset Management
3 12 (16.67%) OO
4 8 (11.11%) CRM
4 8 (11.11%) Project Management
5 6 (8.33%) OOP
6 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.94%) Analytics
7 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.17%) Investment Management
8 3 (4.17%) Time Management
8 3 (4.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
2 17 (23.61%) SQL
3 10 (13.89%) C#
3 10 (13.89%) C++
4 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.94%) VB6
5 5 (6.94%) VB
6 4 (5.56%) VBA
6 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.78%) Ruby
8 1 (1.39%) R
8 1 (1.39%) VC++
8 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) VCP4
4 1 (1.39%) MCITP
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Forefront TMG
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) vSphere
3 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.39%) XenServer
4 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.39%) Firmware
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (22.22%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.22%) ServiceNow
3 11 (15.28%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.78%) Citrix
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) Vermilion
7 1 (1.39%) LexisNexis
7 1 (1.39%) Tableau
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) Adobe
7 1 (1.39%) Siebel
7 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.39%) Reuters
7 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.39%) AppSense
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