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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 570 601 582
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -19
Contract jobs citing COM 68 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.088% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 25
Median daily rate £400 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 -

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
15783 15743 15287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 28.78% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10965 10441
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 258 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
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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 +26 66 £400 -4.53% 174
London +7 31 £450 - 69
South East +18 16 £325 +78.08% 40
East of England +14 7 £325 -18.75% 6
Essex - 7 £325 -
Surrey +21 6 £325 +124.13% 6
Leeds +11 4 £325 -21.21% 2
West Yorkshire +11 4 £325 -21.21% 3
Yorkshire +6 4 £325 -21.21% 4
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 21
East Sussex - 3 £275 - 2
Kent - 3 £375 - 4
Berkshire +7 2 £400 +19.40% 11
Manchester +7 2 £125 -60.00% 8
North West +2 2 £125 -60.00% 15
Birmingham - 2 £450 - 9
New Malden - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £375 - 2
Hampshire +12 1 £375 - 3
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £320 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
Canterbury - 1 £375 -
Crawley - 1 £375 - 1
Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 65 (55.56%) Salesforce.com
3 62 (52.99%) Oracle
3 62 (52.99%) MS Excel
4 59 (50.43%) SQL Server
5 58 (49.57%) .NET
6 53 (45.30%) SAP
6 53 (45.30%) C#
7 49 (41.88%) CRM
7 49 (41.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (41.03%) SharePoint
9 47 (40.17%) Windows
10 45 (38.46%) Retail
10 45 (38.46%) Office 365
11 44 (37.61%) Infor
12 43 (36.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 43 (36.75%) Data Management
12 43 (36.75%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (35.90%) BizTalk Server
13 42 (35.90%) Document Management
13 42 (35.90%) Skype for Business
13 42 (35.90%) Yammer
13 42 (35.90%) Case Management
14 30 (25.64%) Advertising
15 29 (24.79%) Waterfall
16 28 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (22.22%) SDLC
17 26 (22.22%) SQL
18 25 (21.37%) XML

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 48 (41.03%) SharePoint
2 42 (35.90%) BizTalk Server
2 42 (35.90%) Skype for Business
3 11 (9.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (8.55%) IIS
5 3 (2.56%) Documentum
6 1 (0.85%) CMS
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.85%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 62 (52.99%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.11%) MS Office
3 6 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.85%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.85%) InVision
5 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (41.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (17.09%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (6.84%) Eloqua
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (4.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.71%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (1.71%) Unica
6 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.85%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 45 (38.46%) Office 365
2 43 (36.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (35.90%) Yammer
4 5 (4.27%) Force.com
5 4 (3.42%) Veeva
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.56%) GitHub
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.98%) HTTPS
2 6 (5.13%) X.509
3 5 (4.27%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.42%) HTTP
4 4 (3.42%) MPLS
4 4 (3.42%) OSPF
4 4 (3.42%) RIP
5 3 (2.56%) 802.11
5 3 (2.56%) ADSL
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.56%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.56%) ICMP
5 3 (2.56%) IPsec
5 3 (2.56%) L2TP
5 3 (2.56%) NAS
5 3 (2.56%) SNMP
5 3 (2.56%) SSH
6 2 (1.71%) Firewall
6 2 (1.71%) VPN
7 1 (0.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (50.43%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.42%) MS Access
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.85%) Essbase
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.56%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.56%) ClearQuest
3 3 (2.56%) Subversion
3 3 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.71%) Ant
4 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.71%) JUnit
4 2 (1.71%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.71%) Xcode
5 1 (0.85%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
5 1 (0.85%) MorphX
5 1 (0.85%) MSI
General
1 45 (38.46%) Retail
2 30 (25.64%) Advertising
3 15 (12.82%) Finance
3 15 (12.82%) Marketing
4 3 (2.56%) Law
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (40.17%) Developer
2 23 (19.66%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.95%) Architect
3 21 (17.95%) Consultant
4 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Consultant
5 13 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
5 13 (11.11%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 11 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 10 (8.55%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.69%) Analyst
9 7 (5.98%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 7 (5.98%) Technical Architect
9 7 (5.98%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (5.13%) CRM Developer
11 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
11 5 (4.27%) CRM Architect
11 5 (4.27%) CRM Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 5 (4.27%) Integration Consultant
11 5 (4.27%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (49.57%) .NET
2 25 (21.37%) XML
3 18 (15.38%) CSS
4 16 (13.68%) Web Services
5 15 (12.82%) HTML
6 14 (11.97%) ASP.NET
7 11 (9.40%) Visualforce
8 10 (8.55%) XSD
9 8 (6.84%) WCF
10 7 (5.98%) .NET Framework
11 6 (5.13%) AngularJS
11 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.13%) HTML5
11 6 (5.13%) JSON
11 6 (5.13%) REST
11 6 (5.13%) SOAP
11 6 (5.13%) XML Messaging
12 5 (4.27%) CSS3
13 4 (3.42%) 802.1X
13 4 (3.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.84%) Algorithms
3 8 (6.84%) Data Structures
3 8 (6.84%) Life Science
4 7 (5.98%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) Animation
6 2 (1.71%) iPhone
6 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.85%) Equities
7 1 (0.85%) FMCG
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Social Media
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (40.17%) Windows
2 5 (4.27%) Unix
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.71%) FreeBSD
4 2 (1.71%) Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.88%) CRM
2 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (36.75%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (36.75%) Data Management
4 42 (35.90%) Case Management
4 42 (35.90%) Document Management
5 29 (24.79%) Waterfall
6 26 (22.22%) SDLC
7 25 (21.37%) MVC
8 23 (19.66%) Web Development
9 21 (17.95%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (12.82%) Business Analysis
11 13 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 13 (11.11%) TOGAF
11 13 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
12 12 (10.26%) TDD
13 11 (9.40%) Scrum
13 11 (9.40%) SOA
14 10 (8.55%) Data Modelling
15 9 (7.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 53 (45.30%) C#
2 26 (22.22%) SQL
3 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.40%) Apex Code
5 9 (7.69%) Java
6 8 (6.84%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.98%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.13%) C++
9 4 (3.42%) VB
10 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.56%) VB6
10 3 (2.56%) VBA
11 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.71%) COBOL
11 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.71%) PHP
11 2 (1.71%) SOQL
11 2 (1.71%) SOSL
11 2 (1.71%) XPath
12 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.13%) CISSP
3 4 (3.42%) CCIE
3 4 (3.42%) CCNP
3 4 (3.42%) CISA
3 4 (3.42%) CISM
3 4 (3.42%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.42%) PMP
3 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.71%) CCDP
4 2 (1.71%) CLAS
4 2 (1.71%) MCSE
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.71%) SAP Certification
4 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) CBAP
5 1 (0.85%) CCNA
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.42%) QA
3 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.71%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.42%) vSphere
4 3 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Nessus
1 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.71%) vRealize
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.85%) Packer
3 1 (0.85%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 65 (55.56%) Salesforce.com
3 62 (52.99%) Oracle
4 53 (45.30%) SAP
5 44 (37.61%) Infor
6 9 (7.69%) Cisco
7 8 (6.84%) Hyperion
8 7 (5.98%) VMware
9 5 (4.27%) HP
9 5 (4.27%) Siebel
10 4 (3.42%) NetSuite
11 3 (2.56%) BT
11 3 (2.56%) IBM
12 2 (1.71%) Adobe
12 2 (1.71%) Talend
13 1 (0.85%) Facebook
13 1 (0.85%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.85%) SolidFire
13 1 (0.85%) Tandberg
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