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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 565 539 372
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -167
Contract jobs citing COM 44 43 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.079% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.29% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 115
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £413 £344
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £30.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £30.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%

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
15064 15068 12977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 27.61% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9784 9859 8111
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 216 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 5 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

COM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

COM
Top 25 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 5 May 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 -26 41 £475 +5.55% 783
London +20 26 £520 +4.00% 220
West Yorkshire -1 6 £363 +76.82% 39
Leeds -10 6 £363 +76.82% 33
Yorkshire -14 6 £363 +76.82% 48
City of London +13 5 £488 +225.00% 128
South East -35 4 £330 -23.47% 164
Northern Ireland - 3 £200 - 1
East of England +14 2 £320 - 49
Hertfordshire +4 2 £320 - 8
Berkshire -4 2 £350 +16.66% 38
County Antrim - 2 £200 - 1
Belfast - 2 £200 - 1
Watford - 2 £320 - 1
South West +5 1 - - 38
Reading +2 1 - - 14
Milton Keynes - 1 £310 - 4
Billingshurst - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £350 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £310 - 14
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 5
West Sussex - 1 - - 6
Ealing - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £390 - 1

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 83 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (31.33%) Web Services
3 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
4 23 (27.71%) Degree
5 22 (26.51%) ITIL
5 22 (26.51%) HTML
6 21 (25.30%) XML
7 20 (24.10%) CSS
7 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
7 20 (24.10%) .NET
8 19 (22.89%) SOAP
8 19 (22.89%) SSL
8 19 (22.89%) Service Management
8 19 (22.89%) Technical Architecture
8 19 (22.89%) Finance
8 19 (22.89%) ITIL V2
9 18 (21.69%) HP UCMDB
9 18 (21.69%) ServiceNow
9 18 (21.69%) Customer Engagement
9 18 (21.69%) IT Asset Management
9 18 (21.69%) ITSM
9 18 (21.69%) CMDB
9 18 (21.69%) Ajax
9 18 (21.69%) LDAP
9 18 (21.69%) VPN
9 18 (21.69%) SQL
10 17 (20.48%) MS Office
11 14 (16.87%) C#
12 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.43%) IIS
3 5 (6.02%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.82%) MTS
5 3 (3.61%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.61%) CMS
6 2 (2.41%) Lync
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Kentico
7 1 (1.20%) SAS
7 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 17 (20.48%) MS Office
3 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.61%) MS Project
5 1 (1.20%) Shockwave
5 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.61%) assyst
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.20%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Force.com
2 1 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) SSL
2 18 (21.69%) LDAP
2 18 (21.69%) VPN
3 8 (9.64%) Internet
4 6 (7.23%) Intranet
5 4 (4.82%) HTTP
6 3 (3.61%) Extranet
7 2 (2.41%) PBX
8 1 (1.20%) DSL
8 1 (1.20%) MPLS
8 1 (1.20%) PSTN
8 1 (1.20%) VoIP
8 1 (1.20%) LAN
8 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) QlikView
5 1 (1.20%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.61%) Selenium
4 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.20%) Calabash
5 1 (1.20%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Retail
3 8 (9.64%) Marketing
4 5 (6.02%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.61%) Banking
5 3 (3.61%) Legal
5 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.41%) Law
6 2 (2.41%) Advertising
6 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Electronics
7 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (1.20%) Automotive
7 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Interactive Media
7 1 (1.20%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 39 (46.99%) Developer
2 23 (27.71%) Consultant
3 18 (21.69%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 18 (21.69%) ServiceNow Developer
3 18 (21.69%) ITSM Consultant
3 18 (21.69%) Technical Developer
3 18 (21.69%) Technical Consultant
4 17 (20.48%) Analyst
5 16 (19.28%) Senior Consultant
5 16 (19.28%) Senior Developer
5 16 (19.28%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Information Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) MI Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) Web Services
2 22 (26.51%) HTML
3 21 (25.30%) XML
4 20 (24.10%) CSS
4 20 (24.10%) .NET
5 19 (22.89%) SOAP
6 18 (21.69%) Ajax
7 5 (6.02%) STL
8 4 (4.82%) Visualforce
9 3 (3.61%) HTML5
9 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.41%) LINQ
10 2 (2.41%) WPF
10 2 (2.41%) jQuery
10 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.20%) CSS3
11 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.20%) Entity Framework
11 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) CMDB
2 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.61%) Replication
5 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.41%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.41%) Equities
5 2 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Social Media
6 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.20%) DTV
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) NHS
6 1 (1.20%) W3C
6 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) ITIL
2 19 (22.89%) Service Management
2 19 (22.89%) Technical Architecture
2 19 (22.89%) ITIL V2
3 18 (21.69%) Customer Engagement
3 18 (21.69%) IT Asset Management
3 18 (21.69%) ITSM
4 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.46%) Project Management
6 11 (13.25%) OO
6 11 (13.25%) CRM
7 10 (12.05%) Asset Management
8 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.23%) OOP
10 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.02%) Scrum
11 4 (4.82%) ERP
11 4 (4.82%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 14 (16.87%) C#
4 7 (8.43%) C++
5 6 (7.23%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.82%) VB6
6 4 (4.82%) VB
6 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.82%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.20%) R
7 1 (1.20%) VBA
7 1 (1.20%) Java
7 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (27.71%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) DV Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.20%) CIMA
4 1 (1.20%) ACCA
4 1 (1.20%) PMP
4 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.20%) MCSE
4 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.20%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.20%) Basel III
3 1 (1.20%) Basel II
3 1 (1.20%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.61%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (2.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.69%) ServiceNow
3 12 (14.46%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (9.64%) Oracle
5 4 (4.82%) Cognos
5 4 (4.82%) ExactTarget
6 3 (3.61%) Lotus
6 3 (3.61%) SAP
6 3 (3.61%) EPiServer
7 2 (2.41%) IBM
7 2 (2.41%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.20%) Vermilion
8 1 (1.20%) Tableau
8 1 (1.20%) Nimsoft
8 1 (1.20%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.20%) Reuters
8 1 (1.20%) Adobe
8 1 (1.20%) Avaya
8 1 (1.20%) CA
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