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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 537 525 416
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -109
Contract jobs citing COM 40 33 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.068% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 84
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£550 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.44%

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
13701 13155 12880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.96% 27.01% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9189 8297 8174
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 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 275 335
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.02 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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 -14 39 £550 +29.41% 777
London +3 20 £550 +29.41% 247
South East -26 7 £538 +30.30% 116
City of London +17 4 £248 -51.70% 132
East Midlands - 4 - - 32
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 8
Hertfordshire +8 2 £288 - 9
East of England -2 2 £288 - 31
North West -10 2 £475 - 98
South West - 2 £372 - 53
Nottingham - 2 - - 6
Manchester - 1 £475 - 60
Swindon - 1 £413 - 4
Cheltenham - 1 £330 - 3
Edinburgh - 1 - - 7
Scotland - 1 - - 23
Gloucestershire - 1 £330 - 9
Wiltshire - 1 £413 - 7
Watford - 1 £288 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £500 - 27
Buckinghamshire - - - - 10
Cheshire - - - - 19
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 8
Glamorgan - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
Winchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 5
Oxfordshire - - - - 9
Shropshire - - - - 2

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (31.88%) .NET
3 20 (28.99%) MS Excel
4 17 (24.64%) HTML
4 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
4 17 (24.64%) SQL
4 17 (24.64%) XML
5 16 (23.19%) SOAP
6 15 (21.74%) CSS
6 15 (21.74%) Degree
7 14 (20.29%) Web Services
7 14 (20.29%) SSL
8 13 (18.84%) VPN
8 13 (18.84%) LDAP
8 13 (18.84%) ITIL
8 13 (18.84%) C#
8 13 (18.84%) C++
8 13 (18.84%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (18.84%) Service Management
8 13 (18.84%) ITSM
8 13 (18.84%) Technical Architecture
8 13 (18.84%) CMDB
8 13 (18.84%) Ajax
8 13 (18.84%) Customer Engagement
8 13 (18.84%) ITIL V2
8 13 (18.84%) ServiceNow
8 13 (18.84%) HP UCMDB
8 13 (18.84%) IT Asset Management
9 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 12 (17.39%) OO

COM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
2 4 (5.80%) MTS
3 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (28.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.35%) MS Project
5 1 (1.45%) Shockwave
5 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.90%) Eagle STAR
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (1.45%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Force.com
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
1 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) SSL
2 13 (18.84%) VPN
2 13 (18.84%) LDAP
3 5 (7.25%) Internet
4 4 (5.80%) HTTP
5 2 (2.90%) SAN
6 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.45%) DHCP
6 1 (1.45%) DNS
6 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.45%) CTI
6 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) Selenium
3 2 (2.90%) Calabash
3 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.45%) Moq
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Front Office
3 3 (4.35%) Advertising
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Developer
2 18 (26.09%) Consultant
3 13 (18.84%) Senior Developer
3 13 (18.84%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (18.84%) ITSM Consultant
3 13 (18.84%) Technical Developer
3 13 (18.84%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 13 (18.84%) ServiceNow Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Senior Consultant
4 11 (15.94%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 10 (14.49%) .NET Developer
6 9 (13.04%) Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.35%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) .NET
2 17 (24.64%) HTML
2 17 (24.64%) XML
3 16 (23.19%) SOAP
4 15 (21.74%) CSS
5 14 (20.29%) Web Services
6 13 (18.84%) Ajax
7 10 (14.49%) STL
8 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.90%) WCF
10 2 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (2.90%) HTML5
10 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (2.90%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (2.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (2.90%) DCOM
10 2 (2.90%) XSLT
11 1 (1.45%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) CMDB
2 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.90%) iPad
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Equities
5 1 (1.45%) DTV
5 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.45%) Flash Games
5 1 (1.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
1 13 (18.84%) Service Management
1 13 (18.84%) ITSM
1 13 (18.84%) Technical Architecture
1 13 (18.84%) Customer Engagement
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL V2
1 13 (18.84%) IT Asset Management
2 12 (17.39%) OO
3 9 (13.04%) CRM
4 6 (8.70%) OOP
5 4 (5.80%) Time Management
5 4 (5.80%) Analytics
5 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
5 4 (5.80%) Project Management
5 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.80%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (5.80%) SOA
6 3 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.35%) DSDM
6 3 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 13 (18.84%) C#
2 13 (18.84%) C++
3 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.25%) VB
4 5 (7.25%) VB6
5 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.80%) VBA
6 2 (2.90%) Ruby
6 2 (2.90%) C
7 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) XenApp
3 2 (2.90%) XenServer
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.45%) Firmware
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.45%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (18.84%) ServiceNow
3 8 (11.59%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) LexisNexis
4 2 (2.90%) Vermilion
4 2 (2.90%) Citrix
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) Siebel
4 2 (2.90%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) AppSense
5 1 (1.45%) Reuters
5 1 (1.45%) Google
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