The table below looks at the statistics for DCOM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DCOM over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 602 582 543
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs citing DCOM 10 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.010% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.064% 0.033% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £390 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £510 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £290
% change year-on-year
- +29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15599 15235 14857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 29.11% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10438 9919 8959
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 283 371
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £46.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

DCOM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DCOM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

DCOM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DCOM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DCOM within the UK.

DCOM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DCOM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DCOM within the UK.

DCOM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DCOM
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
South East -21 3 - -
England -37 3 - -
Fareham - - - -
London - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DCOM 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 DCOM.

1 34 (72.34%) SQL
2 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (57.45%) T-SQL
2 27 (57.45%) Windows
3 25 (53.19%) SQL Server
4 24 (51.06%) C++
5 23 (48.94%) XML
6 21 (44.68%) COM+
6 21 (44.68%) STL
6 21 (44.68%) FIX Protocol
7 19 (40.43%) SCCM
7 19 (40.43%) WMI
7 19 (40.43%) ATL
8 17 (36.17%) IIS
8 17 (36.17%) HTTP
9 16 (34.04%) OLE DB
10 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
10 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
11 14 (29.79%) .NET
11 14 (29.79%) VBScript
11 14 (29.79%) DNS
12 13 (27.66%) C#
12 13 (27.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (25.53%) PKI
13 12 (25.53%) SCOM
13 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
13 12 (25.53%) TCP/IP
13 12 (25.53%) Internet
13 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
14 10 (21.28%) Performance Tuning

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DCOM 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 DCOM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (36.17%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) HTTP
2 14 (29.79%) DNS
3 12 (25.53%) Internet
3 12 (25.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.51%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (53.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (27.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) DTS
3 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.77%) CppUnit
2 6 (12.77%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.13%) MSTest
3 1 (2.13%) CodeRush
3 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Developer
2 21 (44.68%) C++ Developer
3 12 (25.53%) SCCM Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Field Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Lead Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Administrator
8 1 (2.13%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Systems Manager
8 1 (2.13%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.13%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) XML
2 21 (44.68%) COM+
2 21 (44.68%) STL
2 21 (44.68%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (40.43%) ATL
4 16 (34.04%) OLE DB
5 14 (29.79%) .NET
6 9 (19.15%) MFC
7 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
7 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
8 6 (12.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (10.64%) ActiveX
10 4 (8.51%) Application Packaging
11 3 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (4.26%) MSMQ
12 2 (4.26%) COM
13 1 (2.13%) ISAPI
13 1 (2.13%) OLE
13 1 (2.13%) Web Services
13 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) PKI
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
2 10 (21.28%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Performance Management
5 6 (12.77%) TDD
5 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) Software Distribution
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Memory Management
10 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.13%) Dependency Injection
10 1 (2.13%) MVC
10 1 (2.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (72.34%) SQL
2 27 (57.45%) T-SQL
3 24 (51.06%) C++
4 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
5 14 (29.79%) VBScript
6 13 (27.66%) C#
7 4 (8.51%) VB6
7 4 (8.51%) VB
7 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (40.43%) WMI
1 19 (40.43%) SCCM
2 12 (25.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Google
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