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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 576 568 561
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing DCOM 36 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.011% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.040% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 23
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£375 £440 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% -23.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £293
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +41.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
15477 15084 15543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.64% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 9697 9556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

DCOM Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 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 28 August 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
England -6 16 £363 -17.61% 5
South East - 12 £363 - 2
Berkshire - 12 £363 -
London +8 2 £210 -54.59% 3
Slough - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Eastbourne - - - -
Fareham - - - -

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (71.43%) SQL
2 25 (59.52%) Windows
3 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 23 (54.76%) T-SQL
4 21 (50.00%) C++
4 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 20 (47.62%) XML
6 19 (45.24%) COM+
6 19 (45.24%) STL
7 18 (42.86%) ATL
8 17 (40.48%) WMI
8 17 (40.48%) SCCM
9 15 (35.71%) OLE DB
9 15 (35.71%) IIS
9 15 (35.71%) HTTP
10 13 (30.95%) PowerShell
11 12 (28.57%) DNS
11 12 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 12 (28.57%) .NET
11 12 (28.57%) VBScript
12 11 (26.19%) C#
12 11 (26.19%) Multithreading
12 11 (26.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (23.81%) SCOM
13 10 (23.81%) PKI
13 10 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
13 10 (23.81%) Internet
13 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
14 9 (21.43%) MFC

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (35.71%) IIS
2 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) HTTP
2 12 (28.57%) DNS
3 10 (23.81%) Internet
3 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.52%) DTS
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.90%) CppUnit
2 5 (11.90%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.38%) MSTest
3 1 (2.38%) CodeRush
3 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) C++ Developer
3 10 (23.81%) SCCM Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Field Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Lead Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) IT Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Manager
8 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.38%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) XML
2 19 (45.24%) COM+
2 19 (45.24%) STL
3 18 (42.86%) ATL
4 15 (35.71%) OLE DB
5 12 (28.57%) .NET
6 9 (21.43%) MFC
7 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 5 (11.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (11.90%) ActiveX
9 4 (9.52%) Application Packaging
10 3 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (4.76%) MSMQ
12 1 (2.38%) ISAPI
12 1 (2.38%) COM
12 1 (2.38%) Web Services
12 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (2.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 1 (2.38%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) PKI
2 4 (9.52%) Firmware
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Multithreading
2 10 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
3 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 5 (11.90%) TDD
4 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Software Distribution
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Memory Management
8 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.38%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.38%) MVC
8 1 (2.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) SQL
2 23 (54.76%) T-SQL
3 21 (50.00%) C++
4 13 (30.95%) PowerShell
5 12 (28.57%) VBScript
6 11 (26.19%) C#
7 4 (9.52%) VB6
7 4 (9.52%) VB
7 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) WMI
1 17 (40.48%) SCCM
2 10 (23.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Google
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