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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 584 558 541
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing DCOM 8 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.023% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.085% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 17
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£388 £425 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -43.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
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 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 9 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 24 December 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 -35 2 - - 1
England -38 2 - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
London - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (75.68%) SQL
2 26 (70.27%) C++
3 25 (67.57%) XML
3 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
4 23 (62.16%) COM+
5 22 (59.46%) FIX Protocol
5 22 (59.46%) STL
5 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
5 22 (59.46%) T-SQL
6 20 (54.05%) HTTP
7 19 (51.35%) ATL
8 18 (48.65%) Visual Studio
8 18 (48.65%) OLE DB
9 17 (45.95%) Windows
10 13 (35.14%) .NET
10 13 (35.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (32.43%) C#
11 12 (32.43%) IIS
12 11 (29.73%) Unit Testing
12 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
13 10 (27.03%) Multithreading
13 10 (27.03%) SCCM
13 10 (27.03%) WMI
14 9 (24.32%) Finance
14 9 (24.32%) VBScript
14 9 (24.32%) DNS
15 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
15 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
15 8 (21.62%) Internet
15 8 (21.62%) MFC

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (32.43%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) HTTP
2 9 (24.32%) DNS
3 8 (21.62%) Internet
3 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (35.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) DTS
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) Visual Studio
2 6 (16.22%) CppUnit
2 6 (16.22%) GoogleTest
3 2 (5.41%) CodeRush
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.70%) MSTest
4 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 23 (62.16%) C++ Developer
3 8 (21.62%) SCCM Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Field Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (2.70%) C++ Applications Developer
7 1 (2.70%) SCCM Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Manager
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) XML
2 23 (62.16%) COM+
3 22 (59.46%) STL
3 22 (59.46%) FIX Protocol
4 19 (51.35%) ATL
5 18 (48.65%) OLE DB
6 13 (35.14%) .NET
7 8 (21.62%) MFC
8 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
9 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
9 6 (16.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (10.81%) Web Services
11 2 (5.41%) ActiveX
11 2 (5.41%) COM
11 2 (5.41%) OLE
12 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (2.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 1 (2.70%) Unity DI Container
12 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (2.70%) ISAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) PKI
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Unit Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Multithreading
3 7 (18.92%) Performance Management
4 6 (16.22%) TDD
4 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) Memory Management
8 1 (2.70%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.70%) MVC
8 1 (2.70%) Migration
8 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) SQL
2 26 (70.27%) C++
3 22 (59.46%) T-SQL
4 12 (32.43%) C#
5 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
6 9 (24.32%) VBScript
7 4 (10.81%) VB
7 4 (10.81%) VB6
8 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.70%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) WMI
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
2 8 (21.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Google
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