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 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
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 569 542 518
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -24
Contract jobs citing DCOM 8 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.033% 0.055%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 19
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£375 £425 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -43.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
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
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%

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 8 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 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
Bradford - - - -
Fareham - - - -
London - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
England - - - -

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 20 (90.91%) C++
2 19 (86.36%) XML
3 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 18 (81.82%) Visual Studio
3 18 (81.82%) FIX Protocol
4 17 (77.27%) COM+
4 17 (77.27%) HTTP
5 16 (72.73%) STL
6 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
7 14 (63.64%) SQL
7 14 (63.64%) OLE DB
8 13 (59.09%) T-SQL
8 13 (59.09%) ATL
9 12 (54.55%) C#
9 12 (54.55%) .NET
9 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
11 8 (36.36%) Finance
12 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
12 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
13 5 (22.73%) Google
13 5 (22.73%) TDD
13 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
13 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
13 5 (22.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 5 (22.73%) CppUnit
13 5 (22.73%) GoogleTest
14 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
14 4 (18.18%) Banking
14 4 (18.18%) VB6

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (22.73%) CppUnit
2 5 (22.73%) GoogleTest
3 2 (9.09%) CodeRush
4 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.55%) MSTest
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 17 (77.27%) C++ Developer
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) XML
2 18 (81.82%) FIX Protocol
3 17 (77.27%) COM+
4 16 (72.73%) STL
5 14 (63.64%) OLE DB
6 13 (59.09%) ATL
7 12 (54.55%) .NET
8 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 5 (22.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (18.18%) Web Services
11 3 (13.64%) OLE
12 2 (9.09%) COM
12 2 (9.09%) MFC
13 1 (4.55%) ISAPI
13 1 (4.55%) ActiveX
13 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 1 (4.55%) Unity DI Container
13 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
2 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Memory Management
5 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C++
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 13 (59.09%) T-SQL
4 12 (54.55%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 4 (18.18%) VB6
5 4 (18.18%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) VBScript
7 1 (4.55%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
1 2 (9.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Google