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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 606 579 546
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -33
Contract jobs citing DCOM 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.005% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.020% 0.020% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£170 £388 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.12% -35.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 - -
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
15064 15068 12977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 27.61% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9784 9859 8111
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 216 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 4 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 5 May 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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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
London +14 1 - -
England -26 1 - - 7
Scotland - 1 £170 -
Dundee - 1 £170 -

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (75.00%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 8 (66.67%) COM+
2 8 (66.67%) OLE DB
2 8 (66.67%) HTTP
2 8 (66.67%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
4 6 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (50.00%) VB
4 6 (50.00%) STL
4 6 (50.00%) VB6
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
5 5 (41.67%) ATL
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) OLE
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) ActiveX
7 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (16.67%) NSubstitute
8 2 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
8 2 (16.67%) Gherkin

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (16.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) NSubstitute
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) CppUnit
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) GoogleTest
4 1 (8.33%) CodeRush
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Applications Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) COM+
1 8 (66.67%) OLE DB
1 8 (66.67%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) STL
4 5 (41.67%) ATL
5 3 (25.00%) OLE
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) ActiveX
6 2 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions
6 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 2 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (16.67%) JSON
7 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
7 1 (8.33%) DHTML
7 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) SCADA
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) OS/2
2 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) VB
2 6 (50.00%) VB6
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) F#
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Google