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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 568 551 514
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -37
Contract jobs citing DCOM 8 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.030% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.057% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 17
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£350 £420 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £423 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.15% +12.66%
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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
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 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 February 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
London -21 2 - -
England -31 2 - - 4
Fareham - - - -
Worcester - - - - 4
Hampshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 4
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 4

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Visual Studio
2 11 (73.33%) C++
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) XML
3 10 (66.67%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (66.67%) HTTP
3 10 (66.67%) COM+
4 9 (60.00%) .NET
5 8 (53.33%) STL
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
5 8 (53.33%) C#
5 8 (53.33%) OLE DB
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (40.00%) VB6
7 6 (40.00%) VB
7 6 (40.00%) ATL
8 5 (33.33%) Finance
9 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
9 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (26.67%) Windows
10 3 (20.00%) Web Services
10 3 (20.00%) OLE
10 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 2 (13.33%) NSubstitute
11 2 (13.33%) SCCM

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) NSubstitute
3 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (13.33%) GoogleTest
3 2 (13.33%) Subversion
3 2 (13.33%) CppUnit
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.67%) CodeRush
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) C++ Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) XML
2 10 (66.67%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (66.67%) COM+
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 8 (53.33%) STL
4 8 (53.33%) OLE DB
5 6 (40.00%) ATL
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (20.00%) OLE
8 2 (13.33%) JSON
8 2 (13.33%) ActiveX
8 2 (13.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (13.33%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
9 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C++
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) VB
3 6 (40.00%) VB6
4 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (13.33%) F#
5 2 (13.33%) VBA
5 2 (13.33%) VBScript
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) WMI
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Google