The table below looks at the statistics for DCOM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DCOM over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 637 646 622
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing DCOM 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.019% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £350 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15783 15743 15287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 28.78% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10965 10441
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 258 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

DCOM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DCOM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +7 1 £350 -6.66%
England +5 1 £350 -6.66%
Cheltenham - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DCOM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DCOM.

1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) Visual Studio
2 13 (86.67%) VB
3 12 (80.00%) HTML
3 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (80.00%) PL/SQL
3 12 (80.00%) Classic ASP
3 12 (80.00%) Oracle
3 12 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 12 (80.00%) CSS
3 12 (80.00%) VB6
3 12 (80.00%) Web Development
3 12 (80.00%) jQuery
4 11 (73.33%) HTML5
4 11 (73.33%) CSS3
4 11 (73.33%) Scrum
4 11 (73.33%) IIS
4 11 (73.33%) Relational Database
5 10 (66.67%) Change Control
5 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
5 10 (66.67%) Kanban
6 9 (60.00%) SDLC
7 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
7 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (40.00%) SLA
9 5 (33.33%) Arqiva
10 4 (26.67%) XML
10 4 (26.67%) XHTML
10 4 (26.67%) MS Access

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (73.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (26.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (26.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) ASP Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Classic ASP Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VB Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) Classic ASP
1 12 (80.00%) CSS
1 12 (80.00%) HTML
1 12 (80.00%) jQuery
2 11 (73.33%) CSS3
2 11 (73.33%) HTML5
3 4 (26.67%) XHTML
3 4 (26.67%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) COM
5 2 (13.33%) WCF
5 2 (13.33%) WPF
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.67%) MAPI
6 1 (6.67%) MFC
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Web Development
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) Change Control
3 10 (66.67%) Kanban
3 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 9 (60.00%) SDLC
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) ATDD
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (6.67%) OOD
7 1 (6.67%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) UML
7 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 13 (86.67%) VB
3 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (80.00%) PL/SQL
3 12 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 12 (80.00%) VB6
4 4 (26.67%) VBA
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Arqiva
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft