The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Rank 554 565 558
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing DCOM 36 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.016% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.056% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £301
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

DCOM Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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 1 August 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
England +8 20 £363 -14.95% 2
South East - 11 £363 -
Berkshire - 11 £363 -
London +6 2 £210 -54.59% 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Slough - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Eastbourne - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 27 (69.23%) SQL
2 26 (66.67%) Windows
3 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
4 21 (53.85%) T-SQL
5 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
6 17 (43.59%) WMI
6 17 (43.59%) SCCM
7 16 (41.03%) COM+
7 16 (41.03%) XML
7 16 (41.03%) C++
8 15 (38.46%) STL
8 15 (38.46%) ATL
9 14 (35.90%) DNS
9 14 (35.90%) IIS
10 13 (33.33%) OLE DB
10 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 12 (30.77%) VBScript
11 12 (30.77%) HTTP
12 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
13 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
13 10 (25.64%) Internet
13 10 (25.64%) SCOM
13 10 (25.64%) PKI
14 9 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (23.08%) Multithreading
14 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
14 9 (23.08%) .NET
14 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
15 8 (20.51%) C#

DCOM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 14 (35.90%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) DNS
2 12 (30.77%) HTTP
3 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
4 10 (25.64%) Internet
5 5 (12.82%) LAN
6 2 (5.13%) DHCP
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.56%) HSRP
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security
7 1 (2.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) WLAN
7 1 (2.56%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) DMZ
7 1 (2.56%) BGP
7 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (10.26%) DTS
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) CppUnit
2 4 (10.26%) GoogleTest
3 1 (2.56%) CodeRush
3 1 (2.56%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 10 (25.64%) SCCM Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Field Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Lead Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) IT Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) SCCM Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop Support
8 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) COM+
1 16 (41.03%) XML
2 15 (38.46%) STL
2 15 (38.46%) ATL
3 13 (33.33%) OLE DB
4 9 (23.08%) .NET
5 7 (17.95%) MFC
6 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (10.26%) ActiveX
7 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
7 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
7 4 (10.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (5.13%) MSMQ
10 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) PKI
2 4 (10.26%) Firmware
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
1 9 (23.08%) Multithreading
2 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
2 7 (17.95%) Performance Management
3 4 (10.26%) TDD
3 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
3 4 (10.26%) Software Distribution
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Memory Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Management
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) SQL
2 21 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 16 (41.03%) C++
4 13 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 12 (30.77%) VBScript
6 8 (20.51%) C#
7 6 (15.38%) VB
8 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
8 4 (10.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.13%) CCNP
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (43.59%) WMI
1 17 (43.59%) SCCM
2 10 (25.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Google
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) F5
4 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
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