The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for COM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COM over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Component Object Model (COM)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 - 201
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing COM 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% - 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £460 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +28.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +143.90% -35.93%  

COM is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1235 1179 1724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.81% 34.85% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1006 1014 1396
Median daily rate £500 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing COM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for COM in the City of London

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COM in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in the City of London

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for COM.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
3 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (66.67%) Scrum
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) IIS
5 5 (55.56%) C#
5 5 (55.56%) Web Services
5 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 5 (55.56%) CRM
5 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (55.56%) ERP
5 5 (55.56%) TDD
5 5 (55.56%) Logistics
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) WCF
5 5 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (55.56%) JIRA
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (55.56%) PaaS
5 5 (55.56%) IaaS
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) Perl
7 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
7 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
7 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (66.67%) IIS
2 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (11.11%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) IaaS
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (55.56%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Power BI
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (11.11%) PowerPivot
5 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Power BI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SimCorp Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) WCF
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) MDX
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Equities
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) CRM
3 5 (55.56%) ERP
3 5 (55.56%) Logistics
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CFA
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Serena
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) SimCorp
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 days ago