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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 152 188
Rank change year-on-year -4 +36  
Contract jobs citing COM 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.060% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £360 £488 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.15% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £401 £382
% change year-on-year -12.77% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 1073 1090 1552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.04% 32.50% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 917 1243
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 28 March 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
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) IIS
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (77.78%) PaaS
3 7 (77.78%) IaaS
3 7 (77.78%) JIRA
3 7 (77.78%) WCF
3 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 7 (77.78%) Logistics
3 7 (77.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (77.78%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (77.78%) C#
3 7 (77.78%) Web Services
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) CRM
3 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
3 7 (77.78%) ERP
3 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 7 (77.78%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) MS Project

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 8 (88.89%) IIS
2 7 (77.78%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (77.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) IaaS
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (77.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) Power BI
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) WCF
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) MDX
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Equities
1 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) CRM
2 7 (77.78%) ERP
2 7 (77.78%) Logistics
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Serena
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + n/a
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago