Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for COM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COM over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 799 745
Rank change year-on-year -6 -54 +53
Contract jobs citing COM 53 69 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 84
England median daily rate £475 £513 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +24.24% +1.48%
10th Percentile £250 £315 £241
90th Percentile £623 £760 £521
UK median daily rate £475 £506 £413
% change year-on-year -6.17% +22.73% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
England median hourly rate £36.25 £29.25 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.93% -40.54% +9.31%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £49.19
% change year-on-year +19.66% -40.54% +9.31%

COM is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,817 30,992 29,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.11% 32.59% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,138 22,085 20,845
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 353 346
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £18.67 £18.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £57.90 £51.62 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% - +6.67%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing COM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for COM in England

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM in England

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for COM in England

COM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 23 £475 -8.43% 274
South East -6 15 £538 +230.77% 184
North of England -24 7 £365 - 454
North West -16 6 £365 - 231
South West -27 5 £525 +5.00% 118
East of England - 1 - - 99
Yorkshire - 1 - - 169
COM
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for COM.

1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) Windows
3 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (22.64%) C#
4 12 (22.64%) SQL
4 12 (22.64%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (22.64%) Finance
5 11 (20.75%) .NET
6 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
7 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
8 8 (15.09%) Office 365
9 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (13.21%) Scrum
9 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
9 7 (13.21%) Power BI
10 6 (11.32%) Serverless
10 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
10 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
10 6 (11.32%) VMware
10 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
11 5 (9.43%) SaaS
11 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (9.43%) PowerShell

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.89%) Drupal
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.77%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Social Studio
1 2 (3.77%) Sprinklr
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Office 365
3 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (11.32%) Serverless
5 5 (9.43%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (9.43%) SaaS
6 2 (3.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (1.89%) GitHub
7 1 (1.89%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Internet
2 4 (7.55%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) Skype
3 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 1 (1.89%) Intranet
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) NAS
4 1 (1.89%) Network Security
4 1 (1.89%) SAN
4 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.89%) VoIP
4 1 (1.89%) WAN
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
4 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Power BI
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.89%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) Mocha
3 1 (1.89%) NUnit
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Front Office
3 2 (3.77%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Developer
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Architect
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Azure Architect
7 2 (3.77%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
2 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (7.55%) CSS
3 4 (7.55%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 3 (5.66%) SOAP
4 3 (5.66%) XML
5 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.77%) DCOM
5 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.77%) React
5 2 (3.77%) RESTful
6 1 (1.89%) Kafka
6 1 (1.89%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Node.js
6 1 (1.89%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.43%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) FMCG
4 2 (3.77%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.77%) Unix
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (1.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (13.21%) Scrum
4 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.55%) Analytics
6 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) CRM
6 4 (7.55%) TDD
7 3 (5.66%) Microservices
7 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL
8 2 (3.77%) MVC
8 2 (3.77%) OO
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.77%) SOA
8 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) C#
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.66%) C++
4 3 (5.66%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) MUMPS
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) VB
5 2 (3.77%) VC++
6 1 (1.89%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.89%) ES6
6 1 (1.89%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) JCL
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) GDPR
2 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.77%) GxP
4 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.89%) MiFID
4 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Docker
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (11.32%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) Adobe
5 2 (3.77%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) McAfee
6 1 (1.89%) Apple
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.89%) CA
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.89%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.89%) Remedy
6 1 (1.89%) Telerik
6 1 (1.89%) Teradata