Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 784 772
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 +44
Contract jobs citing COM 63 67 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.23% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 80
England median daily rate £440 £506 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.09% +22.73% +30.43%
10th Percentile £210 £344 £249
90th Percentile £642 £603 £525
UK median daily rate £438 £506 £425
% change year-on-year -13.58% +19.12% +29.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 1
England median hourly rate £36.25 £50.00 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +1.65% +337.24%
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £50.00 £49.19
% change year-on-year -27.50% +1.65% +337.24%

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 33,075 29,710 30,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.36% 32.52% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,523 21,010 21,239
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
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% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 355 362
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +6.67% +1.24%
10th Percentile £16.33 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £51.45
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +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

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in England over the 6 months to 21 October 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

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in England over the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 October 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 -29 28 £444 -13.41% 255
South East -8 11 £525 +44.33% 186
North of England -17 10 £365 -2.67% 341
North West - 8 £263 - 173
South West -24 5 £425 -15.00% 102
Midlands -24 4 £613 +28.95% 260
East of England +8 3 - - 82
West Midlands -17 3 - - 154
Yorkshire -19 2 £400 +6.67% 109
East Midlands +4 1 £613 - 106
COM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.75%) Windows
3 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (26.98%) C#
5 16 (25.40%) SQL
5 16 (25.40%) .NET
6 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 14 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (20.63%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (19.05%) Finance
8 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (12.70%) Scrum
11 8 (12.70%) Power BI
11 8 (12.70%) Serverless
12 7 (11.11%) Office 365
12 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
13 6 (9.52%) CSS
13 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
13 6 (9.52%) HTML
13 6 (9.52%) Cisco
13 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
13 6 (9.52%) SaaS

COM
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 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) Drupal
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.17%) Social Studio
1 2 (3.17%) Sprinklr
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.70%) Serverless
3 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (11.11%) Office 365
4 6 (9.52%) SaaS
5 5 (7.94%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.59%) GitHub
7 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.59%) IaaS
7 1 (1.59%) Lucidchart
7 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 3 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (1.59%) MPLS
4 1 (1.59%) NAS
4 1 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) SAN
4 1 (1.59%) Skype
4 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.59%) VLAN
4 1 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) Wireless
4 1 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) Power BI
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (3.17%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (3.17%) Data Lake
6 2 (3.17%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (3.17%) MySQL
6 2 (3.17%) Redis
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.59%) MS Access
7 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.59%) QlikView
7 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
1 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.59%) Mocha
3 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Advertising
2 4 (6.35%) Law
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) French Language
4 2 (3.17%) Front Office
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Architect
4 6 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.17%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.52%) CSS
3 6 (9.52%) HTML
4 4 (6.35%) Entity Framework
4 4 (6.35%) SOAP
4 4 (6.35%) Web Services
5 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.76%) HTML5
5 3 (4.76%) XML
6 2 (3.17%) .NET Core
6 2 (3.17%) Angular 2
6 2 (3.17%) DCOM
6 2 (3.17%) LINQ
6 2 (3.17%) REST
6 2 (3.17%) WCF
7 1 (1.59%) CSS3
7 1 (1.59%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.52%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Fintech
4 2 (3.17%) FMCG
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Derivative
5 1 (1.59%) Digital Wallet
5 1 (1.59%) Equities
5 1 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.59%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.59%) Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Unix
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (12.70%) Scrum
5 6 (9.52%) Analytics
6 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.94%) CRM
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL
6 5 (7.94%) MVC
6 5 (7.94%) Project Management
6 5 (7.94%) SDLC
6 5 (7.94%) SOA
7 4 (6.35%) Microservices
7 4 (6.35%) TDD
7 4 (6.35%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.35%) Web Development
8 3 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) DevOps
8 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) C#
2 16 (25.40%) SQL
3 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (3.17%) Java
5 2 (3.17%) MUMPS
5 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.17%) Python
5 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.17%) VB
5 2 (3.17%) VC++
6 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.59%) ES6
6 1 (1.59%) JCL
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.17%) GDPR
2 2 (3.17%) GxP
2 2 (3.17%) PMO
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
1 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.59%) Terraform
1 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (9.52%) Cisco
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle
4 5 (7.94%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) NetApp
5 3 (4.76%) SAP
6 2 (3.17%) BT
6 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.17%) Google
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
6 2 (3.17%) Yahoo!
7 1 (1.59%) Altiris
7 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.59%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.59%) Remedy
7 1 (1.59%) Reuters
7 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.59%) Teradata
7 1 (1.59%) Wyse