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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
UK / England
Rank 517 555 565
Rank change year-on-year +38 +10  
Contract jobs citing COM 57 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.42% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 16
Median daily rate £375 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £401 £382
% change year-on-year -12.77% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13030 13829 13075
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.58% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9047 9693 8586
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 213 173
Median hourly rate £41.64 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.57% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM in England

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +36 32 £375 -25.00% 103
South East +29 10 £310 -31.11% 55
East of England -10 6 £450 +11.80% 11
East Midlands - 3 - - 20
West Midlands +11 2 £350 -20.00% 20
North West - 2 £463 - 28
South West +2 1 - - 13
North East -12 1 £550 +83.33% 5
COM
UK

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for COM.

1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 70 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 60 (50.00%) C#
4 56 (46.67%) .NET
5 55 (45.83%) Windows
5 55 (45.83%) MS Excel
6 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (41.67%) SharePoint
7 50 (41.67%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (40.83%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (40.00%) CRM
9 48 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
10 44 (36.67%) Oracle
11 43 (35.83%) BizTalk Server
11 43 (35.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (33.33%) SAP
13 38 (31.67%) Retail
13 38 (31.67%) Advertising
13 38 (31.67%) Infor
13 38 (31.67%) Office 365
14 37 (30.83%) Document Management
15 36 (30.00%) Data Management
15 36 (30.00%) Skype for Business
15 36 (30.00%) Yammer
15 36 (30.00%) Case Management
16 33 (27.50%) SQL
17 29 (24.17%) MVC
18 28 (23.33%) Dynamics AX
19 26 (21.67%) Web Development
20 25 (20.83%) JavaScript

COM
Top Related 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 50 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 43 (35.83%) BizTalk Server
3 36 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 14 (11.67%) IIS
5 6 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.50%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.83%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.17%) MS Office
3 9 (7.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.33%) MS Project
5 3 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.83%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.83%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.83%) InVision
6 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (23.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (5.00%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (5.00%) Unica
4 4 (3.33%) NetSuite
4 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.83%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.83%) Odoo
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.83%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 43 (35.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (31.67%) Office 365
3 36 (30.00%) Yammer
4 9 (7.50%) IaaS
5 8 (6.67%) PaaS
6 5 (4.17%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (2.50%) Force.com
7 3 (2.50%) Veeva
8 2 (1.67%) GitHub
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 5 (4.17%) 802.11
2 5 (4.17%) ADSL
2 5 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (4.17%) EIGRP
2 5 (4.17%) ICMP
2 5 (4.17%) IPsec
2 5 (4.17%) iSCSI
2 5 (4.17%) L2TP
2 5 (4.17%) MPLS
2 5 (4.17%) NAS
2 5 (4.17%) OSPF
2 5 (4.17%) RIP
2 5 (4.17%) SNMP
2 5 (4.17%) SSH
2 5 (4.17%) X.509
3 4 (3.33%) HTTP
4 3 (2.50%) Intranet
5 1 (0.83%) Extranet
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.33%) Power BI
7 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.50%) JIRA
3 5 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.50%) Xcode
5 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.67%) JUnit
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.83%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.83%) MorphX
6 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 38 (31.67%) Advertising
1 38 (31.67%) Retail
2 17 (14.17%) Finance
3 9 (7.50%) Marketing
4 6 (5.00%) Legal
5 5 (4.17%) Law
6 3 (2.50%) Avionics
6 3 (2.50%) Banking
6 3 (2.50%) Military
7 2 (1.67%) Games
7 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (51.67%) Developer
2 26 (21.67%) .NET Developer
3 24 (20.00%) Consultant
4 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 14 (11.67%) CRM Consultant
6 11 (9.17%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 10 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (7.50%) Architect
8 9 (7.50%) CRM Technical Consultant
8 9 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 7 (5.83%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.83%) CRM Developer
11 6 (5.00%) CRM Architect
11 6 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 6 (5.00%) Technical Leader
12 5 (4.17%) Dynamics AX Consultant
13 4 (3.33%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (46.67%) .NET
2 23 (19.17%) CSS
3 22 (18.33%) XML
4 19 (15.83%) HTML
5 18 (15.00%) Web Services
6 14 (11.67%) WCF
7 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET
8 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (6.67%) JSON
11 5 (4.17%) 802.1X
11 5 (4.17%) XML Messaging
11 5 (4.17%) XSD
12 4 (3.33%) Mason
12 4 (3.33%) MDX
12 4 (3.33%) WPF
12 4 (3.33%) XSLT
13 3 (2.50%) DCOM
13 3 (2.50%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.67%) Life Science
3 6 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.67%) Animation
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.67%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.67%) Equities
4 2 (1.67%) iPhone
4 2 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (0.83%) Derivative
5 1 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.83%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.83%) PKI
5 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 55 (45.83%) Windows
2 11 (9.17%) Unix
3 5 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.33%) FreeBSD
5 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.67%) Linux
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.83%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (40.00%) CRM
4 37 (30.83%) Document Management
5 36 (30.00%) Case Management
5 36 (30.00%) Data Management
6 29 (24.17%) MVC
7 26 (21.67%) Web Development
8 20 (16.67%) SDLC
8 20 (16.67%) TDD
8 20 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 15 (12.50%) Scrum
10 14 (11.67%) Business Analysis
11 12 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (10.00%) Integration Testing
11 12 (10.00%) TOGAF
11 12 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
12 10 (8.33%) Migration
13 9 (7.50%) Analytics
14 8 (6.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.00%) C#
2 33 (27.50%) SQL
3 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.17%) Java
5 6 (5.00%) C++
5 6 (5.00%) PHP
6 5 (4.17%) C
7 4 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (3.33%) VB
7 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.50%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.50%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.50%) XPath
9 2 (1.67%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.67%) Perl
9 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.83%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) CISSP
4 5 (4.17%) CCNP
4 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.33%) CCDP
5 4 (3.33%) CCIE
5 4 (3.33%) CISA
5 4 (3.33%) CISM
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.50%) PMP
7 2 (1.67%) CLAS
7 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) CBAP
8 1 (0.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (15.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.00%) vSphere
4 5 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) Nessus
1 5 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.83%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (0.83%) PowerCLI
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (41.67%) Salesforce.com
3 44 (36.67%) Oracle
4 40 (33.33%) SAP
5 38 (31.67%) Infor
6 8 (6.67%) VMware
7 7 (5.83%) Cisco
7 7 (5.83%) HP
8 6 (5.00%) Adobe
9 5 (4.17%) BT
10 3 (2.50%) NetApp
10 3 (2.50%) Siebel
11 2 (1.67%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.67%) EMC
12 1 (0.83%) Apttus
12 1 (0.83%) Conga
12 1 (0.83%) Pardot
12 1 (0.83%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
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