Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 806 802 706
Rank change year-on-year -4 -96 +52
Contract jobs citing COM 42 54 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.058% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 90
England median daily rate £525 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £300 £218 £284
90th Percentile £638 £763 £488
UK median daily rate £500 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -25.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £19.20 £25.55 £47.50
90th Percentile £41.35 £38.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -25.00% +38.89%

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 28,890 30,661 27,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.13% 33.10% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,486 21,782 18,783
England median daily rate £500 £475 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.47% +4.00%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +2.63% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 319 341
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% - +5.81%
10th Percentile £18.50 £17.20 £17.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +1.23% +4.52%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +18 18 £525 -6.67% 238
South East +13 13 £525 +112.12% 160
North of England +8 9 £424 +88.44% 328
North West +5 7 £410 +82.22% 192
South West -25 2 £350 - 83
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 100
COM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (28.57%) CRM
4 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (23.81%) Degree
6 9 (21.43%) Finance
6 9 (21.43%) Apex Code
7 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.05%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.05%) Marketing
7 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 8 (19.05%) Windows
8 7 (16.67%) C#
8 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.29%) .NET
9 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (14.29%) Power BI
9 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (11.90%) JIRA
10 5 (11.90%) Analytics
10 5 (11.90%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
10 5 (11.90%) VMware
11 4 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (9.52%) Scrum

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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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.90%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) Office 365
3 4 (9.52%) Serverless
4 3 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.76%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.38%) Boomi
6 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.38%) Lucidchart
6 1 (2.38%) SaaS
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Power BI
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (7.14%) Data Lake
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.76%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) BigQuery
5 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.38%) HDInsight
5 1 (2.38%) Looker
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.38%) Redis
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.38%) NUnit
3 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Advertising
5 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.38%) Automotive
5 1 (2.38%) Avionics
5 1 (2.38%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Consultant
2 10 (23.81%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Salesforce Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) AWS Developer
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) LAMP
3 2 (4.76%) Node.js
3 2 (4.76%) React
3 2 (4.76%) RESTful
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.38%) DCOM
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) Kafka
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
4 1 (2.38%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) CRM
2 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.05%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
3 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.90%) Analytics
5 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.52%) Scrum
5 4 (9.52%) Time Management
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analytics
7 2 (4.76%) Data Science
7 2 (4.76%) Deep Learning
7 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.76%) SOLID
7 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) Apex Code
3 7 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) Python
7 2 (4.76%) Go
7 2 (4.76%) VB
7 2 (4.76%) VBA
8 1 (2.38%) C++
8 1 (2.38%) MUMPS
8 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.38%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) VBScript
8 1 (2.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.38%) HNC
2 1 (2.38%) HND
2 1 (2.38%) MCP
2 1 (2.38%) MCSE
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.38%) Firmware
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) Marketo
4 2 (4.76%) McAfee
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Alteryx
5 1 (2.38%) Databricks
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau