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 23 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 568 585
Rank change year-on-year +19 +17  
Contract jobs citing COM 39 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 37 20
Median daily rate £480 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +13.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £513 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +28.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.90% +115.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +143.90% -35.93%  

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 13857 14297 14167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.23% 28.93% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9633 10184 9649
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 163 190
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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 -3 11 £500 +11.11% 93
East Midlands - 9 - - 18
East of England -19 6 £488 +62.50% 11
South West - 6 - - 16
South East +4 5 £548 +56.42% 32
Yorkshire +26 1 £375 - 16
West Midlands +15 1 £450 - 28
COM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (52.08%) SQL Server
3 42 (43.75%) C#
4 41 (42.71%) Windows
5 36 (37.50%) .NET
6 33 (34.38%) SharePoint
7 32 (33.33%) CRM
7 32 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 31 (32.29%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (32.29%) SQL
9 27 (28.13%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (26.04%) Advertising
12 23 (23.96%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (23.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (22.92%) Degree
14 21 (21.88%) Oracle
15 20 (20.83%) Retail
16 19 (19.79%) SAP
16 19 (19.79%) Office 365
17 18 (18.75%) Document Management
17 18 (18.75%) Finance
18 17 (17.71%) Scrum
18 17 (17.71%) Data Management
18 17 (17.71%) HTML
18 17 (17.71%) Skype for Business
18 17 (17.71%) Yammer
18 17 (17.71%) Infor
18 17 (17.71%) Case Management
19 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared

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 33 (34.38%) SharePoint
2 23 (23.96%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (17.71%) Skype for Business
4 10 (10.42%) ArcGIS
4 10 (10.42%) IIS
5 8 (8.33%) NServiceBus
6 5 (5.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (10.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (4.17%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (4.17%) Unica
4 2 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (2.08%) Eloqua
5 1 (1.04%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.04%) Odoo
5 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (19.79%) Office 365
3 17 (17.71%) Yammer
4 11 (11.46%) IaaS
5 7 (7.29%) PaaS
6 4 (4.17%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.08%) SaaS
8 1 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.04%) Force.com
8 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.04%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) Link 16
2 5 (5.21%) Internet
3 4 (4.17%) DMZ
3 4 (4.17%) Extranet
3 4 (4.17%) Intranet
3 4 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.08%) 802.11
4 2 (2.08%) ADSL
4 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.08%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.08%) ICMP
4 2 (2.08%) IPsec
4 2 (2.08%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.08%) L2TP
4 2 (2.08%) MPLS
4 2 (2.08%) NAS
4 2 (2.08%) OSPF
4 2 (2.08%) RIP
4 2 (2.08%) SNMP
4 2 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (52.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (7.29%) Power BI
6 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.13%) PowerPivot
9 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.29%) JIRA
3 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.04%) AccuRev
4 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.04%) MorphX
4 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.04%) Xcode
General
1 25 (26.04%) Advertising
2 20 (20.83%) Retail
3 18 (18.75%) Finance
4 10 (10.42%) Avionics
4 10 (10.42%) Legal
4 10 (10.42%) Military
5 8 (8.33%) Marketing
6 5 (5.21%) Publishing
7 4 (4.17%) Law
8 3 (3.13%) Banking
9 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.04%) Automotive
10 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (45.83%) Developer
2 12 (12.50%) Consultant
3 11 (11.46%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (8.33%) Analyst
4 8 (8.33%) Architect
4 8 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (7.29%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.25%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) CRM Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.50%) .NET
2 17 (17.71%) HTML
3 13 (13.54%) CSS
4 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 11 (11.46%) WPF
5 11 (11.46%) XML
6 10 (10.42%) DCOM
6 10 (10.42%) Web Services
7 8 (8.33%) WCF
8 7 (7.29%) MDX
9 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (4.17%) JSON
11 3 (3.13%) SOAP
12 2 (2.08%) 802.1X
12 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (2.08%) jQuery
12 2 (2.08%) Mason
12 2 (2.08%) REST
13 1 (1.04%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) User Experience
2 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) PKI
4 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.08%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.08%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.08%) Life Science
5 2 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.08%) Social Media
6 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.04%) Derivative
6 1 (1.04%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.04%) Equities
6 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.04%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.71%) Windows
2 8 (8.33%) Unix
3 3 (3.13%) Linux
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.08%) FreeBSD
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.04%) Android
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.04%) Solaris
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) CRM
2 31 (32.29%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.75%) Document Management
5 17 (17.71%) Case Management
5 17 (17.71%) Data Management
5 17 (17.71%) Scrum
6 12 (12.50%) OO
6 12 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 11 (11.46%) Migration
7 11 (11.46%) MVC
7 11 (11.46%) Software Testing
7 11 (11.46%) Web Development
8 10 (10.42%) SOLID
8 10 (10.42%) UML
9 8 (8.33%) Analytics
9 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 8 (8.33%) SDLC
9 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (43.75%) C#
2 31 (32.29%) SQL
3 11 (11.46%) C
3 11 (11.46%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.46%) VB
4 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 6 (6.25%) Java
6 4 (4.17%) PHP
7 3 (3.13%) Perl
7 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.04%) C++
9 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.04%) Python
9 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.04%) VBA
9 1 (1.04%) VC++
9 1 (1.04%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (22.92%) Degree
2 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.08%) CCDP
6 2 (2.08%) CCIE
6 2 (2.08%) CCNP
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.04%) CFA
7 1 (1.04%) CISA
7 1 (1.04%) CISM
7 1 (1.04%) CISSP
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.04%) MCITP
7 1 (1.04%) MCSE
7 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.04%) PMP
7 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.13%) vSphere
3 2 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.04%) XenApp
4 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Nessus
1 2 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.04%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.04%) MobiControl
2 1 (1.04%) PowerCLI
2 1 (1.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.04%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.04%) vRealize
2 1 (1.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.13%) Salesforce.com
3 21 (21.88%) Oracle
4 19 (19.79%) SAP
5 17 (17.71%) Infor
6 4 (4.17%) Adobe
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco
6 4 (4.17%) HP
6 4 (4.17%) VMware
7 3 (3.13%) Citrix
7 3 (3.13%) NetApp
8 2 (2.08%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.08%) BT
8 2 (2.08%) EMC
8 2 (2.08%) Serena
8 2 (2.08%) Spredfast
9 1 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (1.04%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.04%) SolidFire
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