The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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)
England / London
Rank 374 410 398
Rank change year-on-year +36 -12  
Contract jobs citing COM 32 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 14
Median daily rate £375 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £594 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £401 £382
% change year-on-year -12.77% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6698 7045 6400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.80% 31.82% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 5272 4632
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 27
Median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in London

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM in London

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in London

COM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the London 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
City of London +9 7 £360 -26.15% 23
Feltham - 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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 London region with a requirement for COM.

1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (59.68%) MS Excel
2 37 (59.68%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (59.68%) Windows
3 36 (58.06%) SQL Server
4 35 (56.45%) CRM
4 35 (56.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 34 (54.84%) Salesforce.com
6 33 (53.23%) SharePoint
7 31 (50.00%) C#
7 31 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
7 31 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 30 (48.39%) Oracle
9 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (41.94%) Retail
11 25 (40.32%) SAP
12 24 (38.71%) Data Management
12 24 (38.71%) Document Management
12 24 (38.71%) Infor
12 24 (38.71%) Skype for Business
12 24 (38.71%) Office 365
12 24 (38.71%) Yammer
12 24 (38.71%) Case Management
13 23 (37.10%) SQL
14 22 (35.48%) .NET
14 22 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (32.26%) SDLC
16 19 (30.65%) Waterfall
17 17 (27.42%) Web Services

COM
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (53.23%) SharePoint
2 31 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (38.71%) Skype for Business
4 13 (20.97%) IIS
5 6 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.61%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (59.68%) MS Excel
2 14 (22.58%) MS Office
3 9 (14.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.45%) MS Project
5 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (56.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (22.58%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (6.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (4.84%) NetSuite
5 2 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (1.61%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (1.61%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (38.71%) Office 365
2 24 (38.71%) Yammer
3 7 (11.29%) IaaS
3 7 (11.29%) PaaS
4 3 (4.84%) Force.com
4 3 (4.84%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) 802.11
1 5 (8.06%) ADSL
1 5 (8.06%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (8.06%) EIGRP
1 5 (8.06%) HTTPS
1 5 (8.06%) ICMP
1 5 (8.06%) IPsec
1 5 (8.06%) iSCSI
1 5 (8.06%) L2TP
1 5 (8.06%) MPLS
1 5 (8.06%) NAS
1 5 (8.06%) OSPF
1 5 (8.06%) RIP
1 5 (8.06%) SNMP
1 5 (8.06%) SSH
1 5 (8.06%) X.509
2 4 (6.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 22 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (19.35%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.45%) Power BI
6 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.29%) JIRA
3 5 (8.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.61%) MorphX
5 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 26 (41.94%) Retail
2 15 (24.19%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Marketing
4 6 (9.68%) Legal
5 5 (8.06%) Law
6 4 (6.45%) Advertising
7 3 (4.84%) Banking
8 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
8 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
8 2 (3.23%) Publishing
9 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Developer
2 19 (30.65%) Consultant
3 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Consultant
4 14 (22.58%) CRM Consultant
5 11 (17.74%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 10 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Developer
7 9 (14.52%) CRM Technical Consultant
7 9 (14.52%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (12.90%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 7 (11.29%) Architect
10 6 (9.68%) CRM Architect
10 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM Architect
11 5 (8.06%) Dynamics AX Consultant
11 5 (8.06%) Technical Leader
12 4 (6.45%) Analyst
12 4 (6.45%) Integration Consultant
12 4 (6.45%) Report Developer
12 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
13 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) .NET
2 17 (27.42%) Web Services
3 13 (20.97%) WCF
4 11 (17.74%) XML
5 5 (8.06%) 802.1X
5 5 (8.06%) XML Messaging
5 5 (8.06%) XSD
6 4 (6.45%) HTML
6 4 (6.45%) MDX
7 3 (4.84%) Mason
7 3 (4.84%) Visualforce
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (3.23%) CSS
8 2 (3.23%) REST
8 2 (3.23%) SOAP
9 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Life Science
3 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.23%) Equities
4 2 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.61%) Derivative
5 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 37 (59.68%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) FreeBSD
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.61%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Business Intelligence
2 35 (56.45%) CRM
3 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (38.71%) Case Management
4 24 (38.71%) Data Management
4 24 (38.71%) Document Management
5 20 (32.26%) SDLC
6 19 (30.65%) Waterfall
7 13 (20.97%) Business Analysis
7 13 (20.97%) Scrum
7 13 (20.97%) TDD
8 12 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (19.35%) Integration Testing
8 12 (19.35%) TOGAF
8 12 (19.35%) Zachman Framework
9 7 (11.29%) ERP
9 7 (11.29%) Logistics
9 7 (11.29%) Migration
9 7 (11.29%) Presales
10 6 (9.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) C#
2 23 (37.10%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) Java
4 4 (6.45%) C++
4 4 (6.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (4.84%) Apex Code
5 3 (4.84%) C
5 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.61%) VBA
7 1 (1.61%) VC++
7 1 (1.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) CCNP
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.45%) CCDP
3 4 (6.45%) CCIE
4 3 (4.84%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.84%) PMP
4 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) CISSP
5 2 (3.23%) CLAS
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CBAP
6 1 (1.61%) MCITP
6 1 (1.61%) MCSE
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.68%) vSphere
3 5 (8.06%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Nessus
1 5 (8.06%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.61%) PowerCLI
2 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (54.84%) Salesforce.com
3 30 (48.39%) Oracle
4 25 (40.32%) SAP
5 24 (38.71%) Infor
6 6 (9.68%) HP
6 6 (9.68%) VMware
7 5 (8.06%) BT
7 5 (8.06%) Cisco
8 3 (4.84%) Siebel
9 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.61%) EMC
9 1 (1.61%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.61%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Informatica
9 1 (1.61%) KANA
9 1 (1.61%) NetApp
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.61%) Remedy
9 1 (1.61%) Serena
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