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 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)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 408 395
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13  
Contract jobs citing COM 11 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.053% 0.088% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.27% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 14
Median daily rate £500 £450 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £450 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £545 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +28.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £9.50
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 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 7413 7002 7336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.85% 32.37% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5507 5376 5334
Median daily rate £480 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 23 51
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
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 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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
City of London - 2 £460 - 20
Feltham - 1 - -
COM
England

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 London region with a requirement for COM.

1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (58.14%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
4 21 (48.84%) Windows
5 19 (44.19%) CRM
5 19 (44.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (41.86%) SharePoint
6 18 (41.86%) C#
7 17 (39.53%) SQL
7 17 (39.53%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (34.88%) Finance
9 15 (34.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (32.56%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (30.23%) Oracle
11 13 (30.23%) Retail
12 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (27.91%) Office 365
12 12 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (25.58%) Infor
13 11 (25.58%) Yammer
13 11 (25.58%) Skype for Business
13 11 (25.58%) Data Management
13 11 (25.58%) Document Management
13 11 (25.58%) .NET
13 11 (25.58%) SAP
13 11 (25.58%) Case Management
14 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (23.26%) Legal
14 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills

COM
Co-occurring 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 18 (41.86%) SharePoint
2 17 (39.53%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (25.58%) Skype for Business
4 6 (13.95%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (13.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (18.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.33%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (27.91%) Office 365
3 11 (25.58%) Yammer
4 5 (11.63%) IaaS
4 5 (11.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) 802.11
1 2 (4.65%) ADSL
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.65%) EIGRP
1 2 (4.65%) ICMP
1 2 (4.65%) IPsec
1 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.65%) L2TP
1 2 (4.65%) MPLS
1 2 (4.65%) NAS
1 2 (4.65%) OSPF
1 2 (4.65%) RIP
1 2 (4.65%) SNMP
1 2 (4.65%) SSH
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (18.60%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (16.28%) Power BI
6 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.98%) PowerPivot
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) MorphX
4 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.33%) Xcode
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Retail
3 10 (23.26%) Legal
4 6 (13.95%) Advertising
5 4 (9.30%) Law
6 3 (6.98%) Marketing
6 3 (6.98%) Publishing
7 2 (4.65%) Banking
7 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) CRM Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (16.28%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Consultant
4 7 (16.28%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (13.95%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (11.63%) Architect
6 5 (11.63%) CRM Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 5 (11.63%) Power BI Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Report Developer
7 4 (9.30%) SSRS Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Content Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) Web Services
3 7 (16.28%) MDX
4 6 (13.95%) WCF
5 4 (9.30%) HTML
5 4 (9.30%) XML
6 2 (4.65%) 802.1X
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.65%) REST
6 2 (4.65%) SOAP
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (2.33%) Flash
7 1 (2.33%) iOS SDK
7 1 (2.33%) Mason
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Life Science
3 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.33%) Derivative
4 1 (2.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.33%) Equities
4 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) FreeBSD
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (44.19%) CRM
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.58%) Case Management
4 11 (25.58%) Data Management
4 11 (25.58%) Document Management
5 8 (18.60%) Scrum
5 8 (18.60%) SDLC
6 7 (16.28%) Business Analysis
6 7 (16.28%) Data Modelling
6 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Migration
6 7 (16.28%) TOGAF
6 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.28%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (11.63%) ERP
7 5 (11.63%) Logistics
7 5 (11.63%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) C#
2 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (6.98%) Perl
4 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) C
5 2 (4.65%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) VC++
6 1 (2.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) CCDP
2 2 (4.65%) CCIE
2 2 (4.65%) CCNP
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CFA
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) vSphere
3 2 (4.65%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Nessus
1 2 (4.65%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.33%) PowerCLI
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (30.23%) Oracle
4 11 (25.58%) Infor
4 11 (25.58%) SAP
5 3 (6.98%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) VMware
6 2 (4.65%) BT
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) Serena
7 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) IBM
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) SimCorp
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