The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for DCOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DCOM over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
UK / Scotland
Rank - - 127
Contract jobs citing DCOM 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.068%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +23.07% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.27% -  

DCOM 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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 519 575 595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.61% 22.18% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 335 357
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

DCOM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing DCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for DCOM in Scotland

DCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DCOM in Scotland

DCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DCOM in Scotland