The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 April 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.

COM+ (COM Plus)
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 653 645
Rank change year-on-year +44 -8  
Contract jobs citing COM+ 8 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.038% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 10
Median daily rate £425 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £415 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14843 15590 14993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.50% 27.88% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10290 10886 9706
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 198 201
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £11.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM+ in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM+ over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM+ in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM+ in the UK

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Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
England +50 8 £425 +13.33% 1
London - 4 £475 -
South West - 3 £400 -
Bristol - 2 £363 -
South East +20 1 £300 -29.41%
City of London - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for COM+.

1 12 (66.67%) C#
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) C++
3 9 (50.00%) VB
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
6 5 (27.78%) .NET
6 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Coaching
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 4 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (22.22%) SDLC
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) WMI
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) Process Management
8 3 (16.67%) VB6
8 3 (16.67%) Subversion
8 3 (16.67%) VBScript
8 3 (16.67%) DCOM
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) Project Management
8 3 (16.67%) Modbus
8 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (11.11%) Confluence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Modbus
3 2 (11.11%) LDAP
3 2 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Subversion
2 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) DCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) Spring
3 2 (11.11%) Struts
3 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Coaching
1 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (22.22%) Process Management
2 4 (22.22%) SDLC
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) C++
3 9 (50.00%) VB
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 3 (16.67%) VB6
6 3 (16.67%) VBScript
7 2 (11.11%) Java
7 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) Sybase
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) VMware