Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 903 864
Rank change year-on-year +86 -39 -38
Contract jobs citing COM+ 23 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.006% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.076% 0.022% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 21
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £328 £363 £268
90th Percentile £556 £428 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £333
% change year-on-year +3.33% +12.78% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 30451 31245 30898
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.43% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21048 21814 20392
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 395 423
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.46% - +5.71%
10th Percentile £15.06 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.38 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.36% -1.35% +8.82%

COM+
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing COM+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for COM+ in the UK

COM+
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

COM+
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM+ over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM+ in the UK

COM+
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

COM+
Top 6 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +85 18 £450 +20.00%
UK excluding London +61 13 £388 +3.33%
London - 10 £475 -
South East +31 5 £390 -8.24%
Scotland - 5 £388 -
South West - 3 £400 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (78.26%) VB
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 12 (52.17%) C#
4 12 (52.17%) Oracle
5 11 (47.83%) PL/SQL
6 10 (43.48%) .NET
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (39.13%) JIRA
8 8 (34.78%) VB6
9 7 (30.43%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) UML
10 6 (26.09%) XML
10 6 (26.09%) Sybase
10 6 (26.09%) Atlassian
10 6 (26.09%) Confluence
10 6 (26.09%) Software Architecture
11 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
11 5 (21.74%) Logical Data Model
11 5 (21.74%) Physical Data Model
11 5 (21.74%) React
11 5 (21.74%) Coaching
11 5 (21.74%) SDLC
11 5 (21.74%) Ajax
11 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
11 5 (21.74%) Spring
11 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
11 5 (21.74%) Web Development
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server

COM+
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 6 (26.09%) Confluence
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LDAP
2 3 (13.04%) Modbus
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Subversion
2 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
2 5 (21.74%) VB Developer
2 5 (21.74%) VB6 Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.04%) J2EE Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Java Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Software Architect
4 3 (13.04%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Database Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Java Software Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) XML
3 5 (21.74%) Ajax
3 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) J2EE
3 5 (21.74%) React
3 5 (21.74%) Spring
3 5 (21.74%) Struts
4 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
4 3 (13.04%) DCOM
4 3 (13.04%) Vue.js
5 2 (8.70%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (26.09%) Software Architecture
3 6 (26.09%) UML
4 5 (21.74%) Coaching
4 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
4 5 (21.74%) Logical Data Model
4 5 (21.74%) Physical Data Model
4 5 (21.74%) SDLC
4 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
4 5 (21.74%) Web Development
5 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
5 4 (17.39%) OO
5 4 (17.39%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (17.39%) Process Management
5 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) VB
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 12 (52.17%) C#
5 11 (47.83%) PL/SQL
6 8 (34.78%) VB6
7 5 (21.74%) Java
7 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
8 3 (13.04%) C++
8 3 (13.04%) VBScript
9 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Atlassian
2 6 (26.09%) Sybase
3 5 (21.74%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.35%) Zerto