Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 841 863
Rank change year-on-year -29 +22 -26
Contract jobs citing COM+ 8 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.025% 0.050% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
UK median daily rate £525 £400 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +22.61% +24.29%
10th Percentile £468 £313 £295
90th Percentile £543 £469 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £400 £326
% change year-on-year +34.38% +22.61% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

COM+ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 31,963 29,995 31,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.09% 31.47% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,794 20,671 21,544
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 335 587
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.25 £15.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% +8.70%

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 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 5 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 22 January 2018. 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 -8 7 £525 +31.25% 12
London -32 6 £498 - 5
UK excluding London +1 2 £538 +34.38% 5
South East -29 1 £538 +26.47% 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) VB
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (50.00%) Confluence
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) UML
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) Sybase
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
6 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
7 1 (12.50%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) Data Management
7 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (12.50%) IIS
7 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (12.50%) CSS
7 1 (12.50%) CRM

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 4 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Siebel CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Software Architect
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Architect
3 2 (25.00%) XML Architect
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) ASP Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) HTML Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) UML
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (37.50%) Sybase
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Siebel