Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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)
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 794 843
Rank change year-on-year +266 +49 -53
Contract jobs citing COM 20 51 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.056% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 38
Median daily rate £423 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.54% +16.80% -16.67%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £168
90th Percentile £494 £638 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £410 £358
% change year-on-year -23.78% +14.69% -20.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Median hourly rate - £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +9.33% -25.00%

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 10,686 28,928 35,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.34% 31.73% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,105 20,163 24,812
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £330 £333 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 319 352
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.91 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.29% +7.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £22.33 £19.66 £15.24
90th Percentile £63.98 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

COM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COM in the UK

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing COM.

Daily rate trend for COM in the UK

COM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing COM over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing COM.

Hourly rate trend for COM in the UK

COM
Top 9 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 8 August 2020. 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 +269 16 £423 -1.74% 318
London +202 11 £424 -19.29% 77
UK excluding London +215 4 £313 -23.78% 273
Work from Home -19 4 £425 +3.66% 86
South East +161 1 - - 66
North of England +108 1 £313 -20.38% 66
South West +92 1 £250 -28.57% 25
East of England +83 1 £450 - 22
Yorkshire +67 1 £313 -16.67% 24

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for COM.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) .NET
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Azure
5 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) Marketing
6 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Apex Code
7 3 (15.00%) AWS
7 3 (15.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (15.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) C++
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) VB

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 2 (10.00%) Oracle 10gAS
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.00%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Azure
2 3 (15.00%) AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 3 (15.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Power Platform
4 1 (5.00%) Force.com
4 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.00%) Power BI
1 2 (10.00%) TKPROF
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) Spotfire
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (5.00%) SilkTest
General
1 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Salesforce Architect
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.00%) DCOM
5 1 (5.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) Node.js
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (5.00%) React
5 1 (5.00%) Visualforce
5 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) Reinsurance
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) Apex Code
4 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.00%) C#
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) VB
6 2 (10.00%) C
6 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.00%) MUMPS
7 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) ForeScout
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Splunk
5 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.00%) HubSpot
5 1 (5.00%) Lotus
5 1 (5.00%) Pardot
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Tableau