Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 774 515 778
Rank change year-on-year -259 +263 +61
Contract jobs citing COM 47 21 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.065% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 26
10th Percentile £284 £323 £203
25th Percentile £353 £411 £335
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £406
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +10.77% -7.14%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £495
90th Percentile £671 £623 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £538 £375
% change year-on-year -30.23% +43.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.00

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 25,312 9,989 26,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.76% 31.05% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,241 7,085 18,380
10th Percentile £368 £313 £338
25th Percentile £431 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £440 £440
% change year-on-year +7.95% - +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 74 245
10th Percentile £17.95 £22.80 £20.03
25th Percentile £29.85 £30.47 £31.25
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +7.95%
75th Percentile £63.38 £54.52 £53.00
90th Percentile £73.45 £66.00 £73.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £46.25 £43.75
% change year-on-year +5.95% +5.71% +5.42%

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 26 October 2021.

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 12 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 26 October 2021. 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 -214 40 £388 -13.89% 621
London -206 20 £485 +7.78% 196
UK excluding London -152 19 £375 -30.23% 459
Work from Home -210 11 £500 -16.67% 296
South East - 10 £363 - 83
Midlands - 7 £400 - 109
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 39
Yorkshire -57 1 £750 +140.00% 26
South West -58 1 £400 -37.01% 30
North of England -83 1 £750 +140.00% 153
West Midlands - 1 £600 - 70
North West - 1 £750 - 73

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (31.91%) Marketing
3 14 (29.79%) Azure
4 13 (27.66%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (27.66%) Project Management
5 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
5 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (25.53%) Analytics
5 12 (25.53%) Virtual Team
5 12 (25.53%) Power Platform
5 12 (25.53%) Social Skills
6 11 (23.40%) Power BI
7 10 (21.28%) B2B Marketing
7 10 (21.28%) Windows
7 10 (21.28%) B2B
7 10 (21.28%) SLA
8 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
8 9 (19.15%) Mathematics
8 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.15%) Campaign Management
8 9 (19.15%) Tableau
8 9 (19.15%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (17.02%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (17.02%) Finance
9 8 (17.02%) SQL
10 7 (14.89%) ERP
10 7 (14.89%) Migration
10 7 (14.89%) Microsoft 365
10 7 (14.89%) DevOps

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 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (6.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) NetSuite
2 5 (10.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.13%) Eloqua
3 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Azure
2 12 (25.53%) Power Platform
3 8 (17.02%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (14.89%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 4 (8.51%) PaaS
6 3 (6.38%) AWS
6 3 (6.38%) PowerApps
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Stack
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Storage
7 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.13%) Force.com
7 1 (2.13%) IaaS
7 1 (2.13%) SaaS
7 1 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 3 (6.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
4 1 (2.13%) PBX
4 1 (2.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) Power BI
2 9 (19.15%) Tableau
3 4 (8.51%) Data Lake
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Chocolatey
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (31.91%) Marketing
2 12 (25.53%) Social Skills
3 9 (19.15%) Organisational Skills
4 8 (17.02%) Finance
5 5 (10.64%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.38%) Retail
7 2 (4.26%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (2.13%) Games
8 1 (2.13%) German Language
8 1 (2.13%) Legal
8 1 (2.13%) Public Sector
8 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Marketing Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) SEO Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Data Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Development Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Release Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.13%) Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.13%) CORBA
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) React
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Spring
4 1 (2.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Virtual Team
2 3 (6.38%) PKI
2 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.38%) Wiki
3 2 (4.26%) iPad
3 2 (4.26%) iPhone
3 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows 10
3 5 (10.64%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Project Management
2 12 (25.53%) Analytics
3 10 (21.28%) B2B
3 10 (21.28%) B2B Marketing
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.15%) Campaign Management
4 9 (19.15%) Mathematics
5 7 (14.89%) DevOps
5 7 (14.89%) ERP
5 7 (14.89%) Migration
6 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.51%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (6.38%) Change Control
8 3 (6.38%) ETL
8 3 (6.38%) ITIL
8 3 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.38%) Scrum
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) X++
6 1 (2.13%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) Formula Language
6 1 (2.13%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) SOQL
6 1 (2.13%) SOSL
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (6.38%) CCNA
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) VCAP
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.13%) PMO
3 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Docker
3 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Nessus
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) vRealize
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (10.64%) JD Edwards
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco
4 4 (8.51%) Databricks
5 3 (6.38%) Adobe
6 2 (4.26%) Cognos
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle
6 2 (4.26%) Veeam
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.13%) Apttus
7 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) NetCracker
7 1 (2.13%) PayPal
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) Reuters
7 1 (2.13%) Siebel
7 1 (2.13%) Trend Micro