Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 777 806 809
Rank change year-on-year +29 +3 -10
Contract jobs citing COM 81 103 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.095% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 79 35
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £355 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £526 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +32.14% +11.11% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.90% +57.69% -
10th Percentile £47.50 £20.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £20.75 £54.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +143.90% -35.94% -

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 31025 31271 30884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.82% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21421 21866 20516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 376 475
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +9.77%

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 19 August 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 14 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 19 August 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 +40 79 £450 - 250
UK excluding London +55 44 £463 +32.14% 164
London +27 37 £450 -5.26% 87
Midlands +41 14 £463 -7.50% 40
East Midlands - 12 - - 11
South East +15 8 £436 +16.26% 53
South West +12 8 - - 8
East of England -29 8 £500 +66.67% 9
North of England +67 4 £463 +413.89% 48
West Midlands +43 2 £463 +413.89% 29
North West +34 2 £463 - 27
Wales +7 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +26 1 £375 +316.67% 18
North East - 1 £550 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 81 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (35.80%) .NET
3 27 (33.33%) C#
3 27 (33.33%) CRM
4 26 (32.10%) Windows
4 26 (32.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (30.86%) SQL
5 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
6 21 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (23.46%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (23.46%) Degree
8 18 (22.22%) Advertising
8 18 (22.22%) Migration
8 18 (22.22%) SharePoint
9 17 (20.99%) Finance
10 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 14 (17.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
12 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
12 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (14.81%) Scrum
14 11 (13.58%) Legal
14 11 (13.58%) Software Testing
14 11 (13.58%) MDX
14 11 (13.58%) WPF
14 11 (13.58%) VB
14 11 (13.58%) Oracle
14 11 (13.58%) OO

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 18 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 11 (13.58%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (12.35%) ArcGIS
4 8 (9.88%) NServiceBus
5 7 (8.64%) Skype for Business
6 6 (7.41%) IIS
7 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.23%) Confluence
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (12.35%) MS Visio
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.94%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (3.70%) Eloqua
4 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (1.23%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.23%) Odoo
5 1 (1.23%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (1.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (12.35%) Office 365
2 8 (9.88%) IaaS
3 7 (8.64%) Yammer
4 4 (4.94%) PaaS
5 3 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.47%) SaaS
7 1 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.23%) Force.com
7 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) Link 16
2 5 (6.17%) Internet
3 4 (4.94%) DMZ
3 4 (4.94%) Extranet
3 4 (4.94%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (4.94%) VLAN
4 2 (2.47%) 802.11
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.47%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.47%) Firewall
4 2 (2.47%) ICMP
4 2 (2.47%) Intranet
4 2 (2.47%) IPsec
4 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.47%) L2TP
4 2 (2.47%) MPLS
4 2 (2.47%) NAS
4 2 (2.47%) OSPF
4 2 (2.47%) RIP
4 2 (2.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (17.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (13.58%) Power BI
5 9 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (7.41%) PowerPivot
8 5 (6.17%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.23%) MySQL
10 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) JIRA
2 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.23%) AccuRev
4 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.23%) JMeter
4 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.23%) Selenium
4 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (22.22%) Advertising
2 17 (20.99%) Finance
3 11 (13.58%) Legal
4 10 (12.35%) Avionics
4 10 (12.35%) Military
4 10 (12.35%) Retail
5 7 (8.64%) Marketing
6 5 (6.17%) Banking
7 4 (4.94%) Law
7 4 (4.94%) Publishing
8 1 (1.23%) Automotive
8 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) Developer
2 9 (11.11%) Architect
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
2 9 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (9.88%) C# Software Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) CRM Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Power BI Developer
3 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) SSRS Developer
7 4 (4.94%) CRM Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.80%) .NET
2 11 (13.58%) MDX
2 11 (13.58%) WPF
3 10 (12.35%) DCOM
3 10 (12.35%) HTML
4 9 (11.11%) CSS
5 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.41%) XML
7 5 (6.17%) Web Services
8 4 (4.94%) WCF
9 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (3.70%) J2EE
9 3 (3.70%) jQuery
9 3 (3.70%) Visualforce
10 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.47%) SOAP
11 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.23%) HTML5
11 1 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) User Experience
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) PKI
3 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.70%) Social Media
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.47%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Derivative
6 1 (1.23%) Equities
6 1 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.23%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.23%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.23%) PMI
6 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Unix
3 3 (3.70%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.23%) Solaris
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) CRM
2 21 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (22.22%) Migration
4 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
5 12 (14.81%) Scrum
6 11 (13.58%) OO
6 11 (13.58%) Software Testing
6 11 (13.58%) Test Strategy
7 10 (12.35%) SOLID
7 10 (12.35%) UML
8 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.88%) Document Management
10 7 (8.64%) Case Management
10 7 (8.64%) Data Management
10 7 (8.64%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
11 6 (7.41%) Logical Data Model
11 6 (7.41%) Physical Data Model
11 6 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.33%) C#
2 25 (30.86%) SQL
3 11 (13.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 11 (13.58%) VB
4 10 (12.35%) C
5 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.17%) Java
8 3 (3.70%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.23%) C++
10 1 (1.23%) PHP
10 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.23%) Python
10 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.23%) VBScript
10 1 (1.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Degree
2 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.47%) CCDP
7 2 (2.47%) CCIE
7 2 (2.47%) CCNP
8 1 (1.23%) CCNA
8 1 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.23%) CFA
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.23%) PMP
8 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) MIL-STD-1553
2 3 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.70%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) SLA
4 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) vSphere
4 2 (2.47%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Nessus
1 2 (2.47%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.23%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.23%) MobiControl
2 1 (1.23%) PowerCLI
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.23%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.23%) vRealize
2 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.46%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (13.58%) Oracle
4 10 (12.35%) SAP
5 7 (8.64%) Infor
6 6 (7.41%) HP
7 5 (6.17%) Cisco
7 5 (6.17%) VMware
8 4 (4.94%) IBM
8 4 (4.94%) Informatica
9 3 (3.70%) Citrix
9 3 (3.70%) NetApp
9 3 (3.70%) Spredfast
10 2 (2.47%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.47%) BT
10 2 (2.47%) EMC
11 1 (1.23%) Epicor
11 1 (1.23%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.23%) Sage