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 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 604 584
Rank change year-on-year +58 -20  
Contract jobs citing COM 35 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.086% 0.078%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 38 20
Median daily rate £388 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £285 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £518 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +28.57% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.90% -8.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +143.90% -35.93%  

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 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

COM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing COM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 May 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 29 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 34 £388 -13.88% 281
London +14 11 £368 -18.33% 98
East Midlands - 9 - - 9
Lincolnshire - 8 - - 1
East of England -4 6 £500 +42.85% 9
South East +29 4 £325 -13.33% 45
South West +15 3 - - 16
Essex -16 3 £450 +50.00% 4
City of London - 3 £360 - 16
Berkshire +18 2 - - 15
Cambridgeshire +5 2 - - 1
Somerset - 2 - - 5
New Malden - 2 - -
Yeovil - 2 - -
West Midlands +27 1 £450 +400.00% 34
Hampshire +19 1 - - 11
Wales +6 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 - 2
Surrey - 1 £325 - 5
Cardiff - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
South Wales - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £450 - 4
Leicestershire - 1 - - 2
Feltham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 4
Harlow - 1 £600 -
Welwyn - 1 £550 -
Loughborough - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 52 (52.00%) C#
4 45 (45.00%) .NET
5 43 (43.00%) Windows
6 39 (39.00%) SharePoint
7 36 (36.00%) CRM
7 36 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (36.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 35 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (31.00%) Advertising
10 30 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (30.00%) SQL
11 29 (29.00%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (25.00%) Oracle
13 24 (24.00%) SAP
13 24 (24.00%) Degree
14 23 (23.00%) Retail
14 23 (23.00%) Document Management
14 23 (23.00%) Office 365
15 22 (22.00%) Skype for Business
15 22 (22.00%) Yammer
15 22 (22.00%) Case Management
15 22 (22.00%) Data Management
15 22 (22.00%) Infor
16 19 (19.00%) Web Development
16 19 (19.00%) Dynamics AX
16 19 (19.00%) MVC
17 18 (18.00%) CSS

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 39 (39.00%) SharePoint
2 29 (29.00%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (22.00%) Skype for Business
4 12 (12.00%) IIS
5 8 (8.00%) ArcGIS
6 6 (6.00%) NServiceBus
7 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.00%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (36.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (19.00%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (4.00%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (4.00%) Unica
4 2 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.00%) Eloqua
5 1 (1.00%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.00%) Odoo
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (23.00%) Office 365
3 22 (22.00%) Yammer
4 11 (11.00%) IaaS
5 8 (8.00%) PaaS
6 4 (4.00%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.00%) SaaS
7 1 (1.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) Internet
1 4 (4.00%) Intranet
2 3 (3.00%) DMZ
2 3 (3.00%) Extranet
2 3 (3.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (2.00%) 802.11
3 2 (2.00%) ADSL
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.00%) Firewall
3 2 (2.00%) ICMP
3 2 (2.00%) IPsec
3 2 (2.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.00%) L2TP
3 2 (2.00%) MPLS
3 2 (2.00%) NAS
3 2 (2.00%) OSPF
3 2 (2.00%) RIP
3 2 (2.00%) SNMP
3 2 (2.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.00%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.00%) Power BI
6 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (4.00%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.00%) AccuRev
4 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) MorphX
4 1 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.00%) Xcode
General
1 31 (31.00%) Advertising
2 23 (23.00%) Retail
3 13 (13.00%) Finance
4 8 (8.00%) Avionics
4 8 (8.00%) Legal
4 8 (8.00%) Military
5 7 (7.00%) Marketing
6 5 (5.00%) Law
7 4 (4.00%) Publishing
8 2 (2.00%) Banking
9 1 (1.00%) Automotive
9 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.00%) Games
9 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (50.00%) Developer
2 19 (19.00%) .NET Developer
3 18 (18.00%) Consultant
4 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
6 8 (8.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 8 (8.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) CRM Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 6 (6.00%) Architect
8 6 (6.00%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) Report Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (45.00%) .NET
2 18 (18.00%) CSS
3 15 (15.00%) HTML
4 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (12.00%) Web Services
6 11 (11.00%) WCF
6 11 (11.00%) XML
7 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 9 (9.00%) WPF
8 8 (8.00%) DCOM
9 7 (7.00%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.00%) MDX
11 4 (4.00%) JSON
12 3 (3.00%) Mason
13 2 (2.00%) 802.1X
13 2 (2.00%) jQuery
13 2 (2.00%) REST
13 2 (2.00%) SOAP
13 2 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (11.00%) User Experience
2 5 (5.00%) Life Science
3 4 (4.00%) PKI
4 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.00%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.00%) Derivative
6 1 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.00%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.00%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.00%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) PMI
6 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Social Media
6 1 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.00%) Windows
2 7 (7.00%) Unix
3 2 (2.00%) FreeBSD
3 2 (2.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.00%) Android
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.00%) Solaris
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
1 36 (36.00%) CRM
2 35 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.00%) Document Management
4 22 (22.00%) Case Management
4 22 (22.00%) Data Management
5 19 (19.00%) MVC
5 19 (19.00%) Web Development
6 17 (17.00%) Scrum
7 14 (14.00%) TDD
8 11 (11.00%) OO
9 10 (10.00%) Migration
9 10 (10.00%) SDLC
9 10 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.00%) Business Analysis
10 9 (9.00%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
11 8 (8.00%) TOGAF
11 8 (8.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.00%) C#
2 30 (30.00%) SQL
3 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.00%) C
4 9 (9.00%) VB
5 6 (6.00%) Java
6 5 (5.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (4.00%) PHP
8 2 (2.00%) Perl
8 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.00%) C++
9 1 (1.00%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.00%) Python
9 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.00%) VBA
9 1 (1.00%) VC++
9 1 (1.00%) X++
9 1 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (24.00%) Degree
2 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.00%) CCDP
6 2 (2.00%) CCIE
6 2 (2.00%) CCNP
6 2 (2.00%) CISA
6 2 (2.00%) CISM
6 2 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (1.00%) CCNA
7 1 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) MCITP
7 1 (1.00%) MCSE
7 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.00%) PMP
7 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.00%) vSphere
3 2 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Nessus
1 2 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.00%) MobiControl
2 1 (1.00%) PowerCLI
2 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.00%) vRealize
2 1 (1.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 100 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
3 25 (25.00%) Oracle
4 24 (24.00%) SAP
5 22 (22.00%) Infor
6 5 (5.00%) HP
6 5 (5.00%) VMware
7 4 (4.00%) Adobe
7 4 (4.00%) Cisco
8 2 (2.00%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.00%) BT
8 2 (2.00%) Citrix
8 2 (2.00%) EMC
8 2 (2.00%) NetApp
9 1 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (1.00%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.00%) SolidFire
9 1 (1.00%) SOTI
9 1 (1.00%) Spredfast
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