Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 792 841 786
Rank change year-on-year +49 -55 +23
Contract jobs citing COM 51 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.063% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 35
UK median daily rate £437 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.65% -13.89% -
10th Percentile £289 £153 £355
90th Percentile £639 £636 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £358 £463
% change year-on-year +14.69% -22.70% +32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 13
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -25.00% +143.90%
10th Percentile £18.90 £14.08 £47.50
90th Percentile £42.70 £43.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +9.33% -25.00% +143.90%

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 28,543 35,488 31,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.60% 34.44% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,889 25,056 21,581
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £320 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 346 386
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.56 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £60.23 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +11.11%

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 18 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 August 2019. 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 +52 46 £425 +1.49% 1,217
UK excluding London +40 37 £410 +14.69% 1,039
North of England +26 16 £375 +66.67% 343
London +38 14 £525 +7.69% 260
South East +28 13 £425 +5.59% 217
Yorkshire +25 9 £375 -6.25% 115
North West +9 7 £410 +82.22% 192
Wales - 3 £500 - 21
South West -21 2 £350 +7.69% 91
Scotland +29 1 - - 57
East of England +27 1 - - 104
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Windows
3 13 (25.49%) C#
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
4 12 (23.53%) .NET
4 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (21.57%) CRM
6 10 (19.61%) CSS
7 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
7 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
8 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
8 8 (15.69%) Finance
8 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (15.69%) Apex Code
8 8 (15.69%) Degree
9 7 (13.73%) Oracle
9 7 (13.73%) DevOps
10 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
10 6 (11.76%) C++
10 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (11.76%) SCCM
10 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (9.80%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (9.80%) Data Protection
11 5 (9.80%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (9.80%) JIRA

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 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) Mule
2 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) FileZilla
4 1 (1.96%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.80%) Power Platform
4 4 (7.84%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (7.84%) Office 365
4 4 (7.84%) SaaS
4 4 (7.84%) Serverless
5 3 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (5.88%) PaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.92%) IaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.96%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.96%) Lucidchart
7 1 (1.96%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (1.96%) NFC
1 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.96%) Skype
1 1 (1.96%) SSH
1 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) Power BI
3 3 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.96%) Big Data
5 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.96%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.96%) GIS
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) MS Access
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.96%) Redis
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.80%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.96%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Marketing
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Avionics
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Consultant
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Salesforce Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Digital Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) CSS
3 5 (9.80%) MFC
3 5 (9.80%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.84%) HTML
5 3 (5.88%) Visualforce
5 3 (5.88%) Web Services
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.92%) HTML5
6 2 (3.92%) LAMP
6 2 (3.92%) MDX
6 2 (3.92%) Node.js
6 2 (3.92%) RESTful
6 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.96%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.96%) React
7 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.80%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Contactless
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) iPad
3 1 (1.96%) iPhone
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.96%) Social Media
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.92%) Android
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.96%) Unix
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) CRM
2 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.73%) DevOps
4 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.80%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
5 5 (9.80%) Data Protection
5 5 (9.80%) Scrum
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (7.84%) Migration
6 4 (7.84%) OO
6 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Analytics
7 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Time Management
7 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
8 2 (3.92%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (3.92%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) C#
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) Apex Code
5 6 (11.76%) C++
6 5 (9.80%) Python
7 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (3.92%) Go
8 2 (3.92%) Java
8 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.92%) VB
8 2 (3.92%) VBA
9 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.96%) Korn
9 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.96%) VB6
9 1 (1.96%) VBScript
9 1 (1.96%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) CCA
3 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.96%) HNC
3 1 (1.96%) HND
3 1 (1.96%) MCP
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 1 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Firmware
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.96%) Terraform
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (13.73%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Informatica
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) Clearswift
6 1 (1.96%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.96%) McAfee
6 1 (1.96%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Tableau
6 1 (1.96%) Twitter