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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
UK
Rank 525 566 588
Rank change year-on-year +41 +22  
Contract jobs citing COM 61 64 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.43% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 56 14
Median daily rate £375 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £382
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 13899 14787 13862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.29% 28.00% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 10237 8968
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in the UK

COM
Top 30 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 22 March 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 +46 59 £375 -16.66% 266
London +17 32 £375 -25.00% 105
South East +23 11 £310 -31.11% 44
City of London +5 7 £360 -26.15% 21
Essex -3 7 £450 +50.00% 2
East of England -14 7 £450 +11.80% 14
Hampshire +23 4 £300 -7.69% 8
Lincolnshire - 3 - - 2
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 16
North West +33 2 £463 - 32
Berkshire +21 2 £388 -13.88% 13
West Midlands +18 2 £350 -20.00% 21
Manchester +14 2 £463 - 19
Wales +12 2 - - 2
South Wales - 2 - - 2
Birmingham - 2 £350 - 9
Cardiff - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £331 -
Southampton - 2 £330 - 2
Surrey +14 1 £325 - 6
South West +1 1 - - 12
North East -6 1 £550 +83.33% 6
Yeovil - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £600 -
Slough - 1 £300 -
Somerset - 1 - - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 - 5

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 71 (56.80%) SQL Server
3 63 (50.40%) C#
4 60 (48.00%) .NET
5 57 (45.60%) MS Excel
6 56 (44.80%) Windows
7 53 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (40.80%) SharePoint
8 51 (40.80%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (39.20%) CRM
10 49 (39.20%) Dynamics CRM
11 45 (36.00%) Oracle
12 44 (35.20%) BizTalk Server
12 44 (35.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 41 (32.80%) SAP
14 39 (31.20%) Retail
14 39 (31.20%) Infor
14 39 (31.20%) Office 365
15 38 (30.40%) Advertising
15 38 (30.40%) Document Management
16 37 (29.60%) Data Management
16 37 (29.60%) Skype for Business
16 37 (29.60%) Yammer
16 37 (29.60%) Case Management
17 34 (27.20%) SQL
18 29 (23.20%) MVC
19 28 (22.40%) Dynamics AX
20 26 (20.80%) Web Development
21 25 (20.00%) JavaScript

COM
Top Related 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 51 (40.80%) SharePoint
2 44 (35.20%) BizTalk Server
3 37 (29.60%) Skype for Business
4 15 (12.00%) IIS
5 7 (5.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.40%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.80%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (45.60%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.60%) MS Office
3 9 (7.20%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.20%) MS Project
5 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.80%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.80%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.80%) InVision
6 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (39.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (22.40%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (4.80%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (4.80%) Unica
4 4 (3.20%) NetSuite
4 4 (3.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.80%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.80%) Odoo
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.80%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 44 (35.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (31.20%) Office 365
3 37 (29.60%) Yammer
4 9 (7.20%) IaaS
5 8 (6.40%) PaaS
6 5 (4.00%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (2.40%) Force.com
7 3 (2.40%) Veeva
8 2 (1.60%) GitHub
9 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) HTTPS
2 6 (4.80%) X.509
3 5 (4.00%) 802.11
3 5 (4.00%) ADSL
3 5 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (4.00%) EIGRP
3 5 (4.00%) ICMP
3 5 (4.00%) IPsec
3 5 (4.00%) iSCSI
3 5 (4.00%) L2TP
3 5 (4.00%) MPLS
3 5 (4.00%) NAS
3 5 (4.00%) OSPF
3 5 (4.00%) RIP
3 5 (4.00%) SNMP
3 5 (4.00%) SSH
4 4 (3.20%) HTTP
5 3 (2.40%) Intranet
6 2 (1.60%) Firewall
7 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (56.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (13.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.60%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.20%) Power BI
7 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.20%) JIRA
3 5 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.40%) Xcode
5 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.60%) JUnit
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.80%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.80%) MorphX
6 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (31.20%) Retail
2 38 (30.40%) Advertising
3 17 (13.60%) Finance
4 9 (7.20%) Marketing
5 6 (4.80%) Legal
6 5 (4.00%) Law
7 3 (2.40%) Avionics
7 3 (2.40%) Banking
7 3 (2.40%) Military
8 2 (1.60%) Games
8 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (50.40%) Developer
2 27 (21.60%) .NET Developer
3 26 (20.80%) Consultant
4 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Consultant
5 15 (12.00%) CRM Consultant
6 12 (9.60%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 11 (8.80%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
9 9 (7.20%) Architect
9 9 (7.20%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 9 (7.20%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (6.40%) Analyst
10 8 (6.40%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 7 (5.60%) C# Developer
11 7 (5.60%) CRM Developer
12 6 (4.80%) CRM Architect
12 6 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM Architect
12 6 (4.80%) Technical Leader
13 5 (4.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
13 5 (4.00%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (48.00%) .NET
2 24 (19.20%) CSS
3 23 (18.40%) XML
4 20 (16.00%) HTML
5 19 (15.20%) Web Services
6 15 (12.00%) WCF
7 14 (11.20%) ASP.NET
8 10 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (7.20%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (6.40%) JSON
11 6 (4.80%) XML Messaging
11 6 (4.80%) XSD
12 5 (4.00%) 802.1X
13 4 (3.20%) Mason
13 4 (3.20%) MDX
13 4 (3.20%) WPF
13 4 (3.20%) XSLT
14 3 (2.40%) DCOM
14 3 (2.40%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.40%) Life Science
3 6 (4.80%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.60%) Animation
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.60%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.60%) Equities
4 2 (1.60%) iPhone
4 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.80%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (0.80%) Derivative
5 1 (0.80%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.80%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.80%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (44.80%) Windows
2 11 (8.80%) Unix
3 5 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.20%) FreeBSD
5 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.60%) Linux
6 2 (1.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.80%) Android
7 1 (0.80%) Solaris
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 49 (39.20%) CRM
4 38 (30.40%) Document Management
5 37 (29.60%) Case Management
5 37 (29.60%) Data Management
6 29 (23.20%) MVC
7 26 (20.80%) Web Development
8 21 (16.80%) SDLC
8 21 (16.80%) TDD
8 21 (16.80%) Waterfall
9 15 (12.00%) Scrum
10 14 (11.20%) Business Analysis
11 12 (9.60%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (9.60%) Integration Testing
11 12 (9.60%) TOGAF
11 12 (9.60%) Zachman Framework
12 10 (8.00%) Migration
13 9 (7.20%) Analytics
14 8 (6.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 63 (50.40%) C#
2 34 (27.20%) SQL
3 25 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.80%) Java
5 6 (4.80%) C++
5 6 (4.80%) PHP
6 5 (4.00%) C
6 5 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (3.20%) VB
8 3 (2.40%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.40%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.40%) XPath
9 2 (1.60%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.60%) Perl
9 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.80%) Python
10 1 (0.80%) VBA
10 1 (0.80%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) Degree
2 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.80%) CISSP
4 5 (4.00%) CCNP
4 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.20%) CCDP
5 4 (3.20%) CCIE
5 4 (3.20%) CISA
5 4 (3.20%) CISM
5 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.40%) PMP
7 2 (1.60%) CLAS
7 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.80%) CBAP
8 1 (0.80%) CCNA
8 1 (0.80%) MCITP
8 1 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.20%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.80%) vSphere
4 5 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Nessus
1 5 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.80%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.80%) PowerCLI
2 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.80%) vRealize
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 51 (40.80%) Salesforce.com
3 45 (36.00%) Oracle
4 41 (32.80%) SAP
5 39 (31.20%) Infor
6 9 (7.20%) VMware
7 8 (6.40%) Cisco
7 8 (6.40%) HP
8 6 (4.80%) Adobe
9 5 (4.00%) BT
10 3 (2.40%) NetApp
10 3 (2.40%) Siebel
11 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.60%) EMC
12 1 (0.80%) Conga
12 1 (0.80%) Pardot
12 1 (0.80%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.80%) SolidFire
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