Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 732 753
Rank change year-on-year -80 +21 +45
Contract jobs citing COM 66 98 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 58 98
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +7.40%
10th Percentile £213 £285 £275
90th Percentile £625 £548 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 1
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +143.90% +82.22%
10th Percentile £14.64 £47.50 £20.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £52.50 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +143.90% -35.94%

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 33,508 29,343 30,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.35% 32.03% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,545 20,306 21,176
UK median daily rate £470 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 376 416
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £41.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +9.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.63 £13.50
90th Percentile £67.35 £53.75 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.83% +9.33% +4.17%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Top 13 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 25 June 2018. 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 -74 58 £406 -4.41% 360
UK excluding London -53 35 £350 -17.65% 285
London -61 30 £525 +23.53% 99
Midlands -22 9 £363 -19.44% 50
North of England -29 8 £225 -51.35% 86
North West -15 7 £225 -51.35% 41
West Midlands -17 7 £250 -44.44% 26
Scotland - 7 £363 - 13
East of England -1 5 £313 -30.56% 33
South East -27 5 £403 +29.84% 69
East Midlands -11 2 £613 - 24
South West +4 1 £325 - 20
Yorkshire -21 1 £400 +6.67% 33

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) C#
3 20 (30.30%) SQL
3 20 (30.30%) .NET
4 19 (28.79%) SQL Server
4 19 (28.79%) Windows
5 15 (22.73%) Finance
5 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (21.21%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (18.18%) CRM
8 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (15.15%) SDLC
10 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
10 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
10 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET
11 9 (13.64%) MVC
12 8 (12.12%) HTML
12 8 (12.12%) SOA
12 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
12 8 (12.12%) Office 365
12 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (12.12%) Data Quality
13 7 (10.61%) HTML5
13 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
13 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
13 7 (10.61%) ITIL

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 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
4 6 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.12%) Office 365
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.55%) Serverless
4 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.03%) IaaS
4 2 (3.03%) PaaS
4 2 (3.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) VLAN
2 3 (4.55%) Firewall
3 2 (3.03%) DHCP
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (3.03%) MPLS
3 2 (3.03%) SSL
3 2 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (1.52%) LAN
4 1 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) Skype
4 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.52%) VoIP
4 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.06%) Power BI
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (3.03%) Data Lake
6 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.03%) MySQL
6 2 (3.03%) QlikView
6 2 (3.03%) Redis
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.52%) MS Access
7 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.09%) JIRA
2 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.06%) Hudson
4 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.55%) WiX
5 2 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.52%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.52%) MSI
6 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Law
3 5 (7.58%) Marketing
4 4 (6.06%) Advertising
4 4 (6.06%) Banking
5 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.03%) Billing
6 2 (3.03%) French Language
6 2 (3.03%) Front Office
7 1 (1.52%) Back Office
7 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (7.58%) Administrator
4 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Salesforce Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Salesforce Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.12%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.61%) HTML5
5 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (9.09%) CSS
5 6 (9.09%) REST
5 6 (9.09%) Visualforce
5 6 (9.09%) Web Services
6 4 (6.06%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (6.06%) J2EE
6 4 (6.06%) SOAP
6 4 (6.06%) WPF
6 4 (6.06%) XML
7 3 (4.55%) Angular 2
7 3 (4.55%) CSS3
7 3 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Fintech
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Wallet
5 1 (1.52%) Equities
5 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.52%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.18%) CRM
3 11 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (15.15%) SDLC
5 9 (13.64%) MVC
6 8 (12.12%) SOA
7 7 (10.61%) ITIL
7 7 (10.61%) Project Management
8 6 (9.09%) BPMN
8 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.09%) Migration
8 6 (9.09%) Web Development
9 5 (7.58%) Analytics
9 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.06%) Data Integration
10 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) C#
2 20 (30.30%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) Apex Code
3 6 (9.09%) C++
3 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.06%) Java
6 3 (4.55%) VC++
7 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.03%) Python
7 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.52%) C
8 1 (1.52%) Go
8 1 (1.52%) MUMPS
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) VB
8 1 (1.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) MCP
2 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) GDPR
2 2 (3.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) Docker
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.21%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (9.09%) Cisco
4 5 (7.58%) IBM
4 5 (7.58%) VMware
5 4 (6.06%) Citrix
5 4 (6.06%) Informatica
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle
5 4 (6.06%) Twitter
6 3 (4.55%) NetApp
6 3 (4.55%) Tableau
7 2 (3.03%) BT
7 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.03%) Google
7 2 (3.03%) Pardot
7 2 (3.03%) Yahoo!
8 1 (1.52%) Altiris
8 1 (1.52%) Capita
8 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.52%) Teradata