Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 825 817 749
Rank change year-on-year -8 -68 +39
Contract jobs citing COM 46 62 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.062% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.19% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 99
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +33.33% -6.83%
10th Percentile £295 £236 £263
90th Percentile £630 £763 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +56.00% -10.78% -12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% -40.54% +19.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year +19.66% - -

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 34,007 32,235 30,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.15% 32.06% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,949 22,994 21,018
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.78% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 336 343
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.15 £18.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 24 January 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
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 24 January 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 +3 41 £525 +3.70% 939
UK excluding London -14 26 £488 +56.00% 775
London +18 18 £475 -8.43% 218
South East -1 12 £525 +223.08% 125
North of England -10 5 £558 - 282
North West -7 4 £558 - 132
South West -26 3 £525 +5.00% 66
Wales - 2 £400 - 17
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 4
East of England +9 1 - - 92
Scotland -4 1 £200 -13.04% 33
Yorkshire - 1 - - 110

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Finance
4 12 (26.09%) .NET
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (23.91%) C#
5 11 (23.91%) Windows
6 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 9 (19.57%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (19.57%) SQL
8 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.22%) Office 365
9 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (15.22%) Power BI
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (13.04%) Scrum
10 6 (13.04%) VMware
10 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
11 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
11 5 (10.87%) Web Services
11 5 (10.87%) Internet
11 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
11 5 (10.87%) Dynamics 365

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 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.17%) Drupal
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.35%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Social Studio
1 2 (4.35%) Sprinklr
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Office 365
3 5 (10.87%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (8.70%) SaaS
4 4 (8.70%) Serverless
5 2 (4.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Boomi
6 1 (2.17%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) Skype
3 2 (4.35%) VoIP
3 2 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Power BI
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.17%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Hudson
2 1 (2.17%) NUnit
2 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Automotive
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Front Office
3 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.35%) AWS Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (10.87%) Web Services
4 4 (8.70%) CSS
5 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.52%) HTML
5 3 (6.52%) SOAP
5 3 (6.52%) XML
6 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.35%) DCOM
6 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.35%) React
6 2 (4.35%) RESTful
7 1 (2.17%) Kafka
7 1 (2.17%) Kendo UI
7 1 (2.17%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Regular Expression
7 1 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) FMCG
4 2 (4.35%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.17%) Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (13.04%) Scrum
3 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.70%) Analytics
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) CRM
5 3 (6.52%) OO
5 3 (6.52%) TDD
5 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) ERP
6 2 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) MVC
6 2 (4.35%) Practice Management
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.35%) SOA
6 2 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) C#
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) MUMPS
5 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) JCL
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) GDPR
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.35%) GxP
3 1 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.17%) MiFID
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (13.04%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) Adobe
5 2 (4.35%) Dell
5 2 (4.35%) McAfee
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) CA
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) hybris
6 1 (2.17%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.17%) InterSystems
6 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.17%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) Telerik