Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 811 791
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20 +30
Contract jobs citing COM 73 70 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 90
UK median daily rate £445 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £169 £313 £249
90th Percentile £616 £619 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +1.65% +19.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -32.00% - -

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 35,987 32,733 32,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.85% 32.27% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,384 23,100 22,314
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 374 373
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.15 £14.36
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.84% +8.67% -

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 19 November 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 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Top 15 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 19 November 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 -2 65 £450 -10.00% 1,221
UK excluding London +13 42 £400 +6.67% 1,080
London -6 29 £450 -12.20% 250
South East -16 14 £483 +168.06% 150
North of England -10 9 £383 +2.00% 359
North West -12 7 £365 - 177
South West -25 5 £425 -15.00% 100
Scotland - 5 £288 - 69
East of England 0 3 - - 103
Midlands -19 3 £613 +44.12% 271
Yorkshire -10 2 £400 +6.67% 126
West Midlands -22 2 - - 187
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 7
East Midlands +3 1 £613 - 84
Wales - 1 - - 33

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.51%) Windows
3 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (21.92%) SQL
4 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (20.55%) C#
5 15 (20.55%) Finance
6 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
6 14 (19.18%) .NET
7 13 (17.81%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
9 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
9 10 (13.70%) Office 365
10 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (10.96%) Scrum
11 8 (10.96%) Power BI
12 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (9.59%) Cisco
12 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET
13 6 (8.22%) ITIL
13 6 (8.22%) Oracle
13 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
13 6 (8.22%) Project Management
13 6 (8.22%) VMware
13 6 (8.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Drupal
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.37%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (2.74%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Social Studio
1 2 (2.74%) Sprinklr
2 1 (1.37%) assyst
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.70%) Office 365
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (8.22%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (8.22%) SaaS
4 6 (8.22%) Serverless
5 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (1.37%) GitHub
6 1 (1.37%) IaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Lucidchart
6 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Internet
2 4 (5.48%) Firewall
3 2 (2.74%) Skype
3 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) VPN
4 1 (1.37%) DNS
4 1 (1.37%) Intranet
4 1 (1.37%) LAN
4 1 (1.37%) MPLS
4 1 (1.37%) NAS
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) SAN
4 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.37%) WAN
4 1 (1.37%) Wireless
4 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) Power BI
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.74%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (2.74%) MySQL
8 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.37%) MS Access
8 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.37%) QlikView
8 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.74%) JIRA
3 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) Hudson
4 1 (1.37%) Mocha
4 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Advertising
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
2 4 (5.48%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Law
4 2 (2.74%) French Language
4 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Developer
3 8 (10.96%) Architect
4 7 (9.59%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.11%) IT Support
7 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.74%) AWS Architect
8 2 (2.74%) IT Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) .NET
2 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (6.85%) CSS
4 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.48%) HTML
5 3 (4.11%) Entity Framework
5 3 (4.11%) SOAP
5 3 (4.11%) Web Services
5 3 (4.11%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.74%) DCOM
6 2 (2.74%) WCF
7 1 (1.37%) Ajax
7 1 (1.37%) jQuery
7 1 (1.37%) LDAP
7 1 (1.37%) LINQ
7 1 (1.37%) ODBC
7 1 (1.37%) WF
7 1 (1.37%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) FMCG
4 2 (2.74%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Wallet
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) Android
6 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.37%) Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Unix
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (10.96%) Scrum
5 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.22%) Analytics
6 6 (8.22%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) Project Management
7 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.48%) CRM
7 4 (5.48%) MVC
7 4 (5.48%) SDLC
7 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.11%) DevOps
8 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.11%) Microservices
8 3 (4.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 15 (20.55%) C#
3 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) C++
5 3 (4.11%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) MUMPS
6 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) VC++
7 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.37%) ES6
7 1 (1.37%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) JCL
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) Ruby
7 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) MCP
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.37%) MCITP
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) GDPR
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.74%) GxP
3 2 (2.74%) PMO
4 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.37%) MiFID
4 1 (1.37%) QA
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Docker
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.37%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.37%) Terraform
2 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle
4 6 (8.22%) VMware
5 3 (4.11%) NetApp
5 3 (4.11%) SAP
6 2 (2.74%) Adobe
6 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.74%) HP
7 1 (1.37%) Apple
7 1 (1.37%) CA
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix
7 1 (1.37%) Dell
7 1 (1.37%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.37%) McAfee
7 1 (1.37%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.37%) Remedy
7 1 (1.37%) Wyse