Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 765 832
Rank change year-on-year -54 +67 -17
Contract jobs citing COM 70 121 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 92 36
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.65% -18.33%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £169
90th Percentile £619 £524 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £49.19 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +19.25% -
10th Percentile £36.30 £49.19 £9.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.19 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00

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 32706 32101 32482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.38% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23099 22264 22271
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 548
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.09 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 0 70 £500 +17.65% 37
London -17 42 £513 +10.81% 20
UK excluding London 0 28 £375 +15.38% 22
South East +2 9 £180 -45.45% 6
Midlands +24 7 £425 -15.00% 4
South West - 5 £500 - 1
North of England +58 4 £375 +66.67% 6
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
West Midlands +35 3 £425 -5.56% 2
North West +27 3 - - 3
East of England -34 3 - -
Yorkshire +16 1 £375 +15.38% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.57%) CRM
3 26 (37.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (27.14%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (27.14%) SQL
5 19 (27.14%) Advertising
6 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
7 17 (24.29%) Migration
8 16 (22.86%) Finance
8 16 (22.86%) Data Modelling
8 16 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (21.43%) .NET
10 14 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (17.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 12 (17.14%) Power BI
13 11 (15.71%) C#
13 11 (15.71%) Degree
13 11 (15.71%) Visualisation
14 10 (14.29%) PowerPivot
14 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 10 (14.29%) MDX
15 9 (12.86%) T-SQL
15 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
15 9 (12.86%) Legal
15 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (12.86%) Waterfall

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 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.86%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.86%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (11.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (37.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.86%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.43%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Dynamics 365
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.71%) Force.com
2 4 (5.71%) IaaS
2 4 (5.71%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 3 (4.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.86%) PaaS
4 2 (2.86%) SaaS
4 2 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) VLAN
2 2 (2.86%) Link 16
3 1 (1.43%) DMZ
3 1 (1.43%) Extranet
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.43%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (17.14%) Power BI
6 10 (14.29%) PowerPivot
7 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (4.29%) QlikView
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.86%) MySQL
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (2.86%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.29%) JIRA
2 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.43%) JMeter
3 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.43%) Selenium
3 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (27.14%) Advertising
2 16 (22.86%) Finance
3 9 (12.86%) Legal
4 6 (8.57%) Banking
5 4 (5.71%) Marketing
5 4 (5.71%) Retail
6 3 (4.29%) Billing
6 3 (4.29%) Law
7 2 (2.86%) Avionics
7 2 (2.86%) Military
7 2 (2.86%) Publishing
7 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.43%) Automotive
8 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.43%) Front Office
8 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Architect
4 10 (14.29%) Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) CRM Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Power BI Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Administrator
7 5 (7.14%) Salesforce Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Business Developer
8 4 (5.71%) CRM Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Salesforce Administrator
9 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Integration Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Salesforce Business Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) .NET
2 10 (14.29%) MDX
3 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (10.00%) CSS
3 7 (10.00%) HTML
4 5 (7.14%) XML
5 4 (5.71%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (5.71%) J2EE
5 4 (5.71%) jQuery
5 4 (5.71%) Visualforce
5 4 (5.71%) Web Services
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (4.29%) SOAP
7 2 (2.86%) DCOM
7 2 (2.86%) Java EE
7 2 (2.86%) RESTful
7 2 (2.86%) WPF
8 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.29%) Fintech
4 2 (2.86%) Derivative
4 2 (2.86%) Equities
4 2 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Social Media
4 2 (2.86%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) CRM
2 19 (27.14%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (24.29%) Migration
4 16 (22.86%) Data Modelling
5 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.71%) Visualisation
7 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.43%) ETL
9 6 (8.57%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (8.57%) Logical Data Model
9 6 (8.57%) Physical Data Model
10 5 (7.14%) BPMN
10 5 (7.14%) Data Migration
10 5 (7.14%) Scrum
10 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.71%) Data Integration
11 4 (5.71%) SDLC
11 4 (5.71%) SOA
11 4 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 12 (17.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 11 (15.71%) C#
4 9 (12.86%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.00%) Java
6 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.14%) C
8 4 (5.71%) Apex Code
8 4 (5.71%) VB
9 3 (4.29%) C++
10 2 (2.86%) Python
10 2 (2.86%) R
10 2 (2.86%) VBScript
10 2 (2.86%) VC++
11 1 (1.43%) Perl
11 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CFA
5 1 (1.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.86%) MIL-STD-1553
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
4 1 (1.43%) COBIT
4 1 (1.43%) GDPR
4 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle
4 6 (8.57%) SAP
5 5 (7.14%) IBM
5 5 (7.14%) Informatica
6 4 (5.71%) Google
6 4 (5.71%) Tableau
7 3 (4.29%) Siebel
8 2 (2.86%) Citrix
8 2 (2.86%) Infor
8 2 (2.86%) Spredfast
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco
9 1 (1.43%) EMC
9 1 (1.43%) HP
9 1 (1.43%) NetApp
9 1 (1.43%) Serena
9 1 (1.43%) SimCorp
9 1 (1.43%) VMware