Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 824 737 787
Rank change year-on-year -87 +50 +7
Contract jobs citing COM 60 111 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 92 87
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £213 £285 £308
90th Percentile £763 £488 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £353 £400
% change year-on-year -29.08% -11.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £25.55 £47.50 £22.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +17.19%

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 33,007 29,279 30,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.63% 31.58% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,267 20,209 21,179
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 367 476
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.85% +10.36%
10th Percentile £17.05 £15.75 £14.88
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +6.94%

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 20 April 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
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 20 April 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 -83 55 £413 +10.00% 241
UK excluding London -51 30 £250 -29.08% 167
London -69 29 £563 +25.00% 85
North of England -5 9 £225 -51.35% 52
North West -11 9 £225 -47.06% 21
Midlands -6 7 £313 -30.56% 31
West Midlands +4 6 £313 -30.56% 15
South East -34 6 £248 -23.85% 46
Scotland - 4 £290 - 8
East of England -14 3 £313 -28.57% 13
South West +4 1 - - 12
East Midlands +1 1 - - 16

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.00%) C#
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 17 (28.33%) CRM
4 15 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (23.33%) .NET
5 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
6 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (18.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (18.33%) Windows
7 11 (18.33%) Finance
7 11 (18.33%) Advertising
8 9 (15.00%) C++
8 9 (15.00%) Visualisation
9 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
9 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (11.67%) Project Management
10 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
10 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (10.00%) Tableau
11 6 (10.00%) Office 365
11 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.67%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.00%) Office 365
3 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (6.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 3 (5.00%) IaaS
5 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.33%) PaaS
5 2 (3.33%) SaaS
5 2 (3.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (3.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) DHCP
1 3 (5.00%) VLAN
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) SSL
2 2 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) MPLS
3 1 (1.67%) SAN
3 1 (1.67%) VPN
3 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.33%) QlikView
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.00%) Power BI
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.67%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.67%) Hudson
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) WiX
4 2 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 11 (18.33%) Advertising
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
2 5 (8.33%) Law
3 4 (6.67%) Marketing
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Front Office
4 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.33%) Billing
5 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Salesforce Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) Salesforce Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Business Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (6.67%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (5.00%) C# Quant Developer
7 3 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.00%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 3 (5.00%) CRM Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior C++ Quantitative Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.00%) Web Services
4 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.33%) HTML
4 5 (8.33%) Visualforce
5 4 (6.67%) CSS
5 4 (6.67%) HTML5
5 4 (6.67%) REST
5 4 (6.67%) XML
6 3 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (5.00%) J2EE
6 3 (5.00%) SOAP
6 3 (5.00%) WPF
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.33%) CSS3
7 2 (3.33%) jQuery
7 2 (3.33%) Middleware
7 2 (3.33%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.00%) Derivative
3 3 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.00%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.00%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.00%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) CRM
2 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) Visualisation
4 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (11.67%) Project Management
6 6 (10.00%) SDLC
7 5 (8.33%) Change Management
7 5 (8.33%) Migration
7 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.67%) BPMN
8 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.67%) Decision-Making
8 4 (6.67%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) MVC
8 4 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.67%) RAD
8 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) C#
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) C++
3 6 (10.00%) Java
4 5 (8.33%) Apex Code
4 5 (8.33%) Python
5 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.67%) VC++
6 3 (5.00%) C
6 3 (5.00%) VBA
7 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.33%) Go
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) MUMPS
8 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) VB
8 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.67%) VB6
8 1 (1.67%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) HND
5 1 (1.67%) HNC
5 1 (1.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.00%) Basel III
2 3 (5.00%) EMIR
2 3 (5.00%) FATCA
2 3 (5.00%) MiFID
2 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (5.00%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.67%) COBIT
3 1 (1.67%) GDPR
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.67%) Docker
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (10.00%) Google
3 6 (10.00%) Tableau
4 4 (6.67%) Twitter
5 3 (5.00%) Calypso
5 3 (5.00%) Citrix
5 3 (5.00%) IBM
5 3 (5.00%) Informatica
5 3 (5.00%) Murex
5 3 (5.00%) Sophis
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco
6 2 (3.33%) Pardot
6 2 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.67%) Avaya
7 1 (1.67%) Capita
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Lattice Semiconductor
7 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.67%) Veeam