Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 773 832
Rank change year-on-year -38 +59 -20
Contract jobs citing COM 67 119 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 88 36
UK median daily rate £506 £413 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +18.28% -17.94%
10th Percentile £344 £250 £169
90th Percentile £603 £513 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £330 £288
% change year-on-year +43.94% +14.78% -19.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £49.19 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +337.24% -
10th Percentile £41.10 £49.19 £9.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.19 £53.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 31826 31979 31928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.09% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22344 22232 21768
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £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 364 373 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.74%

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 October 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 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Top 11 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 October 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 +6 67 £506 +26.56% 27
London +4 38 £513 +7.89% 11
UK excluding London +18 29 £475 +43.94% 18
Midlands +40 10 £475 -5.00% 5
South East +4 8 £364 +3.85% 3
East Midlands - 8 - - 2
South West - 6 £500 - 1
East of England -33 4 - - 2
West Midlands +25 2 £475 +5.56% 3
North of England +59 1 £375 +15.38% 5
Yorkshire +24 1 £375 +15.38% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 67 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (41.79%) CRM
3 27 (40.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (31.34%) .NET
5 20 (29.85%) Advertising
6 19 (28.36%) Migration
7 18 (26.87%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (26.87%) SQL Server
8 17 (25.37%) C#
9 16 (23.88%) SQL
10 15 (22.39%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (22.39%) Finance
11 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (20.90%) Degree
12 13 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (17.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (16.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
14 11 (16.42%) Windows
14 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (16.42%) Power BI
15 10 (14.93%) MDX
16 9 (13.43%) PowerPivot
16 9 (13.43%) Legal
16 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
16 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
16 9 (13.43%) HTML
16 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
17 8 (11.94%) T-SQL
17 8 (11.94%) Oracle

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 6 (8.96%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) ArcGIS
2 5 (7.46%) NServiceBus
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.49%) Confluence
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (40.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.48%) Eloqua
3 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.49%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Dynamics 365
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) Force.com
2 4 (5.97%) Office 365
3 3 (4.48%) IaaS
3 3 (4.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Yammer
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Link 16
1 5 (7.46%) VLAN
2 1 (1.49%) DMZ
2 1 (1.49%) Extranet
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
2 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.49%) SAN
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (17.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (16.42%) Power BI
6 9 (13.43%) PowerPivot
7 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.99%) MySQL
8 2 (2.99%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.99%) JIRA
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.49%) JMeter
3 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (29.85%) Advertising
2 15 (22.39%) Finance
3 9 (13.43%) Legal
4 6 (8.96%) Banking
4 6 (8.96%) Marketing
5 5 (7.46%) Avionics
5 5 (7.46%) Military
6 4 (5.97%) Publishing
7 3 (4.48%) Billing
7 3 (4.48%) Retail
8 2 (2.99%) Law
8 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.49%) Automotive
9 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.49%) Front Office
9 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Architect
2 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) CRM Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Power BI Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.46%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) CRM Architect
7 3 (4.48%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Integration Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Salesforce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) MDX
3 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (13.43%) HTML
4 8 (11.94%) CSS
5 6 (8.96%) XML
6 5 (7.46%) DCOM
6 5 (7.46%) WPF
7 4 (5.97%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (5.97%) J2EE
7 4 (5.97%) jQuery
7 4 (5.97%) Visualforce
7 4 (5.97%) Web Services
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (4.48%) SOAP
9 2 (2.99%) Java EE
9 2 (2.99%) RESTful
10 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
10 1 (1.49%) Silverlight
10 1 (1.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (8.96%) User Experience
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Fintech
3 3 (4.48%) Social Media
4 2 (2.99%) Derivative
4 2 (2.99%) Equities
4 2 (2.99%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.99%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) CRM
2 19 (28.36%) Migration
3 15 (22.39%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
5 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
5 8 (11.94%) Waterfall
6 7 (10.45%) ETL
6 7 (10.45%) OO
6 7 (10.45%) Scrum
7 6 (8.96%) Data Migration
7 6 (8.96%) Dimensional Modelling
7 6 (8.96%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (8.96%) Logical Data Model
7 6 (8.96%) Physical Data Model
7 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.96%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.96%) UML
8 5 (7.46%) Prototyping
8 5 (7.46%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) C#
2 16 (23.88%) SQL
3 11 (16.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 8 (11.94%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.45%) C
5 7 (10.45%) Java
5 7 (10.45%) VB
6 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) Apex Code
8 3 (4.48%) C++
9 2 (2.99%) Python
9 2 (2.99%) R
9 2 (2.99%) VBScript
9 2 (2.99%) VC++
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Degree
2 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.49%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 5 (7.46%) MIL-STD-1553
3 4 (5.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.49%) PMO
4 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.49%) SCCM
1 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (26.87%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (11.94%) Oracle
4 6 (8.96%) SAP
5 5 (7.46%) IBM
5 5 (7.46%) Informatica
6 3 (4.48%) Siebel
6 3 (4.48%) Spredfast
7 2 (2.99%) Citrix
7 2 (2.99%) Infor
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Serena
8 1 (1.49%) SimCorp
8 1 (1.49%) VMware