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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 583 600
Rank change year-on-year +10 +17  
Contract jobs citing COM 41 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.43% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 47 21
Median daily rate £480 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £518 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £318 £310
% change year-on-year +41.73% +2.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.90% +82.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.25 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £20.75 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +143.90% -35.93%  

COM is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15092 15313 15456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 28.51% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40585 42041 38676
Median daily rate £434 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £297 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 519 682
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.20 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.76 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Top 8 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 41 £480 +6.66% 264
UK excluding London +55 27 £450 +41.73% 171
London -5 14 £500 +11.11% 90
Midlands +19 9 £450 -10.00% 45
East of England -19 6 £488 +62.50% 16
South West - 6 - - 13
South East +12 5 £548 +56.42% 37
North of England +58 1 £375 - 56

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 99 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (49.49%) SQL Server
3 42 (42.42%) C#
4 40 (40.40%) Windows
5 38 (38.38%) .NET
6 33 (33.33%) SQL
7 32 (32.32%) CRM
7 32 (32.32%) SharePoint
7 32 (32.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 31 (31.31%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (28.28%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (26.26%) Advertising
10 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (22.22%) Degree
11 22 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (22.22%) Oracle
11 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (21.21%) Retail
13 20 (20.20%) SAP
13 20 (20.20%) Office 365
14 19 (19.19%) Document Management
15 18 (18.18%) Data Management
15 18 (18.18%) Finance
15 18 (18.18%) Skype for Business
15 18 (18.18%) Yammer
15 18 (18.18%) Infor
15 18 (18.18%) Case Management
16 17 (17.17%) HTML
17 16 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 15 (15.15%) Scrum

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 32 (32.32%) SharePoint
2 22 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (18.18%) Skype for Business
4 10 (10.10%) ArcGIS
5 8 (8.08%) IIS
5 8 (8.08%) NServiceBus
6 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.01%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.07%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (32.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (8.08%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (4.04%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (4.04%) Unica
4 2 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (2.02%) Eloqua
5 1 (1.01%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.01%) Odoo
5 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (1.01%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (20.20%) Office 365
3 18 (18.18%) Yammer
4 9 (9.09%) IaaS
5 5 (5.05%) PaaS
6 4 (4.04%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.02%) SaaS
8 1 (1.01%) Force.com
8 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.01%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) Link 16
2 5 (5.05%) Internet
3 4 (4.04%) DMZ
3 4 (4.04%) Extranet
3 4 (4.04%) Intranet
3 4 (4.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.02%) 802.11
4 2 (2.02%) ADSL
4 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.02%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.02%) Firewall
4 2 (2.02%) ICMP
4 2 (2.02%) IPsec
4 2 (2.02%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.02%) L2TP
4 2 (2.02%) MPLS
4 2 (2.02%) OSPF
4 2 (2.02%) RIP
4 2 (2.02%) SNMP
4 2 (2.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (49.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (13.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (8.08%) Power BI
6 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.04%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.04%) PowerPivot
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.05%) JIRA
3 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.01%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.01%) MorphX
5 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.01%) Xcode
General
1 26 (26.26%) Advertising
2 21 (21.21%) Retail
3 18 (18.18%) Finance
4 11 (11.11%) Legal
5 10 (10.10%) Avionics
5 10 (10.10%) Military
6 8 (8.08%) Marketing
7 5 (5.05%) Publishing
8 4 (4.04%) Banking
8 4 (4.04%) Law
9 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.01%) Automotive
10 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (44.44%) Developer
2 12 (12.12%) Consultant
3 11 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Developer
5 9 (9.09%) CRM Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Architect
6 8 (8.08%) C# Software Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) CRM Consultant
6 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) CRM Technical Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Power BI Developer
9 5 (5.05%) CRM Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.38%) .NET
2 17 (17.17%) HTML
3 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET
3 13 (13.13%) CSS
4 11 (11.11%) WPF
4 11 (11.11%) XML
5 10 (10.10%) DCOM
6 8 (8.08%) MDX
6 8 (8.08%) Web Services
7 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 6 (6.06%) WCF
8 4 (4.04%) JSON
9 3 (3.03%) SOAP
10 2 (2.02%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.02%) jQuery
10 2 (2.02%) Mason
10 2 (2.02%) REST
11 1 (1.01%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) User Experience
2 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) PKI
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.02%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.02%) Life Science
5 2 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.02%) Social Media
6 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.01%) Derivative
6 1 (1.01%) Equities
6 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.01%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.40%) Windows
2 8 (8.08%) Unix
3 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.02%) FreeBSD
4 2 (2.02%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) Solaris
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) CRM
2 31 (31.31%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.19%) Document Management
5 18 (18.18%) Case Management
5 18 (18.18%) Data Management
6 15 (15.15%) Scrum
7 12 (12.12%) Migration
7 12 (12.12%) OO
7 12 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 11 (11.11%) MVC
8 11 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 11 (11.11%) Web Development
9 10 (10.10%) SOLID
9 10 (10.10%) UML
10 8 (8.08%) Analytics
10 8 (8.08%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.08%) Data Modelling
10 8 (8.08%) SDLC
10 8 (8.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.42%) C#
2 33 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (11.11%) C
3 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.11%) VB
4 8 (8.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 6 (6.06%) Java
6 4 (4.04%) PHP
6 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.03%) Perl
8 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) C++
9 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.01%) VBA
9 1 (1.01%) VC++
9 1 (1.01%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) Degree
2 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
4 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.02%) CCDP
7 2 (2.02%) CCIE
7 2 (2.02%) CCNP
8 1 (1.01%) CCNA
8 1 (1.01%) CFA
8 1 (1.01%) CISA
8 1 (1.01%) CISM
8 1 (1.01%) CISSP
8 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.01%) MCITP
8 1 (1.01%) MCSE
8 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.01%) PMP
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (2.02%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.03%) vSphere
3 2 (2.02%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.01%) XenApp
4 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Nessus
1 2 (2.02%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.01%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.01%) MobiControl
2 1 (1.01%) PowerCLI
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.01%) vRealize
2 1 (1.01%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (28.28%) Salesforce.com
3 22 (22.22%) Oracle
4 20 (20.20%) SAP
5 18 (18.18%) Infor
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco
6 5 (5.05%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) VMware
7 4 (4.04%) Adobe
8 3 (3.03%) Citrix
8 3 (3.03%) NetApp
9 2 (2.02%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.02%) BT
9 2 (2.02%) EMC
9 2 (2.02%) Serena
9 2 (2.02%) Spredfast
10 1 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (1.01%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.01%) SolidFire
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