Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 737 775
Rank change year-on-year -67 +38 +26
Contract jobs citing COM 64 115 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 98 68
UK median daily rate £506 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -6.83% -15.26%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £261
90th Percentile £763 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £351 £400
% change year-on-year -10.84% -12.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £49.19 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.54% +19.25% -
10th Percentile £25.03 £49.19 £29.78
90th Percentile £33.88 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 - £41.25

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 32,242 30,283 30,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.06% 31.51% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,988 20,880 21,376
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £279
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.78% +4.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 336 581
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +8.70%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -71 62 £513 +36.67% 417
London -48 39 £525 +16.67% 152
UK excluding London -26 24 £313 -10.84% 262
South East -43 8 £163 -53.64% 59
Midlands +4 5 £425 -5.56% 55
North of England +43 4 - - 92
North West +14 4 - - 46
West Midlands +14 4 £425 -5.56% 37
East of England -19 3 £313 -10.71% 29
South West - 3 £500 - 17
Scotland - 1 £230 - 9
East Midlands - 1 - - 18

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (37.50%) CRM
3 21 (32.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (26.56%) Advertising
4 17 (26.56%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (26.56%) SQL
5 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
6 14 (21.88%) C#
7 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Excel
7 13 (20.31%) Migration
7 13 (20.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (18.75%) Visualisation
8 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (18.75%) .NET
9 11 (17.19%) Data Modelling
9 11 (17.19%) Finance
9 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (14.06%) Java
10 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (14.06%) Degree
10 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
11 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (12.50%) Web Services
11 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (10.94%) Power BI
12 7 (10.94%) Python
12 7 (10.94%) C++

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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (9.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (4.69%) Summit
4 1 (1.56%) Eloqua
4 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 3 (4.69%) Force.com
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
5 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) SaaS
5 2 (3.13%) Serverless
6 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) VLAN
2 2 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (10.94%) Power BI
5 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.81%) PowerPivot
7 4 (6.25%) QlikView
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.13%) MySQL
8 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (3.13%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) JIRA
1 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (26.56%) Advertising
2 11 (17.19%) Finance
3 7 (10.94%) Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Billing
5 4 (6.25%) Front Office
5 4 (6.25%) Legal
5 4 (6.25%) Retail
6 3 (4.69%) Law
6 3 (4.69%) Marketing
7 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.56%) Automotive
8 1 (1.56%) Back Office
8 1 (1.56%) Military
8 1 (1.56%) Publishing
8 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Architect
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Salesforce Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.81%) CRM Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Business Developer
7 4 (6.25%) QlikView Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Salesforce Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) C# Quant Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) Web Services
3 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.81%) SOAP
4 5 (7.81%) Visualforce
5 4 (6.25%) CSS
5 4 (6.25%) MDX
6 3 (4.69%) HTML
6 3 (4.69%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (4.69%) J2EE
6 3 (4.69%) Middleware
6 3 (4.69%) XML
7 2 (3.13%) Java EE
7 2 (3.13%) jQuery
7 2 (3.13%) REST
7 2 (3.13%) RESTful
8 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.56%) DCOM
8 1 (1.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Derivative
2 5 (7.81%) Fixed Income
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.69%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.69%) Fintech
4 3 (4.69%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.69%) Market Risk
5 2 (3.13%) Equities
5 2 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) CRM
2 13 (20.31%) Migration
3 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (18.75%) Visualisation
4 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.19%) Data Modelling
5 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
6 6 (9.38%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.81%) Change Management
7 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.25%) BPMN
8 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.25%) Project Management
8 4 (6.25%) RAD
8 4 (6.25%) SDLC
9 3 (4.69%) Analytics
9 3 (4.69%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
9 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.69%) Data Integration
9 3 (4.69%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) SQL
2 14 (21.88%) C#
3 9 (14.06%) Java
4 7 (10.94%) C++
4 7 (10.94%) Python
5 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (7.81%) Apex Code
6 5 (7.81%) C
7 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.69%) VB
8 3 (4.69%) VBA
8 3 (4.69%) VC++
9 2 (3.13%) Go
9 2 (3.13%) R
9 2 (3.13%) VBScript
10 1 (1.56%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.56%) VB6
10 1 (1.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
1 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) HND
4 1 (1.56%) HNC
4 1 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) Basel III
2 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.69%) EMIR
2 3 (4.69%) FATCA
2 3 (4.69%) MiFID
2 3 (4.69%) Solvency II
3 2 (3.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.56%) COBIT
4 1 (1.56%) GDPR
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.56%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (9.38%) Google
4 5 (7.81%) Tableau
5 4 (6.25%) Oracle
6 3 (4.69%) Calypso
6 3 (4.69%) IBM
6 3 (4.69%) Informatica
6 3 (4.69%) Murex
6 3 (4.69%) SAP
6 3 (4.69%) Siebel
6 3 (4.69%) Sophis
7 2 (3.13%) Pardot
7 2 (3.13%) VMware
8 1 (1.56%) Capita
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) EMC
8 1 (1.56%) Spredfast