Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 749 852 829
Rank change year-on-year +103 -23 -45
Contract jobs citing COM 34 58 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.055% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 34
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -6.17% +26.56%
10th Percentile £314 £188 £313
90th Percentile £571 £619 £759
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £488 £303
% change year-on-year -12.41% +61.16% -13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% +19.66% -40.54%
10th Percentile £19.40 £23.14 £25.03
90th Percentile £33.20 £98.25 £33.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £35.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -22.14% +19.66% -

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 23,871 36,477 33,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.16% 34.76% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,465 25,779 23,511
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 314 363
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +3.79% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £19.08 £17.80
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.13% +3.83% +3.23%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 +111 32 £425 -10.53% 851
UK excluding London +76 18 £427 -12.41% 680
London +82 16 £425 -10.53% 224
South East +46 7 £425 -20.93% 128
North of England +42 5 - - 238
North West +21 4 - - 122
South West +11 3 £619 +17.81% 40
Wales +34 2 £490 +22.50% 6
Yorkshire +43 1 - - 95
East Midlands - 1 - - 43
Midlands - 1 - - 150

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Azure
3 12 (35.29%) Windows
4 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
6 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
7 6 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) CRM
7 6 (17.65%) Office 365
8 5 (14.71%) DevOps
8 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
8 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
8 5 (14.71%) Power BI
8 5 (14.71%) C#
8 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (14.71%) Degree
8 5 (14.71%) JIRA
8 5 (14.71%) Finance
8 5 (14.71%) VMware
8 5 (14.71%) Power Platform
9 4 (11.76%) Migration
9 4 (11.76%) SCCM
9 4 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) .NET
9 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
9 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
9 4 (11.76%) AWS
9 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared

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 3 (8.82%) Confluence
2 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.94%) Chatbot
4 1 (2.94%) FileZilla
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Azure
2 6 (17.65%) Office 365
3 5 (14.71%) Power Platform
4 4 (11.76%) AWS
5 3 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (5.88%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (2.94%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.94%) Azure LUIS
7 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.94%) GitHub
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (2.94%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.94%) PowerApps
7 1 (2.94%) SaaS
7 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Skype
1 2 (5.88%) VSAN
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) NFC
2 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Power BI
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Event Store
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.94%) Hudson
3 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) MDX
2 2 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.94%) ADSI
3 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (2.94%) HTML5
3 1 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) SAML
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Video\Live Streaming
2 2 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Contactless
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) EPoS
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) CRM
3 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (14.71%) DevOps
4 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.82%) Data Mapping
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Visualisation
6 2 (5.88%) Analytics
6 2 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (5.88%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (5.88%) Project Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (8.82%) HND
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) CCA
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCITP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) GDPR
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) VMware NSX
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (2.94%) Docker
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (5.88%) vRealize
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.94%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) Tableau
6 1 (2.94%) Apple
6 1 (2.94%) BMC
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.94%) McAfee
6 1 (2.94%) Samsung
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Sparx
6 1 (2.94%) Twitter
6 1 (2.94%) WorldPay