The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DCOM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DCOM over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
UK
Rank 602 628 618
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10  
Contract jobs citing DCOM 7 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.024% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.050% 0.087% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +23.07% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.72% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +33.72% -  

DCOM 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 14027 14876 14126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9735 10312 9157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

DCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DCOM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for DCOM in the UK

DCOM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DCOM.

Contractor daily rate trend for DCOM in the UK

DCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DCOM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DCOM in the UK

DCOM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DCOM over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DCOM in the UK

DCOM
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DCOM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +33 7 £400 +23.07% 4
Lincolnshire - 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
South West - 3 £400 -
Bristol - 2 £363 -
Lincoln - 1 - - 2

DCOM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DCOM 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 DCOM.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) VB
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) UML
4 4 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (50.00%) WPF
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) User Experience
4 4 (50.00%) SOLID
5 3 (37.50%) Modbus
5 3 (37.50%) Avionics
5 3 (37.50%) VB6
5 3 (37.50%) COM
5 3 (37.50%) COM+
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) ArcGIS
5 3 (37.50%) Military
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) CRM
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (25.00%) VBScript

DCOM
Top Related 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 (37.50%) ArcGIS
2 2 (25.00%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Modbus
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Avionics
1 3 (37.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) C++ Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (25.00%) UI Developer
3 2 (25.00%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (25.00%) UX Developer
3 2 (25.00%) WPF Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) UX Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) VB Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) WPF
2 3 (37.50%) COM
2 3 (37.50%) COM+
3 1 (12.50%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) OO
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) SOLID
1 4 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) VB6
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware