Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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.

Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 875 890
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -42
Contract jobs citing DCOM 5 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.018% 0.003%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.059% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 1
UK median daily rate - £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.67% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £335 £375
% change year-on-year - -10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

DCOM 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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

DCOM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DCOM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DCOM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DCOM in the UK

DCOM
Top 7 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 6 months to 17 November 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 +4 5 - -
UK excluding London +15 4 - -
Midlands +29 2 - -
East Midlands +3 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
North of England - 2 - -
London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) COM
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ArcGIS
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (40.00%) Military
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Avionics
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) NServiceBus
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Presales
3 2 (40.00%) SOLID
3 2 (40.00%) Link 16
3 2 (40.00%) MIL-STD-1553

DCOM
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 2 (40.00%) ArcGIS
1 2 (40.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Link 16
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Avionics
1 2 (40.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) COM
2 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) ODBC
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OO
1 2 (40.00%) Presales
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) SOLID
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) SEO
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) MIL-STD-1553
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore