Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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.

Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 880 869 874
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +18
Contract jobs citing DCOM 20 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.007% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.022% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 22
UK median daily rate £650 - £335
10th Percentile £406 - £275
90th Percentile £800 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £335
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
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 35,957 31,985 32,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.86% 32.24% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,298 22,427 22,354
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 375 382
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DCOM over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 4 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 16 October 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 +8 20 £650 - 6
London +5 18 £650 - 4
UK excluding London -35 2 £325 - 2
South West - 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DCOM 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 DCOM.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) COM+
2 17 (85.00%) C++
3 16 (80.00%) C#
3 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (75.00%) .NET
4 15 (75.00%) Finance
5 14 (70.00%) PKI
6 13 (65.00%) WCF
6 13 (65.00%) Java
6 13 (65.00%) LDAP
6 13 (65.00%) Kerberos
6 13 (65.00%) BMC
6 13 (65.00%) CA
6 13 (65.00%) SAML
6 13 (65.00%) CA Single Sign-On
6 13 (65.00%) TIBCO
6 13 (65.00%) Rendezvous
6 13 (65.00%) Source Code Analysis
6 13 (65.00%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (65.00%) HP Fortify
7 12 (60.00%) Programme Management
8 7 (35.00%) Security Architecture
8 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (25.00%) SQL
10 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (15.00%) VB
10 3 (15.00%) XML
11 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

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 1 (5.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (10.00%) Power BI
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Architect
2 12 (60.00%) Security Architect
3 10 (50.00%) Applications Architect
3 10 (50.00%) Developer
4 7 (35.00%) C++ Developer
4 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce Architect
4 7 (35.00%) Lead Architect
4 7 (35.00%) Lead Security Architect
5 5 (25.00%) .NET Architect
5 5 (25.00%) Java Architect
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Applications Developer
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (20.00%) Applications Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C++ Applications Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C++/Java Developer
6 4 (20.00%) Java Applications Architect
6 4 (20.00%) Java Applications Developer
6 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (20.00%) LDAP Architect
7 1 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) COM+
2 15 (75.00%) .NET
3 13 (65.00%) LDAP
3 13 (65.00%) Rendezvous
3 13 (65.00%) SAML
3 13 (65.00%) WCF
4 3 (15.00%) XML
5 2 (10.00%) COM
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) SOAP
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Equities
3 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (65.00%) Source Code Analysis
3 12 (60.00%) Programme Management
4 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (35.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Business Development
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 2 (10.00%) Practice Management
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Web Design
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C++
2 16 (80.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.00%) VB
6 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) MUMPS
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.00%) VB6
7 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 13 (65.00%) HP Fortify
1 13 (65.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) BMC
2 13 (65.00%) CA
2 13 (65.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.00%) Sun