The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 131 127 117
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing COM 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.035% 0.070% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.37% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £338
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +51.89%
COM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
636 541 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.09% 18.97% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 327 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 71
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

COM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

COM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COM across the Berkshire region.

COM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

COM
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COM across the Berkshire region.

COM Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

COM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 1 £350 - 2
Reading - - - - 11
Slough - - - - 3
Thatcham - - - -
COM
South East

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COM.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Siebel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere

COM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) CRM Architect
1 1 (50.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Siebel
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