The first table below looks at the demand for COM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Hampshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 111 106 83
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing COM 1 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.048% 0.23% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.82% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £360 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+51.89% -28.18%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
557 487 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 26.64% 28.25% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 304 181
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 44
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.81 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
COM
South East

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

COM Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

COM
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

COM Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

COM
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

COM Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

COM
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -9 1 £360 - 8
Farnborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
COM
South East

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 6 (85.71%) CTI
2 6 (85.71%) Multithreading
2 6 (85.71%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) LINQ
3 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (71.43%) Moq
4 4 (57.14%) OO
5 3 (42.86%) OOD
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) MFC
7 1 (14.29%) ATL
7 1 (14.29%) VoIP
7 1 (14.29%) HTTP
7 1 (14.29%) STL
7 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (14.29%) Military

COM
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) CTI
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) QlikView
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (71.43%) Moq
General
1 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
4 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 5 (71.43%) LINQ
3 1 (14.29%) MFC
3 1 (14.29%) ATL
3 1 (14.29%) STL
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Multithreading
2 4 (57.14%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft