The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 61 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COM 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.43% - 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.64% - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£288 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- +62.16%
COM
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
183 208 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.45% 32.76% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 114 200
Average daily rate £365 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -71.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £11.00 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.35 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COM Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

COM
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COM Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

COM
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COM Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

COM
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Watford - 1 £288 -
COM
East of England

COM
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Security
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) SAN

COM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago