The first table below looks at the demand for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 244 220 243
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Contract jobs citing COM+ 2 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.18% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.087% 0.74% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £240 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% -9.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2292 2025 2364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.18% 23.84% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 1059 1177
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 135 104
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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COM+
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

COM+
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

COM+ Daily Rate Trend in the South East

COM+
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

COM+ Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

COM+
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the South East 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
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Sussex - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) DSDM
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VB6
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (50.00%) MTS
3 2 (50.00%) DCOM
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) C#

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) MTS
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) DCOM
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (25.00%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DSDM
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware