The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 250 217 230
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +13
Contract jobs citing COM 8 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.081% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.53% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Average daily rate
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£538 £425 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £275 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £475 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- +62.16%
COM
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2339 2090 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.78% 24.49% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1164 1123
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 87
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.93 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.00 £42.50
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 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 24 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
Hampshire -25 1 - - 14
Berkshire - 1 £500 - 29
Oxfordshire - - - - 14
Surrey - - - - 16
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (45.45%) STL
4 5 (45.45%) Internet
4 5 (45.45%) OOP
4 5 (45.45%) OO
4 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
7 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (9.09%) Marketing
7 1 (9.09%) LINQ
7 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 1 (9.09%) Network Security

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Moq
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) STL
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) ActiveX
3 1 (9.09%) LINQ
3 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) DTV
1 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) OOP
1 5 (45.45%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) OOD
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Siebel
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 24 days ago