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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 246 223 247
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Contract jobs citing COM 2 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.19% 0.081%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.086% 0.74% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 5
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£300 £330 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -13.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50
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
2319 2289 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.94% 25.84% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1286 1193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 79
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 September 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
Berkshire +10 1 - - 18
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 26
Surrey - - - - 27
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 5
East Sussex - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 12
Kent - - - - 8
Middlesex - - - - 1
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Service Management
3 5 (55.56%) Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
4 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 4 (44.44%) Axway
4 4 (44.44%) Japanese Language
4 4 (44.44%) Spotfire
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) IBM
4 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (44.44%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (44.44%) DataStage
4 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
4 4 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) ITSM
6 2 (22.22%) CMDB
6 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) WebTrends
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DataStage
1 4 (44.44%) Spotfire
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (44.44%) Japanese Language
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Services Delivery Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Service Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) Ajax
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Service Management
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) CRM
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) SEO
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
2 4 (44.44%) Axway
3 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) BMC
4 1 (11.11%) Omniture
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £351450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago