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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 250 252 231
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing COM 7 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.082% 0.074% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.30% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
Average daily rate £258 £538 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +30.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £508 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £568 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £14.50
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
2196 2312 1988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.67% 24.42% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1470 1329 1082
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 62
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £32.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

COM Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COM across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

COM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 4 £258 -48.40% 99
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 21
Hampshire - 1 - - 24
Surrey - 1 - - 41
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
4 7 (41.18%) Moq
5 6 (35.29%) REST
5 6 (35.29%) NHibernate
5 6 (35.29%) LINQ
5 6 (35.29%) WCF
5 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 6 (35.29%) OOD
5 6 (35.29%) SOAP
5 6 (35.29%) STL
5 6 (35.29%) XML
5 6 (35.29%) C++
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) CTI
6 5 (29.41%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 5 (29.41%) Jasmine
7 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix
8 3 (17.65%) LAN
8 3 (17.65%) VoIP
8 3 (17.65%) WAN

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Node.js
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) CTI
2 6 (35.29%) Network Security
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) VoIP
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Moq
1 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
2 5 (29.41%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.88%) Bower
3 1 (5.88%) FxCop
3 1 (5.88%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) JSHint
3 1 (5.88%) NDepend
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) StyleCop
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Billing
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Development Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) LINQ
2 6 (35.29%) NHibernate
2 6 (35.29%) REST
2 6 (35.29%) SOAP
2 6 (35.29%) STL
2 6 (35.29%) WCF
2 6 (35.29%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Thrift
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
1 6 (35.29%) OOD
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Business Development
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Channel Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Revenue Recognition
4 1 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) SOLID
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 1 (5.88%) NICE Systems
7 1 (5.88%) PlateSpin
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) SAP
7 1 (5.88%) Siebel
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