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
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 230 212 229
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing COM 16 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 1.14% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 9
Average daily rate £413 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £207 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £10.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+51.89% -28.18%
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%
COM
England

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 16 April 2014.

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
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -11 2 £300 -42.85% 37
Surrey -17 2 £575 +124.39% 23
Oxfordshire +1 1 - - 17
Hampshire -5 1 £360 +6.66% 24
Middlesex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 9
West Sussex - - - - 3
COM
England

COM
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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) HTML
2 15 (55.56%) SOAP
2 15 (55.56%) XML
3 11 (40.74%) ITIL
3 11 (40.74%) Web Services
3 11 (40.74%) Service Management
3 11 (40.74%) Ajax
4 10 (37.04%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (37.04%) Degree
4 10 (37.04%) C#
5 9 (33.33%) C++
5 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (33.33%) .NET
5 9 (33.33%) CSS
5 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) LDAP
5 9 (33.33%) Remedy
5 9 (33.33%) SSL
5 9 (33.33%) HP
5 9 (33.33%) BMC
5 9 (33.33%) VPN
5 9 (33.33%) CMDB
5 9 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
5 9 (33.33%) SaaS
5 9 (33.33%) ITSM
5 9 (33.33%) ITIL V2
5 9 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
5 9 (33.33%) ServiceNow

COM
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 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) CMS
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (7.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) LDAP
1 9 (33.33%) SSL
1 9 (33.33%) VPN
2 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 6 (22.22%) CTI
2 6 (22.22%) Network Security
3 3 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) HTTP
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) DataStage
2 2 (7.41%) Spotfire
3 1 (3.70%) QlikView
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 5 (18.52%) Moq
2 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Japanese Language
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Consultant
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 9 (33.33%) ITSM Consultant
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 9 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (29.63%) Developer
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) HTML
1 15 (55.56%) SOAP
1 15 (55.56%) XML
2 11 (40.74%) Web Services
2 11 (40.74%) Ajax
3 9 (33.33%) .NET
3 9 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) LINQ
5 3 (11.11%) STL
5 3 (11.11%) MFC
6 2 (7.41%) J2EE
6 2 (7.41%) DCOM
6 2 (7.41%) Middleware
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (3.70%) D-Bus
7 1 (3.70%) Qt
7 1 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (3.70%) WCF
7 1 (3.70%) WinForms
7 1 (3.70%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) CMDB
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) CCTV
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
1 11 (40.74%) Service Management
2 10 (37.04%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 9 (33.33%) ITSM
3 9 (33.33%) ITIL V2
4 6 (22.22%) CRM
4 6 (22.22%) OO
4 6 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) OOD
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) RUP
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) MVC
6 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) C++
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) VC++
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) HND
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Remedy
2 9 (33.33%) HP
2 9 (33.33%) BMC
2 9 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 6 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 4 (14.81%) Siebel
6 3 (11.11%) SAP
7 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
7 2 (7.41%) webMethods
7 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 2 (7.41%) Axway
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