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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 243 264 254
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing COM 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.096% 0.041% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £363 £145 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.17% -51.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £145 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £145 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £275 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2327 2551 2233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.95% 25.84% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1698 1288
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 36
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.29 £17.50 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing COM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +14 4 £400 +175.86% 3
Hampshire - 3 £343 - 2
Kent - 1 £375 - 4
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for COM.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) CSS
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 7 (41.18%) VB6
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) IIS
4 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (41.18%) VB
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) DCOM
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Web Development
4 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
7 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) Kanban
7 4 (23.53%) CSS3
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) jQuery
7 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 4 (23.53%) Classic ASP
7 4 (23.53%) XML

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) Drupal
2 3 (17.65%) Joomla!
2 3 (17.65%) WordPress
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) GitHub
3 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
3 4 (23.53%) MS Access
4 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 4 (23.53%) Advertising
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) German Language
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Escalation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) VB Developer
4 2 (11.76%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) CSS
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) DCOM
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (23.53%) Classic ASP
4 4 (23.53%) CSS3
4 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 4 (23.53%) XHTML
4 4 (23.53%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) Node.js
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
1 7 (41.18%) Web Development
2 4 (23.53%) Kanban
2 4 (23.53%) Scrum
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
2 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 3 (17.65%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) VB
2 7 (41.18%) VB6
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
4 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) VBA
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) ISO22301
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) vRealize
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Packer
2 1 (5.88%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) SolidFire
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