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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 261 227 205
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -22
Contract jobs citing COM 5 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.051% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.54% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £320 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +23.61%
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
2424 2048 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.73% 23.13% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 1138 911
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 92
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.55 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £41.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -1 1 £350 +16.66% 34
Buckinghamshire - - - - 14
Hampshire - - - - 24
Oxfordshire - - - - 11
Surrey - - - - 33
West Sussex - - - - 4
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) C++
4 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
4 6 (54.55%) C#
5 5 (45.45%) Internet
5 5 (45.45%) STL
5 5 (45.45%) OOP
5 5 (45.45%) OO
5 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 2 (18.18%) SOA
7 2 (18.18%) SAP
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (9.09%) Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) LINQ
8 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
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%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
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%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Operations 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 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) STL
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) ActiveX
4 1 (9.09%) LINQ
4 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) DTV
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
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
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 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
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 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Siebel
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
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