The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 143 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COM+ 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £235 £275
% change year-on-year
+43.61% -14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
881 848 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.05% 26.16% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 551 402
Average daily rate £366 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 13 15
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COM+ across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

COM+
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COM+ across the South West region.

COM+ Daily Rate Trend in the South West

COM+
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COM+ across the South West region.

COM+ Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

COM+
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Gloucestershire - 6 £375 -
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England

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) IIS
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) C++
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) WSDL
2 8 (88.89%) XML Schema
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) ADO.NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) VB6
3 7 (77.78%) XSL
4 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Middleware
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) LINQ

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (100.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) C# Developer
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) WSDL
2 8 (88.89%) XML Schema
2 8 (88.89%) ADO.NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) XML
3 7 (77.78%) XSL
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 1 (11.11%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) C++
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA