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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 143 - 127
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COM 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.063% - 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£372 - £340
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.44%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
777 602 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.46% 24.20% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 388 409
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 28
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.10 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 - 1 £330 - 9
Wiltshire - 1 £413 - 7
Bristol - - - - 17
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 8
COM
England

COM
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Office Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago