The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 113 - 106
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COM+ 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% - 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£410 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £230 £413
% change year-on-year
+45.65% -44.24%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
532 603 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.10% 24.49% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 345 321
Average daily rate £335 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 7
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

COM+ Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

COM+ Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) Progress 4GL
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Struts2
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) Progress 4GL