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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank - 97 108
Contract jobs citing COM+ 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.23% 0.089%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.83% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00
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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
638 606 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.11% 28.26% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 371 297
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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

COM+
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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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Staffordshire - - - -
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