The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for COM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COM over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
South East / Kent
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing COM 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.35% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £290 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £382
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

COM is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 115 176 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 40.49% 39.46% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 143 45
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing COM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for COM in Kent

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COM in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in Kent

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COM in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in Kent

COM
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for COM.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Advertising
1 4 (100.00%) Web Development
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5

COM
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Web Development
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft