The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COM+ (COM Plus)
England / South East
Rank 242 - 262
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing COM+ 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.038% - 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £338 - £285
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2072 2182 2313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.67% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1462 1340
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM+ in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM+ in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
COM+
England

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Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for COM+.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) WMI
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
4 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Data Encryption
7 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET

COM+
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C++ Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (22.22%) Data Encryption
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) C#
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) WMI