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 22 June 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.

Component Object Model (COM)
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 262 265
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3  
Contract jobs citing COM 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% 0.100% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £548 £350 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.42% +32.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £310
% change year-on-year +20.00% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +143.90% -35.93%  

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 2153 2397 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.71% 26.57% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1540 1497
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

COM
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

COM
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

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in the South East

COM
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 22 June 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
Berkshire +15 4 £548 +46.00% 9
Hampshire +11 1 - - 10
COM
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Advertising
3 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 9 (56.25%) C#
5 8 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (50.00%) Web Development
6 7 (43.75%) CSS
7 6 (37.50%) HTML
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (18.75%) Marketing
11 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (12.50%) Degree
11 2 (12.50%) Time Management
11 2 (12.50%) Eloqua
11 2 (12.50%) Oracle
11 2 (12.50%) Publishing
11 2 (12.50%) Marketing Automation
11 2 (12.50%) Spredfast
11 2 (12.50%) A/B Testing
11 2 (12.50%) Email Marketing
11 2 (12.50%) Social Media
12 1 (6.25%) CSS3
12 1 (6.25%) jQuery

COM
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (12.50%) Eloqua
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (68.75%) Advertising
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Publishing
4 1 (6.25%) Finance
4 1 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Email Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Sales Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) JSTL
5 1 (6.25%) Mason
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Social Media
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) MVC
2 8 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) A/B Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Email Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Spredfast
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
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