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 27 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.

Component Object Model (COM)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 259 270
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11  
Contract jobs citing COM 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.065% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.27% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Median daily rate £310 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.11% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £401 £382
% change year-on-year -12.77% +5.17%  
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 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 2077 2182 2359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.65% 23.66% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 1462 1369
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 £512 £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 52
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 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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 27 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 +16 4 £300 -7.69% 11
Berkshire +28 2 £388 -13.88% 14
East Sussex - 2 £330 -
Surrey +5 1 £325 - 7
Kent - 1 £290 - 3
COM
England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 27 (96.43%) Advertising
3 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (82.14%) C#
4 22 (78.57%) MVC
5 21 (75.00%) Web Development
6 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
7 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (50.00%) CSS
7 14 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
8 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 6 (21.43%) HTML
11 5 (17.86%) TDD
11 5 (17.86%) BDD
12 3 (10.71%) CSS3
12 3 (10.71%) HTML5
12 3 (10.71%) Front End Development
12 3 (10.71%) XPath
12 3 (10.71%) JSTL
12 3 (10.71%) VB.NET
12 3 (10.71%) XML
12 3 (10.71%) XSLT
12 3 (10.71%) OO
13 2 (7.14%) Games
13 2 (7.14%) jQuery
14 1 (3.57%) Mason

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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 1 (3.57%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.57%) InVision
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Axure RP
1 1 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 27 (96.43%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 23 (82.14%) .NET Developer
3 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Sales Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) UI Designer
5 1 (3.57%) UI/UX Designer
5 1 (3.57%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (10.71%) CSS3
6 3 (10.71%) HTML5
6 3 (10.71%) JSTL
6 3 (10.71%) XML
6 3 (10.71%) XSLT
7 2 (7.14%) jQuery
8 1 (3.57%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) MVC
3 21 (75.00%) Web Development
4 5 (17.86%) BDD
4 5 (17.86%) TDD
5 3 (10.71%) Front End Development
5 3 (10.71%) OO
6 1 (3.57%) A/B Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.57%) Email Marketing
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Generation
6 1 (3.57%) Prototyping
6 1 (3.57%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) VB.NET
3 3 (10.71%) XPath
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
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