The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing COM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £360
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-35.93% -
COM
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
919 856 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.56% 22.60% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 548 410
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing COM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

COM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

COM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COM across the North West region.

COM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

COM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

COM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

COM
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for COM.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago