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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 155 144 134
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing COM 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.031% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.097% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £513 £425
% change year-on-year
-21.95% +20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £22.25
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
1027 835 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 25.64% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 538 430
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -21 1 - - 49
COM
England

COM
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COM.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) API Development
3 1 (33.33%) SugarCRM
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) PHP

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SugarCRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cumbria
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 22 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £100 - £125 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 27 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 27 days ago