The first table below looks at the demand for COM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 116 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing COM 2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.60% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 2.27% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £330 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+51.89% -28.18%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
590 484 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.81% 26.42% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 254 278
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
COM
England

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

COM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

COM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

COM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

COM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

COM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

COM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 10
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 25
Coventry - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
COM
England

COM
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Project Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Project Support Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Rate: From £32,640 to £36,006 per annum (Dependent upon experience)
Posted: 26 days ago