The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COM over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
England / West Midlands
Rank 122 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing COM 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.042% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £463 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £488
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -17.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 -

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
606 575 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.16% 23.98% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 347 303
Median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.05 £22.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Birmingham - 2 £463 - 7
West Bromwich - 1 - -
COM
England

COM
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for COM.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Advertising
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago