The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing COM 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £382
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.84%  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 179 134 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.58% 20.81% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 116
Median daily rate £375 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.70% -3.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COM in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in Birmingham

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Top 15 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for COM.

1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Scrum Master
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum Master
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Architect
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft