Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

Component Object Model (COM)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 101 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - -
Contract jobs citing COM 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.13% 0.13% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 - -

COM is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 390 497 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.08% 32.68% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 322 186
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% +1.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £257
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £13.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -31.88% -51.95%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
% change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing COM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for COM in Birmingham

COM
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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence

COM
Co-occurring 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum Master
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft