Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 26 July 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 261 234
Rank change year-on-year +44 -27 -2
Contract jobs citing COM 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.18% 0.052% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.21% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Midlands median daily rate £463 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - -
England median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year +143.90% +82.22% -62.50%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2084 2360 2047
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 26.99% 24.60% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1455 1251
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £513 £501
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 33
Midlands median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +21.99% -11.72%
10th Percentile £21.00 £11.20 £13.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.50 £42.21
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.33% +3.45% +3.57%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for COM in the Midlands

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in the Midlands

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in the Midlands

COM
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands - 12 - - 12
West Midlands +33 2 £463 +413.89% 30
COM
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for COM.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) .NET
3 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (71.43%) DCOM
3 10 (71.43%) VB
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (71.43%) UML
3 10 (71.43%) OO
3 10 (71.43%) ArcGIS
3 10 (71.43%) Military
3 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 10 (71.43%) WPF
3 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) Avionics
3 10 (71.43%) User Experience
3 10 (71.43%) SOLID
3 10 (71.43%) Link 16
3 10 (71.43%) MIL-STD-1553
4 9 (64.29%) Scrum
5 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
5 8 (57.14%) C
5 8 (57.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
5 8 (57.14%) NServiceBus
5 8 (57.14%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (21.43%) Advertising

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 10 (71.43%) ArcGIS
2 8 (57.14%) NServiceBus
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) Confluence
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Link 16
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 10 (71.43%) Avionics
1 10 (71.43%) Military
2 3 (21.43%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) C# Software Engineer
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (14.29%) UI Developer
3 2 (14.29%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (14.29%) UX Developer
3 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum Master
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) DCOM
2 10 (71.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) OO
1 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
1 10 (71.43%) SOLID
1 10 (71.43%) UML
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) VB
3 8 (57.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago