Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 21 January 2019 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 > North of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 315 290 332
Rank change year-on-year -25 +42 +23
Contract jobs citing COM 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.043% 0.037% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
North of England median daily rate £558 - £225
10th Percentile £397 - £133
90th Percentile £712 - £318
England median daily rate £525 £513 £375
% change year-on-year +2.44% +36.67% -6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North of England median hourly rate £37.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £49.19
% change year-on-year +19.66% -40.54% +19.25%

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 the North of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,674 3,281 4,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 31.24% 30.19% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,558 2,306 2,880
North of England median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +1.30%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £494 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.06% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 43
North of England median hourly rate £36.23 £38.13 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.98% +29.13% -1.58%
10th Percentile £13.57 £16.25 £13.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.28 £48.95
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for COM in the North of England

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in the North of England

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COM in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COM in the North of England

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in the North of England

COM
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the North of England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
North West -4 4 £558 - 116
Yorkshire - 1 - - 98
COM
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for COM.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ISPF
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Drupal
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) CA
4 1 (20.00%) zOS
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 1 (20.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) B2C
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy