Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 310 296
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14 +54
Contract jobs citing COM 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.051% 0.058% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
North of England median daily rate - £365 -
England median daily rate £425 £475 £513
% change year-on-year -10.53% -7.32% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
North of England median hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% - -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -31.43% +6.06% -32.91%

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 2,689 4,008 3,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 27.54% 32.99% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,872 2,788 2,396
North of England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £288
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 53
North of England median hourly rate £34.23 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.21% -12.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £18.13 £13.48 £17.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.35 £49.60
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.30%

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 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 8 December 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 +17 4 - - 111
Yorkshire +36 1 - - 80
COM
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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%) Azure
3 2 (40.00%) AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Development
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) MDX
4 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) iPhone
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) SAML

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%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Azure
2 2 (40.00%) AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (20.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Samsung
2 1 (20.00%) VMware