Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 215 240
Rank change year-on-year +12 +25 -41
Contract jobs citing COM 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.053% 0.044% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
North West median daily rate - £125 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -59.18% -
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £49.19 £41.25
% change year-on-year +1.65% +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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1810 1924 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.70% 28.05% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1348 1250
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.45 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.68 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for COM in the North West

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in the North West

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in the North West

COM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Cheshire - 3 - - 9
COM
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for COM.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) RAD
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) QlikView
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) QlikView
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Business Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) QlikView Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) RAD
1 3 (100.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft