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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing COM 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £463 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £401 £382
% change year-on-year -3.42% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 808 1022 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.06% 26.27% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 681 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing COM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 2 £463 - 13
COM
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#

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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) AccuRev
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
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