Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 21 January 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 194 183
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11 -
Contract jobs citing COM 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.086% 0.074% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £373 £428 £416
90th Percentile £478 £485 £449
England median daily rate £513 £375 £403
% change year-on-year +36.67% -6.83% -15.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 - -
England median hourly rate £29.25 £49.19 £41.25
% change year-on-year -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 West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,202 1,413 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.94% 26.03% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 857 723
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +8.00% -2.78%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £533 £517
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £25.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -7.14% -13.13%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for COM in the West Midlands

COM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COM in the West Midlands

COM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COM in the West Midlands

COM
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Birmingham -5 3 £425 -5.56% 11
COM
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for COM.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Advertising
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Automotive
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft