The table below looks at the statistics for WebSpeed skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSpeed over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress WebSpeed Workshop
Rank 588 575 546
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs citing WebSpeed 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.014% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.096% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7285 5995 5826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.20% 11.62% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5033 3850 3585
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 144 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

WebSpeed
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSpeed within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WebSpeed Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSpeed
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSpeed within the UK.

WebSpeed Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSpeed
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSpeed within the UK.

WebSpeed Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSpeed
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSpeed within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -14 2 £318 -
England -35 2 £318 +1.60%
London - - - -
City of London - - - -

WebSpeed
Top 18 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSpeed also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSpeed.

1 14 (93.33%) OpenEdge
2 10 (66.67%) Progress
3 7 (46.67%) Progress 4GL
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Ajax
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) ActiveX
7 1 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis

WebSpeed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSpeed also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSpeed. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (93.33%) OpenEdge
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (93.33%) Progress Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) Ajax
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) ActiveX
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Progress 4GL
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Progress
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com