The first table below looks at the demand for OpenEdge skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenEdge over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress OpenEdge
Rank 116 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing OpenEdge 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.11% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.54% 0.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
373 315 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.69% 17.19% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 141 157
Average daily rate £330 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £54.44 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
OpenEdge
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OpenEdge
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenEdge across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

OpenEdge Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OpenEdge
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OpenEdge Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OpenEdge
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenEdge within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Walsall - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
OpenEdge
England

OpenEdge
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OpenEdge 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 OpenEdge.

1 5 (83.33%) Progress
2 2 (33.33%) Progress 4GL
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) DOM
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) SonicMQ
3 1 (16.67%) WebSpeed

OpenEdge
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OpenEdge 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 OpenEdge. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) WebSpeed
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Progress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) DOM
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) SonicMQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Progress 4GL
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Progress