The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Progress Software Corporation.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Progress
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 128 108
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing Progress 12 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 0.24% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £450 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +27.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £483 £363
% change year-on-year
-37.82% +33.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1060 1264 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.58% 47.93% 50.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 644 578
Median daily rate £400 £401 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 34 104
Median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.21% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.06 £23.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Progress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Progress
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 Progress within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Birmingham +7 9 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Progress
England

Progress
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Progress 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 Progress.

1 13 (76.47%) OpenEdge
2 12 (70.59%) Line Management
3 3 (17.65%) Primavera
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Automotive
4 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management

Progress
Top Related 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 13 (76.47%) OpenEdge
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (17.65%) Automotive
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
1 12 (70.59%) Progress Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Programme Planner
2 2 (11.76%) Project Planner
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Line Management
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle