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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 123 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing Progress 5 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 1.16% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate
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- £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £21.29
% change year-on-year
- -31.89%
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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
1371 1206 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.59% 51.02% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 584 397
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 82 128
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Progress across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Progress 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 Progress.

1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows XP
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
1 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
1 6 (54.55%) Legal
1 6 (54.55%) CMDB
1 6 (54.55%) WorkSite
1 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) OpenEdge
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) WebSpeed
4 1 (9.09%) Finance

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Progress 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 Progress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) WorkSite
2 4 (36.36%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) WebSpeed
General
1 6 (54.55%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Service Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Progress Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
1 6 (54.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows XP
1 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Progress 4GL
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix