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 23 September 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.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 111 97 106
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Progress 11 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.57% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 1.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.25
Progress
England

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
1280 923 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.88% 43.64% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 478 526
Average daily rate £350 £340 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 54 97
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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
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 Progress within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -3 5 £350 +11.11% 1
Coventry - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Progress
England

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 17 (68.00%) OpenEdge
2 12 (48.00%) Progress 4GL
3 11 (44.00%) WebSpeed
4 8 (32.00%) HTML
5 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (24.00%) Banking
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) Citrix
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
9 2 (8.00%) OO
9 2 (8.00%) ActiveX
9 2 (8.00%) WAN
9 2 (8.00%) XML
9 2 (8.00%) Windows
9 2 (8.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) MPLS
10 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.00%) MFGPRO
10 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
10 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
10 1 (4.00%) Linux
10 1 (4.00%) UNIX
10 1 (4.00%) .NET
10 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
10 1 (4.00%) PVCS
10 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
10 1 (4.00%) ERP
10 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 17 (68.00%) OpenEdge
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
1 2 (8.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) WebSpeed
2 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.00%) PVCS
General
1 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 21 (84.00%) Progress Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Programmer
4 4 (16.00%) Progress Programmer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (8.00%) Progress Analyst Programmer
6 2 (8.00%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Software Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) ActiveX
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) OO
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Progress 4GL
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com