The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of webMethods 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 webMethods over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within webMethods, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
webMethods
Rank 104 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing webMethods 14 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.51% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 1.18% 1.09% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 16
Average daily rate
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£280 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.74% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £350 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1191 914 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.54% 46.47% 48.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 390 471
Average daily rate £325 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 70 81
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
webMethods
England

webMethods
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

webMethods Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

webMethods
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

webMethods Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

webMethods
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 webMethods within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Birmingham -1 5 £250 -28.57%
Coventry - - - -
webMethods
England

webMethods
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing webMethods 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 webMethods.

1 10 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 8 (32.00%) UNIX
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 6 (24.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (16.00%) Pega
6 4 (16.00%) EDI
6 4 (16.00%) BEA
7 3 (12.00%) Informatica
7 3 (12.00%) RUP
7 3 (12.00%) OO
7 3 (12.00%) Perl
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.00%) J2EE
8 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.00%) ISEB
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.00%) ERP
9 1 (4.00%) EAI

webMethods
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing webMethods 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 webMethods. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Toad
1 1 (4.00%) CA Gen
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) webMethods Developer
3 3 (12.00%) webMethods Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) webMethods Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) ERP Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) ERP Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Senior webMethods Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior webMethods Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior webMethods Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) EDI
3 2 (8.00%) J2EE
4 1 (4.00%) WSDL
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) XSD
4 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) UNIX
2 6 (24.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (12.00%) RUP
2 3 (12.00%) OO
2 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) EAI
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Pay per click
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Use Case
4 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Pega
2 4 (16.00%) BEA
3 3 (12.00%) Informatica
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Green Hat