The table below looks at the statistics for WebSpeed 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 WebSpeed over the 3 months to 31 October 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress WebSpeed Workshop
Rank 112 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing WebSpeed 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.049% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.14% 0.81% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
187 124 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.51% 6.03% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 73 97
Average daily rate £393 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.81% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Average hourly rate £36.40 £37.80 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +11.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £35.68 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

WebSpeed
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSpeed Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WebSpeed
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSpeed Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSpeed
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSpeed Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSpeed
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSpeed 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 WebSpeed.

1 8 (100.00%) Progress
2 7 (87.50%) OpenEdge
2 7 (87.50%) Progress 4GL
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) ActiveX
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall

WebSpeed
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSpeed 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 WebSpeed. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (87.50%) OpenEdge
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) Progress Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) ActiveX
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Progress 4GL
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Progress
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com