The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for OpenEdge skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenEdge over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Progress OpenEdge
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 - 118
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OpenEdge 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.100% - 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.56% - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -14.28% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenEdge is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 357 504 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 16.69% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 320 248
Median daily rate £375 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

OpenEdge
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing OpenEdge as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenEdge in the West Midlands

OpenEdge
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenEdge in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenEdge 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 OpenEdge.

1 6 (100.00%) Progress
2 4 (66.67%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (33.33%) Progress 4GL

OpenEdge
Co-occurring 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:

Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Progress Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Progress 4GL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Progress