Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Progress over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Progress Software Corporation.

Progress
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 195 168
Rank change year-on-year +17 -27 -4
Contract jobs citing Progress 5 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
West Midlands median daily rate £278 £313 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +1.63% -5.38%
10th Percentile £247 £306 £275
90th Percentile £306 £319 £383
England median daily rate £490 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +22.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.58 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.30% -50.00% +27.27%

Progress is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2154 2881 2200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.26% 46.73% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1289 1565 1101
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £205 £246 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 90 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.35 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% -9.32% -0.16%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.25 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.63 £25.10 £33.28
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

Progress
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Progress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Progress in the West Midlands

Progress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Progress in the West Midlands

Progress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Progress 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +3 1 £255 -18.40%
Birmingham +1 1 £300 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Progress
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Progress 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 Progress.

1 4 (80.00%) Progress 4GL
2 2 (40.00%) OpenEdge
2 2 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) PVCS
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Informix
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) EDIFACT
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) QAD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Symfony

Progress
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) OpenEdge
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Informix
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) PVCS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Progress Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) EDIFACT
2 1 (20.00%) Symfony
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Progress 4GL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) QAD