The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Progress 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - £31.25
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
342 435 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.29% 46.57% 54.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 191 250
Average daily rate £400 £328 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 29
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Progress
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Minitab

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Minitab