The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 18 April 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 City of London 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 the Progress Software Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 208 196 222
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Contract jobs citing Progress 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.031% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.070% 0.036% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £21.29 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.89% +12.05%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2854 2783 3309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.22% 44.66% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 1965 2224
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £135.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Progress
London

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Progress
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (40.00%) SAS
2 2 (40.00%) OpenEdge
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) OLAP
2 2 (40.00%) WebSpeed
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Base SAS
2 2 (40.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (40.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SAS
1 2 (40.00%) OpenEdge
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (40.00%) OLAP
1 2 (40.00%) Base SAS
1 2 (40.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) WebSpeed
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Progress Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) System Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript