The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 139 118 130
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing Progress 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.070% 0.25% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.54% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£310 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £314 £335
% change year-on-year
+15.53% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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 East of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1332 1102 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.92% 45.44% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 562 636
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 148 164
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) SAP PS
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 3 (42.86%) Billing
1 3 (42.86%) Logistics
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) XPath
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Ant
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XSD
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) Maven

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP PS
2 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
2 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
2 1 (14.29%) SAP PP
2 1 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (14.29%) SAP CO
2 1 (14.29%) SAP CS
2 1 (14.29%) SyteLine
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) Ant
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 3 (42.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Project Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Progress Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SAP PS Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Progress Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) XSD
1 2 (28.57%) XSLT
1 2 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SAP CO-PA
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Logistics
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) XPath
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle