The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 559 543 498
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -45
Contract jobs citing Progress 24 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.078% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £221 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £371 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £21.29
% change year-on-year
- -31.89%
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22947 22934 20258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.41% 45.61% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 13172 11100
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1016 1130
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in England

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in England

Progress
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Progress across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Progress Daily Rate Histogram in England

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in England

Progress
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 9 £450 +50.00% 5
West Midlands -21 6 - - 3
North West -15 5 £300 +62.16%
South West - 2 £550 - 1
South East -9 1 £170 -53.74%
Yorkshire -17 1 - -
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UK

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) OpenEdge
3 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.97%) Project Management
5 10 (17.24%) Banking
5 10 (17.24%) Legal
6 9 (15.52%) MS Office
6 9 (15.52%) PRINCE2
7 8 (13.79%) Windows
7 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
7 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
8 7 (12.07%) CMDB
8 7 (12.07%) WorkSite
8 7 (12.07%) Citrix
8 7 (12.07%) PMI Certification
8 7 (12.07%) Blackberry
8 7 (12.07%) Windows XP
9 6 (10.34%) Python
9 6 (10.34%) .NET
9 6 (10.34%) C#
9 6 (10.34%) Investment Banking
9 6 (10.34%) Derivative
10 5 (8.62%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.62%) QA
10 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
10 5 (8.62%) WebSpeed
11 4 (6.90%) Microsoft

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (24.14%) OpenEdge
2 7 (12.07%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.72%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.72%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.72%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) MS Access
2 3 (5.17%) DTS
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQLite
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) WebSpeed
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) PVCS
2 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (5.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.72%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
2 10 (17.24%) Legal
3 6 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Private Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Front Office
5 2 (3.45%) Back Office
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Developer
2 16 (27.59%) Progress Developer
3 14 (24.14%) Analyst
3 14 (24.14%) Project Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) SAP Manager
6 4 (6.90%) SAP Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Business Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Business Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) RAD Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Business Change Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Excel VBA Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Excel Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) FpML
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) Django
4 1 (1.72%) QML
4 1 (1.72%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) Qt
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) CORBA
4 1 (1.72%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) CMDB
1 7 (12.07%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.34%) Derivative
3 4 (6.90%) PMI
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.45%) NHS
5 2 (3.45%) Informatics
6 1 (1.72%) Equities
6 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
1 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
2 7 (12.07%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.97%) Project Management
3 9 (15.52%) PRINCE2
4 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Data Analysis
6 4 (6.90%) Change Management
6 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.17%) Critical Success Factor
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
7 3 (5.17%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.17%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.17%) RAD
7 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.45%) ERP
8 2 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) Python
2 6 (10.34%) C#
3 3 (5.17%) VB6
3 3 (5.17%) Delphi
3 3 (5.17%) VB
3 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
3 3 (5.17%) VBA
3 3 (5.17%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Citrix
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) SAP
3 3 (5.17%) Sculptor
4 1 (1.72%) QAD
4 1 (1.72%) VMware
4 1 (1.72%) Google
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco
4 1 (1.72%) Informatica
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