The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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 552 474 555
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +81
Contract jobs citing Progress 38 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.067% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.14% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 10
Average daily rate £315 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £550 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.29 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.89% +12.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £21.29 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.89% +12.05%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23526 20102 25414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.83% 46.65% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13507 11052 13355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1107 1255
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Progress
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -8 15 £320 -1.53% 3
London -15 15 £300 -45.45% 3
South East -12 3 £368 -16.00% 3
East Midlands -8 1 - -
Yorkshire -25 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £500 - 1
North West - - - -
Progress
UK

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (25.33%) OpenEdge
2 18 (24.00%) WebSpeed
3 16 (21.33%) Progress 4GL
4 12 (16.00%) UNIX
5 9 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (12.00%) Windows
5 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (10.67%) HTML
6 8 (10.67%) Project Management
6 8 (10.67%) Degree
6 8 (10.67%) Change Management
7 7 (9.33%) Scrum
7 7 (9.33%) Banking
7 7 (9.33%) Publishing
7 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.33%) Linux
7 7 (9.33%) Web Services
7 7 (9.33%) XML
8 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (8.00%) MS Project
8 6 (8.00%) Six Sigma
8 6 (8.00%) CAD
8 6 (8.00%) CATIA
8 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (8.00%) Finance
8 6 (8.00%) Automotive
8 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
8 6 (8.00%) System Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Visualisation
9 5 (6.67%) Predictive Modelling

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (25.33%) OpenEdge
2 5 (6.67%) SAS
3 2 (2.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Project
2 6 (8.00%) CATIA
3 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) SMS
1 1 (1.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) Base SAS
1 5 (6.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 5 (6.67%) Data Mining
1 5 (6.67%) OLAP
2 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) QlikView
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.33%) MS Access
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) WebSpeed
2 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) FishEye
3 2 (2.67%) Gradle
3 2 (2.67%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.67%) Maven
3 2 (2.67%) JIRA
3 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (9.33%) Banking
1 7 (9.33%) Publishing
2 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Automotive
3 2 (2.67%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Developer
2 35 (46.67%) Progress Developer
3 16 (21.33%) Analyst
4 14 (18.67%) Programmer
5 13 (17.33%) Analyst Programmer
6 10 (13.33%) Progress Analyst Programmer
6 10 (13.33%) Progress Programmer
7 8 (10.67%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) SAS Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Administrator
10 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.67%) Business Project Manager
11 2 (2.67%) IT Administrator
11 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 2 (2.67%) Business Manager
12 1 (1.33%) Progress DBA
12 1 (1.33%) Product Analyst
12 1 (1.33%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) HTML
2 7 (9.33%) Web Services
2 7 (9.33%) XML
3 5 (6.67%) .NET
4 3 (4.00%) Ajax
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.33%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) JDBC
5 1 (1.33%) DOM
5 1 (1.33%) ODBC
5 1 (1.33%) SonicMQ
5 1 (1.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.33%) RIA
3 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) UNIX
2 9 (12.00%) Windows
3 7 (9.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) AIX
5 1 (1.33%) HPUX
5 1 (1.33%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (10.67%) Project Management
2 8 (10.67%) Change Management
3 7 (9.33%) Scrum
4 6 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 6 (8.00%) CAD
4 6 (8.00%) System Testing
5 5 (6.67%) Predictive Modelling
5 5 (6.67%) Analytics
5 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.33%) Service Management
6 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.00%) ITIL
7 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) Progress 4GL
2 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.67%) SQL
4 3 (4.00%) C
4 3 (4.00%) Perl
4 3 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) C++
5 2 (2.67%) Java
5 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.33%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) TickIT
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) HP
3 2 (2.67%) VMware
3 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
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