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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 539 508 486
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -22
Contract jobs citing Progress 30 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.067% 0.081%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
Average daily rate
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£410 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21752 21223 18790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.60% 45.61% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12681 11868 10146
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £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 904 927 1162
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
North West - 9 £300 -
London +4 8 £585 +23.15% 3
West Midlands -7 7 £353 +17.50% 2
Yorkshire -4 3 - - 2
South West -14 2 £550 +83.33% 3
South East -19 1 - - 4
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Progress
UK

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 19 (26.03%) OpenEdge
2 18 (24.66%) Finance
3 15 (20.55%) Project Management
4 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (15.07%) PRINCE2
6 9 (12.33%) MS Office
7 8 (10.96%) SQL
7 8 (10.96%) Legal
7 8 (10.96%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.59%) Banking
8 7 (9.59%) PMI Certification
8 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
9 6 (8.22%) Windows
9 6 (8.22%) Linux
9 6 (8.22%) Programme Management
9 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.85%) WorkSite
10 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
10 5 (6.85%) CMDB
10 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
10 5 (6.85%) Python
10 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
10 5 (6.85%) Oracle
10 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
10 5 (6.85%) Citrix
10 5 (6.85%) WebSpeed
10 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
10 5 (6.85%) Change Management
10 5 (6.85%) Primavera
10 5 (6.85%) Windows 7

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 19 (26.03%) OpenEdge
2 5 (6.85%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS Office
2 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Temenos T24
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.37%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQLite
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.85%) WebSpeed
3 3 (4.11%) PVCS
3 3 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.11%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) GoogleTest
3 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.74%) Ant
4 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.74%) JMeter
4 2 (2.74%) Subversion
4 2 (2.74%) Maven
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Legal
3 7 (9.59%) Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.11%) Back Office
5 3 (4.11%) Private Banking
6 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Front Office
7 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Developer
2 22 (30.14%) Progress Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Project Manager
4 10 (13.70%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Performance Manager
6 4 (5.48%) SAP Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) SAP Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.74%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Business Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Business Change Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
1 3 (4.11%) CORBA
1 3 (4.11%) OpenGL
1 3 (4.11%) Qt
1 3 (4.11%) QML
2 2 (2.74%) REST
2 2 (2.74%) Django
2 2 (2.74%) SOAP
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) XML
2 2 (2.74%) XSD
2 2 (2.74%) XSLT
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
1 5 (6.85%) CMDB
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) PMI
3 3 (4.11%) Derivative
4 2 (2.74%) Informatics
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Equities
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
1 6 (8.22%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
2 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Project Management
2 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.07%) PRINCE2
4 8 (10.96%) Risk Management
5 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.22%) Programme Management
6 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.85%) Change Management
6 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.48%) Scrum
7 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.48%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (4.11%) Change Control
8 3 (4.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.11%) Multithreading
8 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.11%) ERP
8 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) Python
3 3 (4.11%) VB
3 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
3 3 (4.11%) C
3 3 (4.11%) C#
3 3 (4.11%) Delphi
3 3 (4.11%) VB6
4 2 (2.74%) XPath
4 2 (2.74%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.11%) PMP
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) Citrix
1 5 (6.85%) Primavera
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) SAP
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) Sculptor
3 3 (4.11%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Huawei
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