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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 544 533 518
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing Progress 42 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.078% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £376 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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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
22519 21955 20957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.03% 45.17% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13512 12591 11521
Average daily rate £398 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 985 1150
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

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 July 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 July 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
South East -16 13 £400 -5.04% 1
East of England 0 8 £350 +16.66%
London -1 8 £450 +50.00% 3
West Midlands -6 7 £275 -12.69% 1
North West -13 4 £313 +68.91%
Yorkshire -17 2 £295 -15.71% 1
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Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) SQL
3 17 (23.61%) OpenEdge
4 14 (19.44%) Finance
4 14 (19.44%) XML
4 14 (19.44%) Oracle
4 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
5 13 (18.06%) JIRA
6 12 (16.67%) jQuery
6 12 (16.67%) HTML
7 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
7 11 (15.28%) CSS
7 11 (15.28%) Web Services
8 10 (13.89%) JBoss
8 10 (13.89%) HTTP
8 10 (13.89%) JDBC
8 10 (13.89%) Tomcat
8 10 (13.89%) Java
8 10 (13.89%) MySQL
8 10 (13.89%) Legal
8 10 (13.89%) TDD
8 10 (13.89%) Web Development
8 10 (13.89%) Java EE
8 10 (13.89%) JSON
8 10 (13.89%) Computer Security
8 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
8 10 (13.89%) RESTful
8 10 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (13.89%) Confluence

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 17 (23.61%) OpenEdge
2 10 (13.89%) JBoss
2 10 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 10 (13.89%) Confluence
3 6 (8.33%) WorkSite
4 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.39%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) HTTP
2 5 (6.94%) Intranet
3 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.89%) MySQL
3 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) MS Access
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) DTS
5 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) JIRA
2 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.72%) WebSpeed
4 3 (4.17%) PVCS
4 3 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Legal
3 5 (6.94%) Publishing
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Progress Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Project Manager
5 10 (13.89%) DBA
5 10 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 10 (13.89%) Progress DBA
6 8 (11.11%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Business Manager
8 3 (4.17%) SAP Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.17%) SAP Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.17%) RAD Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Django Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) XML
2 12 (16.67%) HTML
2 12 (16.67%) jQuery
3 11 (15.28%) CSS
3 11 (15.28%) Web Services
4 10 (13.89%) JDBC
4 10 (13.89%) RESTful
4 10 (13.89%) HTML5
4 10 (13.89%) CSS3
4 10 (13.89%) AngularJS
4 10 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 10 (13.89%) Java EE
4 10 (13.89%) JSON
5 6 (8.33%) .NET
6 5 (6.94%) Spring
7 3 (4.17%) J2EE
8 2 (2.78%) FpML
8 2 (2.78%) Velocity
8 2 (2.78%) Django
9 1 (1.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.33%) CMDB
3 3 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.17%) Derivative
3 3 (4.17%) PMI
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) Informatics
5 1 (1.39%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
1 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
2 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.89%) TDD
2 10 (13.89%) Web Development
2 10 (13.89%) Computer Security
2 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (13.89%) BDD
3 9 (12.50%) Migration
4 8 (11.11%) SDLC
5 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 6 (8.33%) Project Management
6 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.33%) Time Management
7 5 (6.94%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.94%) Patch Management
7 5 (6.94%) Scrum
7 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.89%) Java
4 6 (8.33%) C#
5 5 (6.94%) Python
6 3 (4.17%) Progress 4GL
6 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.17%) VB6
6 3 (4.17%) VB
6 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.17%) VBA
6 3 (4.17%) Delphi
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Oracle
2 6 (8.33%) Citrix
3 4 (5.56%) Northgate
4 3 (4.17%) Sculptor
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Informatica
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco
5 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.39%) QAD
5 1 (1.39%) VMware