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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 517 529 543
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Contract jobs citing Progress 36 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.043% 0.051%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.092% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22497 21835 24501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.58% 46.85% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12759 12225 12831
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
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 1001 1104 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
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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
West Midlands -7 13 £300 - 4
London +9 8 £388 +3.33% 6
South East -3 8 £493 +40.71% 4
East of England -16 3 £270 +27.05% 1
East Midlands - 2 £240 - 1
South West - 1 £365 - 2
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
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Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 28 (38.89%) OpenEdge
2 19 (26.39%) Progress 4GL
2 19 (26.39%) WebSpeed
3 13 (18.06%) HTML
4 12 (16.67%) UNIX
5 10 (13.89%) Windows
5 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.89%) Web Services
6 8 (11.11%) SQL
7 7 (9.72%) Project Management
8 6 (8.33%) Banking
8 6 (8.33%) Finance
8 6 (8.33%) .NET
8 6 (8.33%) Oracle
8 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 5 (6.94%) Change Management
10 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
10 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
10 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
10 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.56%) Ajax
10 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
10 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
10 4 (5.56%) AIX
10 4 (5.56%) Linux
10 4 (5.56%) SOAP
10 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
10 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 28 (38.89%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) CATIA
2 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SyteLine
1 1 (1.39%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) 2G
1 2 (2.78%) 3G
1 2 (2.78%) MPLS
1 2 (2.78%) WAN
1 2 (2.78%) 4G
2 1 (1.39%) SMS
2 1 (1.39%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.39%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 19 (26.39%) WebSpeed
2 2 (2.78%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.39%) QADirector
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.39%) PVCS
3 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.33%) Banking
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.17%) Publishing
4 2 (2.78%) Military
4 2 (2.78%) Automotive
4 2 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (58.33%) Developer
2 38 (52.78%) Progress Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Programmer
4 11 (15.28%) Progress Programmer
5 9 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (11.11%) Progress Analyst Programmer
7 7 (9.72%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.78%) Senior Manager
11 2 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.78%) IT Administrator
11 2 (2.78%) Data Analyst
11 2 (2.78%) Architect
11 2 (2.78%) Designer
11 2 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) HTML
2 10 (13.89%) Web Services
3 6 (8.33%) .NET
4 4 (5.56%) Ajax
4 4 (5.56%) SOAP
4 4 (5.56%) REST
5 3 (4.17%) Java EE
5 3 (4.17%) XML
5 3 (4.17%) Spring
5 3 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.39%) ActiveX
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.39%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) UNIX
2 10 (13.89%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) AIX
3 4 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.39%) HPUX
4 1 (1.39%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.72%) Project Management
2 5 (6.94%) Change Management
3 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.17%) ERP
4 3 (4.17%) Six Sigma
4 3 (4.17%) Web Development
5 2 (2.78%) Service Management
5 2 (2.78%) Scrum
5 2 (2.78%) Migration
5 2 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (2.78%) CAD
5 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.78%) Data Modelling
5 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.78%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) Progress 4GL
2 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.39%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.39%) HNC
3 1 (1.39%) HND
3 1 (1.39%) ISEB
3 1 (1.39%) CISSP
3 1 (1.39%) PMP
3 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.39%) CEH
3 1 (1.39%) MBA
3 1 (1.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) IAG
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.39%) Minitab
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
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