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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 536 525 546
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing Progress 47 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.066% 0.055%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 16
Average daily rate
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£370 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.79% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
23409 22747 24578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 46.74% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13406 12936 12896
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1027 1041 1259
Average hourly rate £18.44 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 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 22 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 -16 15 £325 +8.33% 3
London +19 13 £375 +11.11% 4
South East +1 9 £521 +48.92% 4
East of England -28 6 £300 +41.17% 2
East Midlands - 2 £240 - 2
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
Progress
UK

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 30 (39.47%) OpenEdge
2 21 (27.63%) Progress 4GL
3 20 (26.32%) WebSpeed
4 14 (18.42%) HTML
5 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 11 (14.47%) UNIX
6 10 (13.16%) Finance
7 9 (11.84%) Windows
7 9 (11.84%) Web Services
7 9 (11.84%) Project Management
8 8 (10.53%) SQL
9 6 (7.89%) Banking
9 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
9 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.89%) .NET
9 6 (7.89%) Oracle
10 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.58%) Change Management
10 5 (6.58%) Billing
10 5 (6.58%) Logistics
10 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
11 4 (5.26%) REST
11 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.26%) SAP PS
11 4 (5.26%) SAP
11 4 (5.26%) SOAP
11 4 (5.26%) XML
11 4 (5.26%) AIX
11 4 (5.26%) Linux
11 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 30 (39.47%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.32%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.32%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.32%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP CS
2 1 (1.32%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) 4G
1 2 (2.63%) 2G
1 2 (2.63%) WAN
1 2 (2.63%) 3G
1 2 (2.63%) MPLS
2 1 (1.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.32%) Essbase
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) WebSpeed
2 2 (2.63%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.32%) PVCS
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
3 1 (1.32%) QADirector
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Banking
2 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.58%) Billing
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
5 2 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (56.58%) Developer
2 40 (52.63%) Progress Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Programmer
4 11 (14.47%) Progress Programmer
5 9 (11.84%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (10.53%) Consultant
6 8 (10.53%) Progress Analyst Programmer
7 7 (9.21%) Developer Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
9 5 (6.58%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
11 3 (3.95%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (3.95%) Technical Manager
11 3 (3.95%) SAP PS Consultant
12 2 (2.63%) Project Consultant
12 2 (2.63%) Designer
12 2 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
12 2 (2.63%) Senior Manager
12 2 (2.63%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) HTML
2 9 (11.84%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) .NET
4 4 (5.26%) REST
4 4 (5.26%) SOAP
4 4 (5.26%) XML
5 3 (3.95%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.95%) Spring
5 3 (3.95%) Ajax
5 3 (3.95%) Java EE
6 2 (2.63%) ActiveX
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.32%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.32%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) UNIX
2 9 (11.84%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) AIX
3 4 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.84%) Project Management
2 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
3 5 (6.58%) Change Management
3 5 (6.58%) Logistics
4 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.95%) ERP
5 3 (3.95%) Data Analysis
5 3 (3.95%) Web Development
5 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.63%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (2.63%) Scrum
6 2 (2.63%) Migration
6 2 (2.63%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.63%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) Progress 4GL
2 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) HNC
3 1 (1.32%) HND
3 1 (1.32%) CISSP
3 1 (1.32%) PMP
3 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.32%) MBA
3 1 (1.32%) CISM
3 1 (1.32%) CEH
3 1 (1.32%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 4 (5.26%) SAP
3 3 (3.95%) Citrix
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.32%) Minitab
5 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
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