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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 540 538 533
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Progress 29 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.037% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.078% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 13
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £510 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +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
22056 21768 24565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.39% 46.84% 46.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12530 12144 12884
Average daily rate £388 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.19%
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 1003 1119 1283
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
London +5 8 £388 +3.33% 5
South East -2 8 £493 +40.71% 1
West Midlands -12 8 £225 -41.93% 3
East of England -20 1 £300 +41.17%
South West -28 1 £365 +4.28% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £625 - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Progress
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Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (35.29%) OpenEdge
2 17 (25.00%) Progress 4GL
2 17 (25.00%) WebSpeed
3 12 (17.65%) HTML
3 12 (17.65%) UNIX
4 10 (14.71%) Windows
4 10 (14.71%) Web Services
4 10 (14.71%) Project Management
5 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
6 8 (11.76%) SQL
7 7 (10.29%) Finance
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
8 6 (8.82%) .NET
8 6 (8.82%) Oracle
8 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 6 (8.82%) Manufacturing
8 6 (8.82%) Banking
8 6 (8.82%) Degree
8 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
9 5 (7.35%) Publishing
9 5 (7.35%) Six Sigma
10 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
10 4 (5.88%) CAD
10 4 (5.88%) MS Project
10 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.88%) AIX
10 4 (5.88%) SOAP
10 4 (5.88%) Linux

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (35.29%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) CATIA
2 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.88%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) 3G
1 2 (2.94%) MPLS
1 2 (2.94%) 2G
1 2 (2.94%) 4G
1 2 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (1.47%) Extranet
2 1 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.47%) MS Access
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.47%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) WebSpeed
2 2 (2.94%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) PVCS
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) QADirector
3 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Publishing
4 4 (5.88%) Automotive
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Military
5 2 (2.94%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Developer
2 32 (47.06%) Progress Developer
3 13 (19.12%) Analyst
4 11 (16.18%) Programmer
5 10 (14.71%) Progress Programmer
6 8 (11.76%) Progress Analyst Programmer
6 8 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (8.82%) Developer Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Administrator
8 4 (5.88%) Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Manager
10 2 (2.94%) IT Administrator
10 2 (2.94%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Product Manager
10 2 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
10 2 (2.94%) Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) HTML
2 10 (14.71%) Web Services
3 6 (8.82%) .NET
4 4 (5.88%) Ajax
4 4 (5.88%) REST
4 4 (5.88%) SOAP
5 3 (4.41%) Java EE
5 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.41%) Spring
6 2 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.47%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) UNIX
2 10 (14.71%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) AIX
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.47%) MVS
4 1 (1.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) Project Management
2 7 (10.29%) Change Management
3 5 (7.35%) Six Sigma
4 4 (5.88%) CAD
4 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.41%) Web Development
5 3 (4.41%) Migration
5 3 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.94%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.94%) Scrum
6 2 (2.94%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.94%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.94%) Service Management
7 1 (1.47%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) Progress 4GL
2 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.47%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) HNC
3 1 (1.47%) HND
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) CISSP
3 1 (1.47%) PMP
3 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.47%) CISM
3 1 (1.47%) MBA
3 1 (1.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.47%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Citrix
3 2 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) Minitab