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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Progress
Rank 572 555 543
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs citing Progress 24 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.081% 0.075%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 18
Average daily rate £435 £388 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £363 £308
% change year-on-year
+33.10% +17.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Progress
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
20132 21592 20644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.66% 45.85% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12166 12738 11641
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 810 932 923
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 12 £403 -16.14% 3
South East +19 5 £530 - 2
West Midlands -16 3 £450 +27.65% 2
North West -23 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -23 1 - - 6
Progress
UK

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (32.73%) Project Management
2 17 (30.91%) OpenEdge
3 11 (20.00%) Finance
4 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.36%) QA
5 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
6 7 (12.73%) Progress 4GL
7 6 (10.91%) Critical Success Factor
8 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle
8 5 (9.09%) MS Office
8 5 (9.09%) ITIL
8 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.27%) WebSpeed
9 4 (7.27%) Service Management
9 4 (7.27%) Windows
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (7.27%) Migration
9 4 (7.27%) Matrix Management
9 4 (7.27%) Degree
9 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
10 3 (5.45%) People Management
10 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
10 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.45%) Time Management
10 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.45%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
10 3 (5.45%) Mentoring

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (30.91%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) JBoss
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.82%) MFGPRO
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.82%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) MPLS
1 2 (3.64%) VLAN
1 2 (3.64%) VoIP
1 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (3.64%) Wireless
2 1 (1.82%) FTP
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) NAS
2 1 (1.82%) SAN
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) WebSpeed
2 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
2 2 (3.64%) MSI
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Games
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Developer
2 15 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 14 (25.45%) Progress Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Business Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Business Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) OpenEdge Developer
6 3 (5.45%) OpenEdge Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Progress Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Progress Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) HTML5
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) CSS3
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
3 1 (1.82%) JDBC
3 1 (1.82%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) RESTful
3 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) CCTV
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) PMI
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) FMCG
3 1 (1.82%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.82%) Statistics
3 1 (1.82%) Video Editing
3 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Project Management
2 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
4 6 (10.91%) Critical Success Factor
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL
5 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Matrix Management
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Service Management
7 3 (5.45%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.45%) People Management
7 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.45%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Time Management
7 3 (5.45%) Validation
8 2 (3.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Progress 4GL
2 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) OpenEdge ABL
3 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) MCP
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.82%) CEH
4 1 (1.82%) CISA
4 1 (1.82%) EC-Council LPT
4 1 (1.82%) ECSA
4 1 (1.82%) SANS
4 1 (1.82%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) AppSense
3 2 (3.64%) Citrix
3 2 (3.64%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) NETGEAR
4 1 (1.82%) Acunetix
4 1 (1.82%) Apple
4 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
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