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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 527 486 524
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +38
Contract jobs citing Progress 52 65 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.14% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £273 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.25
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
23659 22026 23847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.11% 46.08% 46.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14048 12774 12688
Average daily rate £396 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.26%
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 1158 1062 1250
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 October 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 October 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 +18 19 £413 -2.94% 3
West Midlands -28 9 £360 +17.07% 1
South East -15 7 £445 +4.70% 2
East of England -22 7 £310 -
East Midlands +2 4 £240 -
North West -9 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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UK

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (43.21%) OpenEdge
2 17 (20.99%) Finance
3 16 (19.75%) Progress 4GL
4 13 (16.05%) Project Management
5 12 (14.81%) WebSpeed
6 11 (13.58%) HTML
7 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.11%) Web Services
8 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.64%) Oracle
9 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2
9 7 (8.64%) Change Management
9 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
10 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
10 6 (7.41%) Programme Management
10 6 (7.41%) SOAP
10 6 (7.41%) REST
10 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
11 5 (6.17%) Linux
11 5 (6.17%) SQL
12 4 (4.94%) Primavera
12 4 (4.94%) Retail
12 4 (4.94%) Billing
12 4 (4.94%) Logistics
12 4 (4.94%) XML
12 4 (4.94%) UNIX
12 4 (4.94%) Windows
12 4 (4.94%) SAP

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (43.21%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.47%) SAS
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.23%) SyteLine
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.23%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.23%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CS
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) 2G
1 2 (2.47%) WAN
1 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.47%) 3G
1 2 (2.47%) MPLS
1 2 (2.47%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.47%) MySQL
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.47%) SQLite
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.23%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) WebSpeed
2 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.70%) Subversion
4 2 (2.47%) JMeter
4 2 (2.47%) Ant
4 2 (2.47%) Maven
4 2 (2.47%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.23%) QADirector
5 1 (1.23%) PVCS
General
1 17 (20.99%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Billing
4 2 (2.47%) Military
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) French Language
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (43.21%) Developer
2 32 (39.51%) Progress Developer
3 11 (13.58%) Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Performance Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Programmer
7 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Manager
7 4 (4.94%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Progress Programmer
8 3 (3.70%) SAP PS Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Tester
9 2 (2.47%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.47%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.47%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) HTML
2 9 (11.11%) Web Services
3 6 (7.41%) SOAP
3 6 (7.41%) REST
4 4 (4.94%) XML
5 3 (3.70%) Spring
5 3 (3.70%) Java EE
5 3 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.47%) .NET
6 2 (2.47%) XSD
6 2 (2.47%) XSLT
6 2 (2.47%) ActiveX
6 2 (2.47%) CORBA
6 2 (2.47%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.47%) Ajax
6 2 (2.47%) Qt
6 2 (2.47%) QML
7 1 (1.23%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (1.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Linux
2 4 (4.94%) UNIX
2 4 (4.94%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) Project Management
2 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2
3 7 (8.64%) Change Management
3 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
4 6 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.94%) Logistics
6 4 (4.94%) ERP
7 3 (3.70%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (3.70%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.70%) Coaching
7 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.70%) Migration
8 2 (2.47%) Scrum
8 2 (2.47%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) Progress 4GL
2 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.17%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) C
4 3 (3.70%) Java
5 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.47%) Python
5 2 (2.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
1 3 (3.70%) ISEB
2 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (1.23%) CISSP
3 1 (1.23%) PMP
3 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.23%) CEH
3 1 (1.23%) CISM
3 1 (1.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle
2 4 (4.94%) Primavera
2 4 (4.94%) SAP
3 3 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.47%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.23%) Huawei
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) Business Objects
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