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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 539 504 498
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs citing Progress 40 47 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.10% 0.081%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £385 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £520 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £314 £335
% change year-on-year
+21.51% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
22556 21567 20997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.05% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13730 12523 11265
Average daily rate £388 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1022 1287
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +25 20 £375 -11.76% 1
South East -29 7 £440 +10.00%
North West -9 4 £400 -9.50%
South West -26 3 - -
West Midlands -14 2 £319 +1.19% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (33.33%) OpenEdge
2 22 (26.19%) Finance
3 20 (23.81%) Project Management
4 12 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.71%) Change Management
5 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.52%) WebSpeed
6 8 (9.52%) Progress 4GL
7 7 (8.33%) HTML
7 7 (8.33%) Oracle
7 7 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.14%) Banking
8 6 (7.14%) Retail
8 6 (7.14%) Manufacturing
8 6 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 6 (7.14%) SQL
8 6 (7.14%) Linux
8 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.95%) SAP
9 5 (5.95%) Primavera
9 5 (5.95%) ERP
9 5 (5.95%) Logistics
9 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
10 4 (4.76%) Billing

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (33.33%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.57%) Temenos T24
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP CS
3 1 (1.19%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) SyteLine
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.19%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.19%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.38%) 3G
2 2 (2.38%) 2G
2 2 (2.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQLite
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.19%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) WebSpeed
2 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.57%) GoogleTest
3 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.38%) Ant
4 2 (2.38%) JMeter
4 2 (2.38%) Subversion
4 2 (2.38%) Maven
4 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
2 6 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (4.76%) Billing
4 3 (3.57%) Private Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Military
5 2 (2.38%) Back Office
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) French Language
6 1 (1.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 36 (42.86%) Developer
2 32 (38.10%) Progress Developer
3 11 (13.10%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Performance Manager
7 4 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) SAP PS Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Tester
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Programmer
9 2 (2.38%) PMO Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) HTML
2 4 (4.76%) XML
3 3 (3.57%) OpenGL
3 3 (3.57%) CORBA
3 3 (3.57%) Qt
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) QML
4 2 (2.38%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) ActiveX
4 2 (2.38%) XSD
4 2 (2.38%) XSLT
4 2 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (1.19%) Ajax
5 1 (1.19%) Velocity
5 1 (1.19%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Derivative
3 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.19%) Informatics
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) PMI
4 1 (1.19%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Project Management
2 12 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.71%) Change Management
3 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 6 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 6 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.95%) Logistics
6 5 (5.95%) ERP
6 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
6 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (3.57%) Change Control
8 3 (3.57%) Coaching
8 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) Progress 4GL
2 6 (7.14%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.57%) C
4 3 (3.57%) Python
5 2 (2.38%) XPath
5 2 (2.38%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.57%) ISEB
2 3 (3.57%) PMP
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) IAG
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle
2 5 (5.95%) SAP
2 5 (5.95%) Primavera
3 3 (3.57%) Google
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.19%) Huawei
4 1 (1.19%) Sitecore