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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 541 504 536
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +32
Contract jobs citing Progress 47 54 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £264 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - £31.25
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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
23857 22072 24564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.71% 46.44% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13819 12687 12854
Average daily rate £400 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.30%
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 1091 1012 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 -10 17 £413 +3.12% 3
West Midlands -16 11 £370 +23.33% 4
South East -6 8 £521 +39.00% 3
East of England -29 5 £333 - 2
East Midlands +9 3 £240 -
North West -5 2 - - 1
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Progress
UK

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (40.48%) OpenEdge
2 20 (23.81%) Progress 4GL
2 20 (23.81%) WebSpeed
3 14 (16.67%) HTML
4 13 (15.48%) Project Management
5 11 (13.10%) Finance
5 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.90%) UNIX
7 9 (10.71%) Windows
7 9 (10.71%) Web Services
8 8 (9.52%) SQL
8 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.33%) Oracle
9 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.14%) Banking
10 6 (7.14%) Manufacturing
10 6 (7.14%) Change Management
10 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.95%) .NET
11 5 (5.95%) Logistics
11 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
12 4 (4.76%) REST
12 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
12 4 (4.76%) Billing
12 4 (4.76%) SAP PS
12 4 (4.76%) XML
12 4 (4.76%) SAP
12 4 (4.76%) SOAP
12 4 (4.76%) AIX

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (40.48%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Office
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.19%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.19%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.19%) SAP CS
2 1 (1.19%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.19%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.19%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.19%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) WAN
1 2 (2.38%) 3G
1 2 (2.38%) MPLS
1 2 (2.38%) 2G
1 2 (2.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.19%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 20 (23.81%) WebSpeed
2 2 (2.38%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.19%) PVCS
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
3 1 (1.19%) QADirector
3 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Billing
4 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.38%) Military
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 45 (53.57%) Developer
2 43 (51.19%) Progress Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Analyst
4 13 (15.48%) Programmer
5 11 (13.10%) Progress Programmer
6 9 (10.71%) Analyst Programmer
6 9 (10.71%) Consultant
7 8 (9.52%) Progress Analyst Programmer
8 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 7 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
11 3 (3.57%) SAP PS Consultant
11 3 (3.57%) Technical Manager
11 3 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
12 2 (2.38%) Senior Manager
12 2 (2.38%) Data Analyst
12 2 (2.38%) Architect
12 2 (2.38%) Project Consultant
12 2 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.67%) HTML
2 9 (10.71%) Web Services
3 5 (5.95%) .NET
4 4 (4.76%) SOAP
4 4 (4.76%) XML
4 4 (4.76%) REST
5 3 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.57%) Spring
5 3 (3.57%) Ajax
5 3 (3.57%) Java EE
6 2 (2.38%) ActiveX
7 1 (1.19%) Velocity
7 1 (1.19%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) UNIX
2 9 (10.71%) Windows
3 4 (4.76%) AIX
3 4 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Project Management
2 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (7.14%) Change Management
4 5 (5.95%) Logistics
5 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.76%) ERP
6 3 (3.57%) Scrum
6 3 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 3 (3.57%) Migration
6 3 (3.57%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.57%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (3.57%) Coaching
7 2 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) Progress 4GL
2 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.52%) SQL
4 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) ISEB
1 3 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) HNC
3 1 (1.19%) HND
3 1 (1.19%) CISSP
3 1 (1.19%) PMP
3 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.19%) CISM
3 1 (1.19%) MBA
3 1 (1.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (4.76%) SAP
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) Citrix
4 2 (2.38%) Primavera
5 1 (1.19%) Minitab
5 1 (1.19%) Huawei
5 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.19%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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