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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 550 531 537
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing Progress 39 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.091% 0.071%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £373 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
23413 22961 22201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.06% 45.63% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14134 13103 12594
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1014 1025
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
South East -12 16 £400 -23.26% 4
London +16 11 £450 +9.09% 5
East Midlands -6 3 £313 +30.20% 1
West Midlands -12 3 £275 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 3
North East - 2 - - 1
East of England -1 1 £350 +5.26% 1
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Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) Oracle
3 20 (28.99%) OpenEdge
4 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (24.64%) Finance
5 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
6 16 (23.19%) HTML
7 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 15 (21.74%) XML
8 14 (20.29%) jQuery
9 13 (18.84%) HTML5
9 13 (18.84%) Java
10 12 (17.39%) Migration
10 12 (17.39%) CSS
10 12 (17.39%) Web Services
10 12 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (15.94%) Confluence
11 11 (15.94%) BDD
11 11 (15.94%) CSS3
11 11 (15.94%) AngularJS
11 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
11 11 (15.94%) RESTful
11 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (15.94%) Computer Security
11 11 (15.94%) Web Development
11 11 (15.94%) Java EE
11 11 (15.94%) JSON
11 11 (15.94%) JIRA
11 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
11 11 (15.94%) Twitter Bootstrap

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (28.99%) OpenEdge
2 11 (15.94%) JBoss
2 11 (15.94%) Tomcat
2 11 (15.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.90%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Office
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.45%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) Intranet
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.94%) MySQL
3 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) MS Access
3 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) DTS
4 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) JIRA
1 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
1 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.25%) WebSpeed
3 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Publishing
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Progress Developer
3 11 (15.94%) DBA
3 11 (15.94%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) Progress DBA
4 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.35%) RAD Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Excel VBA Developer
8 2 (2.90%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Excel Developer
8 2 (2.90%) VBA Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Access Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) HTML
2 15 (21.74%) XML
3 14 (20.29%) jQuery
4 13 (18.84%) HTML5
5 12 (17.39%) Web Services
5 12 (17.39%) CSS
6 11 (15.94%) JDBC
6 11 (15.94%) RESTful
6 11 (15.94%) Java EE
6 11 (15.94%) JSON
6 11 (15.94%) CSS3
6 11 (15.94%) AngularJS
6 11 (15.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (7.25%) .NET
7 5 (7.25%) Spring
8 3 (4.35%) J2EE
9 2 (2.90%) FpML
9 2 (2.90%) Velocity
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Fixed Income
2 3 (4.35%) Derivative
3 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) CMDB
3 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.45%) Video Editing
4 1 (1.45%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) UNIX
2 7 (10.14%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.90%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.39%) Migration
3 11 (15.94%) TDD
3 11 (15.94%) Web Development
3 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (15.94%) Computer Security
3 11 (15.94%) BDD
4 9 (13.04%) Project Management
5 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.70%) Time Management
5 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 6 (8.70%) SDLC
6 5 (7.25%) Patch Management
6 5 (7.25%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Data Migration
6 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 13 (18.84%) Java
4 8 (11.59%) Progress 4GL
5 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.25%) C#
7 3 (4.35%) VBA
7 3 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.45%) C++
9 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.45%) APMP
2 1 (1.45%) PMP
2 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Northgate
3 3 (4.35%) Informatica
4 2 (2.90%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.45%) QAD
5 1 (1.45%) VMware