The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 61 61 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing Progress 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.15% 0.47% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.94% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£310 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £314 £335
% change year-on-year
+27.49% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
373 318 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.45% 49.77% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 162 179
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 28
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.56 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £34.90 £41.00
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 Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Progress across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Progress across the Hertfordshire region.

Progress Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Progress across the Hertfordshire region.

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) SAP PS
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (60.00%) Billing
1 3 (60.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) XPath
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSD
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) SAP SD

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SAP PS
2 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (20.00%) SAP CS
2 1 (20.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (20.00%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (60.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) SAP PS Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Project Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSD
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
1 2 (40.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SAP CO-PA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle