The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Hertfordshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 68 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Progress 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% - 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £21.29 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.89% +12.05%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
431 262 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 55.54% 41.46% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 116 171
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 36
Average hourly rate £22.93 £17.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.01% +15.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Progress
East of England

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 9 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (75.00%) OpenEdge
2 2 (50.00%) Progress 4GL
2 2 (50.00%) WebSpeed
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) HPUX
3 1 (25.00%) HP

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) OpenEdge
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) WebSpeed
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Progress Analyst Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Progress Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Progress DBA
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Progress Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) HPUX
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Progress 4GL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP