The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 408 409 417
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Progress 11 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.054% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.12% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £362 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10351 10919 11478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.00% 45.54% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6826 6843 7371
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 233 261
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.00 £48.00
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 London

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in London

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in London

Progress
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Progress across the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Progress Daily Rate Histogram in London

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in London

Progress
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the London region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
City of London -5 1 £650 +44.44%
Croydon - 1 £600 -
Progress
England

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) Time Management
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) MS Access
6 3 (15.79%) DTS
6 3 (15.79%) RAD
6 3 (15.79%) Python
6 3 (15.79%) OpenEdge
6 3 (15.79%) VBA
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) Derivative
6 3 (15.79%) Fixed Income
6 3 (15.79%) Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
6 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Informatica

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (15.79%) OpenEdge
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) MS Access
2 3 (15.79%) DTS
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) WebSpeed
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) RAD Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Excel Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Excel VBA Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Access Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Progress Developer
4 2 (10.53%) VBA Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) FpML
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Fixed Income
1 3 (15.79%) Derivative
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Biometrics
3 1 (5.26%) Video Editing
3 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
2 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Time Management
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.79%) RAD
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) People Management
5 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) VBA
2 3 (15.79%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (5.26%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Informatica
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint