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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 403 397 410
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Progress 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.035% 0.039% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.078% 0.088% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £338 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
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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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
10232 10206 10759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.75% 44.54% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6772 6512 6752
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 211 307
Average hourly rate £19.67 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.03 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) Time Management
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
4 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 4 (23.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
5 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) RAD
5 3 (17.65%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) MS Access
5 3 (17.65%) VBA
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) DTS
5 3 (17.65%) Informatica
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Derivative
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Line Management

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (11.76%) OpenEdge
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) MS Access
2 3 (17.65%) DTS
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) WebSpeed
2 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Business Manager
3 3 (17.65%) RAD Developer
4 2 (11.76%) VBA Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Excel Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Excel VBA Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Access Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Progress Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) FpML
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
1 3 (17.65%) Derivative
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
2 4 (23.53%) Time Management
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) RAD
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) People Management
4 2 (11.76%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) VBA
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Informatica
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft