The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 - 118 -
Contract jobs citing Progress 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.083% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £21.29 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.89% +12.05%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1389 1096 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.78% 45.51% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 500 681
Average daily rate £325 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 90 79
Average hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Progress
England

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Progress
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Progress
England

Progress
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) FishEye
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) Artifactory
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (66.67%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) FishEye
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) Artifactory
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Atlassian