The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 144 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Progress 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.033% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.076% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £185 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.94% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £21.29
% change year-on-year
- -31.89%
Progress
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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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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
Manchester - 3 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Progress
England

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) PMI
2 4 (30.77%) PMI Certification
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Sculptor
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) VB6
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Delphi
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VB
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) PVCS
3 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (23.08%) WebSpeed
3 3 (23.08%) Legal
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (7.69%) Database Security

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (7.69%) OpenEdge
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP PM
1 1 (7.69%) Primavera
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) PVCS
1 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (23.08%) WebSpeed
General
1 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Project Manager
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Progress Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (7.69%) Progress DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Database Security
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) VB6
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) Delphi
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
1 3 (23.08%) VB
1 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) Progress 4GL
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) Sculptor
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) QAD