The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 126 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Progress 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.47% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£420 £306 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -5.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £314 £335
% change year-on-year
+21.51% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1042 1057 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.23% 42.71% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 503 487
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 41
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £58.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Progress
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (75.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) People Management

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (75.00%) MS Project
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Programme Planner
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft