The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 254 240 232
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Progress 13 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.087% 0.059%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £493 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +40.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4527 4281 4120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.55% 46.49% 48.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2572 2124 2046
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 237 307
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.48 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.22% -13.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.02 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Progress
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 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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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
Oxfordshire - 10 £400 -
Hampshire -6 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Progress
England

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) HTML
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) MySQL
3 10 (66.67%) Oracle
3 10 (66.67%) Java
3 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) CSS
3 10 (66.67%) JDBC
3 10 (66.67%) Web Services
3 10 (66.67%) XML
3 10 (66.67%) JBoss
3 10 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 10 (66.67%) HTTP
3 10 (66.67%) TDD
3 10 (66.67%) JSON
3 10 (66.67%) JIRA
3 10 (66.67%) Web Development
3 10 (66.67%) Java EE
3 10 (66.67%) jQuery
3 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (66.67%) Computer Security
3 10 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (66.67%) RESTful
3 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (66.67%) Confluence
3 10 (66.67%) HTML5
3 10 (66.67%) BDD
3 10 (66.67%) CSS3

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (66.67%) JBoss
1 10 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 10 (66.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) HTTP
2 5 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) JIRA
1 10 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) WebSpeed
General
1 4 (26.67%) Publishing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Progress Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) HTML
2 10 (66.67%) Java EE
2 10 (66.67%) JSON
2 10 (66.67%) CSS
2 10 (66.67%) JDBC
2 10 (66.67%) Web Services
2 10 (66.67%) XML
2 10 (66.67%) jQuery
2 10 (66.67%) RESTful
2 10 (66.67%) HTML5
2 10 (66.67%) CSS3
2 10 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 10 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (20.00%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) Web Development
2 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (66.67%) Computer Security
2 10 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Product Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Progress 4GL
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft