The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 South 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 143 121 146
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Contract jobs citing Progress 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.086% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.068% 0.19% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £300 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £21.29 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.89% +12.05%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1465 1038 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.23% 44.63% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 593 878
Average daily rate £363 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 56 124
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -44.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.50 £50.00
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 South West

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Progress
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Progress
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) DOM
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) OpenEdge
1 1 (33.33%) Progress 4GL
1 1 (33.33%) SonicMQ

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (33.33%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Progress Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) DOM
1 1 (33.33%) SonicMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) Progress 4GL