The table below looks at the statistics for OpenEdge skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenEdge over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Progress OpenEdge
UK
Rank 582 608 592
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing OpenEdge 13 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.020% 0.040%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.12% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £215 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.20% +4.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £215 £413 £300
% change year-on-year
-47.87% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
7661 8432 8680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.11% 16.90% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4887 5341 5450
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 238 311
Median hourly rate £19.19 £22.50 £19.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

OpenEdge
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OpenEdge as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

OpenEdge Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenEdge
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenEdge within the UK.

OpenEdge Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenEdge
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenEdge within the UK.

OpenEdge Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenEdge
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenEdge within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 11 £215 -31.20% 5
Birmingham +9 10 - - 1
West Midlands +1 10 - - 2
Scotland +29 2 - -
Motherwell - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £215 -
Norfolk - 1 £215 -
King's Lynn - 1 £215 -

OpenEdge
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenEdge also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OpenEdge.

1 19 (86.36%) Progress
2 10 (45.45%) Line Management
3 4 (18.18%) QAD
3 4 (18.18%) MFGPRO
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
5 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (4.55%) Windows
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VBScript
6 1 (4.55%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Finance
6 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) PostGIS
6 1 (4.55%) Document Management
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server

OpenEdge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MFGPRO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) Progress Developer
3 5 (22.73%) OpenEdge Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Progress Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Line Management
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Document Management
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Progress 4GL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Progress
2 4 (18.18%) QAD