The table below looks at the statistics for OpenEdge skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenEdge over the 3 months to 19 September 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress OpenEdge
Rank 583 563 591
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +28
Contract jobs citing OpenEdge 29 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.044% 0.023%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.28% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 5
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£350 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £308 -
% change year-on-year
+20.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.25

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
10240 9236 10077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.51% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6163 5455 5642
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 372 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

OpenEdge
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenEdge within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenEdge within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
England +1 29 £350 +16.66% 4
West Midlands -10 17 £370 +23.33% 2
London +18 7 £330 +10.00% 1
South East +6 4 - -
East of England - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

OpenEdge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenEdge 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 OpenEdge.

1 34 (73.91%) Progress
2 14 (30.43%) WebSpeed
2 14 (30.43%) Progress 4GL
3 12 (26.09%) HTML
4 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 9 (19.57%) Web Services
6 5 (10.87%) SOAP
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) REST
7 4 (8.70%) Banking
7 4 (8.70%) XML
8 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
8 3 (6.52%) UNIX
8 3 (6.52%) Spring
8 3 (6.52%) Ajax
8 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
8 3 (6.52%) Java EE
9 2 (4.35%) Scrum
9 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.35%) SQL
9 2 (4.35%) OO
9 2 (4.35%) ActiveX
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 2 (4.35%) AIX
10 1 (2.17%) Finance
10 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.17%) Citrix
10 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence

OpenEdge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenEdge 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 OpenEdge. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) WebSpeed
2 1 (2.17%) PVCS
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (86.96%) Developer
2 31 (67.39%) Progress Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Applications Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Programmer
5 4 (8.70%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Progress Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Progress Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Business Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Software Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Designer
8 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) HTML
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 5 (10.87%) SOAP
3 5 (10.87%) REST
4 4 (8.70%) XML
5 3 (6.52%) Spring
5 3 (6.52%) Ajax
5 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.52%) Java EE
6 2 (4.35%) ActiveX
7 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 2 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (4.35%) Scrum
2 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
2 2 (4.35%) OO
3 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.17%) Release Management
3 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
3 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Progress 4GL
2 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Progress
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Citrix
2 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
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