The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress OpenEdge
Rank 555 555 584
Rank change year-on-year
0 +29
Contract jobs citing OpenEdge 17 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.022% 0.012%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.18% 0.13% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
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£340 £585 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.88% +181.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9349 8698 9739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.61% 17.10% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 4928 5476
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 440 444
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.45 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.41% +7.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenEdge within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

OpenEdge Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 17 £340 -41.88% 7
West Midlands -6 6 £225 -25.00% 1
South East -4 5 £496 -15.21% 2
London +18 4 £330 -43.58% 1
Birmingham -6 2 £275 -8.33% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

OpenEdge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (89.29%) Progress
2 13 (46.43%) WebSpeed
3 12 (42.86%) HTML
4 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (35.71%) Web Services
5 10 (35.71%) Progress 4GL
6 6 (21.43%) UNIX
6 6 (21.43%) Ajax
7 5 (17.86%) SOAP
7 5 (17.86%) XML
7 5 (17.86%) REST
8 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
9 3 (10.71%) Spring
9 3 (10.71%) Java EE
10 2 (7.14%) CSS
10 2 (7.14%) DOM
10 2 (7.14%) AIX
10 2 (7.14%) SonicMQ
10 2 (7.14%) Scrum
10 2 (7.14%) jQuery
11 1 (3.57%) Java
11 1 (3.57%) PHP
11 1 (3.57%) SQL
11 1 (3.57%) .NET
11 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
11 1 (3.57%) PVCS
11 1 (3.57%) Windows

OpenEdge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) WebSpeed
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) PVCS
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 20 (71.43%) Progress Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Business Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Progress Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Progress Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) UNIX Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) HTML
2 10 (35.71%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) Ajax
4 5 (17.86%) REST
4 5 (17.86%) XML
4 5 (17.86%) SOAP
5 3 (10.71%) Java EE
5 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
5 3 (10.71%) Spring
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) CSS
6 2 (7.14%) DOM
6 2 (7.14%) SonicMQ
7 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.14%) Scrum
2 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
2 1 (3.57%) Release Management
2 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (3.57%) UML
2 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 10 (35.71%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Progress
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix