The table below looks at the statistics for Progress 4GL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress 4GL over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress 4GL
Rank 593 566 543
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -23
Contract jobs citing Progress 4GL 2 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.031% 0.028%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.010% 0.082% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate
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£318 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £306 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £319 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

Progress 4GL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Progress 4GL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Progress 4GL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Progress 4GL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Progress 4GL within the UK.

Progress 4GL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Progress 4GL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Progress 4GL within the UK.

Progress 4GL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Progress 4GL
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress 4GL within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
West Midlands -18 2 £318 +0.79% 3
England -43 2 £318 +0.79% 3
Birmingham - 1 £350 - 2
Gatwick - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -

Progress 4GL
Top 18 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Progress 4GL 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 4GL.

1 10 (100.00%) Progress
2 9 (90.00%) OpenEdge
3 7 (70.00%) WebSpeed
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) ActiveX
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Spring
7 1 (10.00%) Java EE
7 1 (10.00%) REST

Progress 4GL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Progress 4GL 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 4GL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (90.00%) OpenEdge
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) WebSpeed
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
1 9 (90.00%) Progress Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) ActiveX
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) Java EE
3 1 (10.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Progress
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com