The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 20 November 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.

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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 547 503 528
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +25
Contract jobs citing Progress 50 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.13% 0.074%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 9
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£375 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £282 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.03% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25397 23667 24475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.51% 46.25% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14927 13461 12661
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1171 1328
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Progress Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Progress
Daily Rate Trend

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

Progress Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Progress
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Progress within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

Progress Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Progress
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Progress Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Progress
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 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 -39 46 £400 +23.07% 15
London +3 23 £375 -6.25% 6
South East -22 6 £440 +10.00%
East of England -15 5 £310 -
East Midlands +12 3 £450 -
North West -3 3 £400 -9.50%
South West -22 3 - - 6
City of London +6 2 £450 - 2
West Midlands -30 2 £318 +0.79% 2
Derbyshire - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £445 -
Derby - 2 £450 -
Reading +13 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 £350 +11.11% 1
Manchester -12 1 £400 -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Fareham - - - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 36 (37.11%) OpenEdge
2 20 (20.62%) Finance
2 20 (20.62%) Project Management
3 17 (17.53%) Progress 4GL
4 13 (13.40%) PRINCE2
5 11 (11.34%) WebSpeed
5 11 (11.34%) Change Management
6 10 (10.31%) Web Services
6 10 (10.31%) HTML
6 10 (10.31%) Oracle
6 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
9 7 (7.22%) REST
9 7 (7.22%) Retail
9 7 (7.22%) SOAP
9 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
9 7 (7.22%) SQL
9 7 (7.22%) Linux
10 6 (6.19%) XML
10 6 (6.19%) SAP
10 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
10 6 (6.19%) Manufacturing
10 6 (6.19%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.19%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.15%) MS Office
11 5 (5.15%) Java
11 5 (5.15%) Windows
11 5 (5.15%) Coaching

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 36 (37.11%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.06%) SAS
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Office
2 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.06%) SAP SRM
4 1 (1.03%) SyteLine
4 1 (1.03%) Temenos T24
4 1 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.03%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.03%) SAP CS
4 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.03%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.03%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) WAN
1 3 (3.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.06%) 3G
2 2 (2.06%) MPLS
2 2 (2.06%) 2G
2 2 (2.06%) 4G
3 1 (1.03%) LAN
3 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.03%) VLAN
3 1 (1.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.09%) MySQL
2 3 (3.09%) SQLite
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.03%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.03%) Essbase
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) WebSpeed
2 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.09%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.09%) GoogleTest
3 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.09%) Ant
3 3 (3.09%) Subversion
3 3 (3.09%) Maven
4 2 (2.06%) JMeter
5 1 (1.03%) PVCS
5 1 (1.03%) QADirector
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 20 (20.62%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Retail
3 6 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.12%) Billing
5 3 (3.09%) Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Military
6 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.03%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (42.27%) Developer
2 37 (38.14%) Progress Developer
3 11 (11.34%) Consultant
4 9 (9.28%) Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.19%) Technical Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Programmer
7 5 (5.15%) Performance Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Progress Programmer
8 4 (4.12%) Tester
8 4 (4.12%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) SAP PS Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Lean Practitioner
10 2 (2.06%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.06%) SAP Data Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) Web Services
1 10 (10.31%) HTML
2 7 (7.22%) SOAP
2 7 (7.22%) REST
3 6 (6.19%) XML
4 3 (3.09%) CORBA
4 3 (3.09%) Qt
4 3 (3.09%) Java EE
4 3 (3.09%) OpenGL
4 3 (3.09%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.09%) Spring
4 3 (3.09%) QML
5 2 (2.06%) Ajax
5 2 (2.06%) ActiveX
5 2 (2.06%) .NET
5 2 (2.06%) XSD
5 2 (2.06%) XSLT
6 1 (1.03%) Velocity
6 1 (1.03%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.03%) iPhone
3 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.03%) iPad
3 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.03%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.03%) Derivative
3 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Linux
2 5 (5.15%) Windows
3 4 (4.12%) UNIX
4 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) Project Management
2 13 (13.40%) PRINCE2
3 11 (11.34%) Change Management
4 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.19%) Programme Management
7 6 (6.19%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.15%) Coaching
9 4 (4.12%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.12%) User Stories
9 4 (4.12%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.12%) Logistics
9 4 (4.12%) ERP
10 3 (3.09%) Six Sigma
10 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.09%) Workflow
10 3 (3.09%) Migration
10 3 (3.09%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.09%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) Progress 4GL
2 7 (7.22%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.15%) Java
4 3 (3.09%) C
4 3 (3.09%) Python
4 3 (3.09%) XPath
5 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) ISEB
1 4 (4.12%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 2 (2.06%) PMP
3 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) HNC
4 1 (1.03%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.03%) CISM
4 1 (1.03%) MBA
4 1 (1.03%) CEH
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) CISSP
4 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.03%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.03%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (1.03%) WebInspect
1 1 (1.03%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) SAP
3 4 (4.12%) Citrix
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) Primavera
4 3 (3.09%) Google
5 2 (2.06%) HP
6 1 (1.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.03%) Huawei
6 1 (1.03%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.03%) Symantec
6 1 (1.03%) Sophos
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco
6 1 (1.03%) Business Objects
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £249 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago