The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Vendors currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 547 538 562
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Contract jobs citing Progress 41 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.049% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 16
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £240 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 30 July 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 30 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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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 -13 36 £330 -5.71% 19
West Midlands -8 13 £300 - 4
London +18 8 £388 +3.33% 6
South East -9 8 £493 +40.71% 2
Birmingham -2 4 £275 -8.33% 2
East of England -19 2 £270 +27.05% 1
East Midlands - 2 £240 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Essex - 1 £300 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Leicester - 1 £240 -
South West - 1 £365 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £240 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Basildon - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (35.44%) OpenEdge
2 20 (25.32%) Progress 4GL
3 19 (24.05%) WebSpeed
4 14 (17.72%) UNIX
5 13 (16.46%) HTML
6 12 (15.19%) Windows
7 11 (13.92%) Web Services
7 11 (13.92%) Project Management
8 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.39%) SQL
10 8 (10.13%) Oracle
11 7 (8.86%) .NET
11 7 (8.86%) Finance
11 7 (8.86%) Change Management
11 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
12 6 (7.59%) Banking
12 6 (7.59%) Degree
12 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
12 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
13 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
13 5 (6.33%) Six Sigma
13 5 (6.33%) XML
13 5 (6.33%) SOAP
13 5 (6.33%) Linux
13 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
13 5 (6.33%) REST
14 4 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (5.06%) Ajax
14 4 (5.06%) Data Analysis
14 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (35.44%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.53%) SAS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.27%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.27%) Lync
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Project
2 3 (3.80%) CATIA
2 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MFGPRO
1 1 (1.27%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) WAN
2 2 (2.53%) 4G
2 2 (2.53%) 2G
2 2 (2.53%) MPLS
2 2 (2.53%) 3G
3 1 (1.27%) DHCP
3 1 (1.27%) DNS
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.27%) SMS
3 1 (1.27%) Extranet
3 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.27%) MySQL
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.27%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 19 (24.05%) WebSpeed
2 3 (3.80%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.27%) PVCS
4 1 (1.27%) Ant
4 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.27%) QADirector
4 1 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) Maven
4 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.06%) Publishing
4 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.80%) Automotive
6 2 (2.53%) Billing
6 2 (2.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (54.43%) Developer
2 38 (48.10%) Progress Developer
3 13 (16.46%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Programmer
4 11 (13.92%) Progress Programmer
5 9 (11.39%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (10.13%) Progress Analyst Programmer
7 7 (8.86%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Administrator
9 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.53%) Lean Practitioner
11 2 (2.53%) Designer
11 2 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
11 2 (2.53%) IT Administrator
11 2 (2.53%) Data Analyst
11 2 (2.53%) Senior Manager
11 2 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) HTML
2 11 (13.92%) Web Services
3 7 (8.86%) .NET
4 5 (6.33%) XML
4 5 (6.33%) SOAP
4 5 (6.33%) REST
5 4 (5.06%) Ajax
6 3 (3.80%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.80%) Spring
6 3 (3.80%) Java EE
7 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.27%) ActiveX
8 1 (1.27%) XSLT
8 1 (1.27%) WPF
8 1 (1.27%) JSON
8 1 (1.27%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Visualisation
1 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.53%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.27%) Clustering
3 1 (1.27%) iPad
3 1 (1.27%) iPhone
3 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) UNIX
2 12 (15.19%) Windows
3 5 (6.33%) Linux
4 4 (5.06%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.27%) MVS
5 1 (1.27%) HPUX
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.92%) Project Management
2 7 (8.86%) Change Management
3 5 (6.33%) Six Sigma
4 4 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.06%) Data Analysis
4 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.80%) CAD
5 3 (3.80%) Migration
5 3 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.80%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.80%) Web Development
5 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.80%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.53%) Resource Management
6 2 (2.53%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (2.53%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.53%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) Progress 4GL
2 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.39%) SQL
4 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.53%) Java
4 2 (2.53%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 2 (2.53%) HNC
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) CISSP
3 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.27%) PMP
3 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.27%) HND
3 1 (1.27%) CISM
3 1 (1.27%) MBA
3 1 (1.27%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (1.27%) WebInspect
1 1 (1.27%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Oracle
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.06%) Citrix
4 3 (3.80%) HP
5 2 (2.53%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.27%) Sophos
6 1 (1.27%) Minitab
6 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
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