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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 563 514 542
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +28
Contract jobs citing Progress 55 72 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.14% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £282 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.25
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
26243 24330 26221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.29% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15249 13762 13531
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1235 1152 1348
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -42 52 £375 +19.04% 9
London -10 19 £375 -11.76% 3
West Midlands -23 9 £360 +17.07% 2
East of England -17 7 £310 -
South East -26 7 £445 +4.70% 1
East Midlands +5 4 £240 -
Birmingham -6 4 £350 +11.11%
City of London +16 3 £450 -
North West -12 3 £400 - 1
Surrey - 3 £450 -
Derbyshire - 2 £450 -
Derby - 2 £450 -
Reading +15 1 - -
Berkshire +6 1 - -
Manchester -8 1 £400 - 1
Scotland -15 1 £410 +31.20%
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Chesham - - - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 34 (37.36%) OpenEdge
2 18 (19.78%) Project Management
2 18 (19.78%) Finance
3 17 (18.68%) Progress 4GL
4 13 (14.29%) WebSpeed
5 11 (12.09%) HTML
6 10 (10.99%) Oracle
6 10 (10.99%) Web Services
6 10 (10.99%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.89%) Change Management
7 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
9 7 (7.69%) SQL
9 7 (7.69%) SOAP
9 7 (7.69%) UNIX
9 7 (7.69%) Windows
9 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
9 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.69%) REST
9 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.59%) Programme Management
10 6 (6.59%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.59%) Linux
11 5 (5.49%) XML
11 5 (5.49%) SAP
11 5 (5.49%) Eclipse
11 5 (5.49%) ERP
11 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
11 5 (5.49%) Retail

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 34 (37.36%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Office
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.10%) SAP CS
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.10%) SyteLine
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.10%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.10%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) WAN
2 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.20%) 3G
2 2 (2.20%) MPLS
2 2 (2.20%) 2G
2 2 (2.20%) 4G
3 1 (1.10%) LAN
3 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.10%) VLAN
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.30%) MySQL
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.20%) SQLite
4 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.10%) Essbase
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) WebSpeed
2 5 (5.49%) Eclipse
3 4 (4.40%) Subversion
4 3 (3.30%) Maven
4 3 (3.30%) Ant
4 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.20%) GoogleTest
5 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.20%) JMeter
6 1 (1.10%) PVCS
6 1 (1.10%) QADirector
6 1 (1.10%) Selenium
6 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.49%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Billing
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.30%) Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Military
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 37 (40.66%) Developer
2 34 (37.36%) Progress Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Consultant
4 10 (10.99%) Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.69%) Programmer
6 6 (6.59%) Progress Programmer
7 5 (5.49%) Performance Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Developer Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Tester
8 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (4.40%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Progress Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.30%) SAP PS Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Lean Practitioner
10 2 (2.20%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) HTML
2 10 (10.99%) Web Services
3 7 (7.69%) SOAP
3 7 (7.69%) REST
4 5 (5.49%) XML
5 3 (3.30%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.30%) Spring
5 3 (3.30%) Java EE
6 2 (2.20%) Qt
6 2 (2.20%) QML
6 2 (2.20%) Ajax
6 2 (2.20%) .NET
6 2 (2.20%) XSD
6 2 (2.20%) XSLT
6 2 (2.20%) CORBA
6 2 (2.20%) ActiveX
6 2 (2.20%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.10%) Velocity
7 1 (1.10%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.10%) iPhone
3 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.10%) iPad
3 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) UNIX
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (6.59%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) AIX
4 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Project Management
2 10 (10.99%) PRINCE2
3 9 (9.89%) Change Management
3 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.59%) Risk Management
5 6 (6.59%) Programme Management
5 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.49%) Coaching
6 5 (5.49%) ERP
7 4 (4.40%) Logistics
7 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.30%) Data Analysis
8 3 (3.30%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.30%) Manual Testing
8 3 (3.30%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (3.30%) User Stories
8 3 (3.30%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.30%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) Progress 4GL
2 8 (8.79%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.69%) SQL
4 4 (4.40%) Java
5 3 (3.30%) C
5 3 (3.30%) XPath
6 2 (2.20%) Python
6 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 3 (3.30%) HNC
2 3 (3.30%) ISEB
3 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.10%) HND
4 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) CISSP
4 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.10%) PMP
4 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.10%) CISM
4 1 (1.10%) MBA
4 1 (1.10%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.10%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.10%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (1.10%) WebInspect
1 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Oracle
2 5 (5.49%) SAP
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Primavera
3 4 (4.40%) Citrix
4 2 (2.20%) HP
4 2 (2.20%) Google
5 1 (1.10%) Huawei
5 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.10%) VMware
5 1 (1.10%) Minitab
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec
5 1 (1.10%) Sophos
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco
5 1 (1.10%) Business Objects
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