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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Progress
Rank 625 630 582
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -48
Contract jobs citing Progress 35 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.077% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 14
Median daily rate £350 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median 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
24383 25108 24277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.16% 44.01% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14951 14778 13404
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 1086 1062
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Progress
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Progress as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 22 £413 +10.00% 19
London +5 10 £465 +3.33% 4
South East -3 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Kent +12 4 £300 -29.41%
Hampshire +7 4 £450 +7.14%
City of London +52 3 £465 -28.46%
North West -6 2 £356 +18.75% 2
Leeds -4 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 4
Lancashire -5 1 £325 +8.33%
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 2
West Midlands -40 1 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £388 -
Liverpool - 1 £388 -
Chorley - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Andover - 1 - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Progress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Progress.

1 22 (34.38%) Project Management
2 18 (28.13%) OpenEdge
3 15 (23.44%) Finance
4 14 (21.88%) Degree
4 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.06%) MFGPRO
5 9 (14.06%) CRM
6 8 (12.50%) QAD
6 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 8 (12.50%) Time Management
6 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.94%) Release Management
7 7 (10.94%) Change Management
7 7 (10.94%) Scrum
8 6 (9.38%) Windows
8 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 6 (9.38%) Coaching
8 6 (9.38%) SDLC
9 5 (7.81%) VersionOne
9 5 (7.81%) Analytics
9 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
9 5 (7.81%) Velocity
9 5 (7.81%) Requirements Management
9 5 (7.81%) Oracle
9 5 (7.81%) Migration
9 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
10 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (28.13%) OpenEdge
2 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MFGPRO
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) MPLS
2 2 (3.13%) VLAN
2 2 (3.13%) VoIP
2 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.56%) ADSL
3 1 (1.56%) BGP
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.56%) ICMP
3 1 (1.56%) IPsec
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) Network Security
3 1 (1.56%) OSPF
3 1 (1.56%) RIP
3 1 (1.56%) SNMP
3 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.56%) MS Access
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) VersionOne
2 2 (3.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
2 2 (3.13%) Selenium
2 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Military
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Local Government
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) OpenEdge Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Progress Developer
5 9 (14.06%) Project Manager
6 8 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
7 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Business Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Designer
9 5 (7.81%) Scrum Master
10 4 (6.25%) Consultant
10 4 (6.25%) Office 365 Trainer
10 4 (6.25%) Trainer
11 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
11 3 (4.69%) Architect
11 3 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (4.69%) Digital Product Manager
11 3 (4.69%) Product Manager
11 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
12 2 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Velocity
2 4 (6.25%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.13%) Ajax
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.13%) Breeze.js
4 2 (3.13%) Durandal
4 2 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.13%) jQuery
4 2 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.13%) OAuth2
4 2 (3.13%) OpenID
4 2 (3.13%) React
4 2 (3.13%) SAML
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) CMDB
4 2 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.13%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.56%) CCTV
5 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) FMCG
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.56%) iPad
5 1 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Project Management
2 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.06%) CRM
4 8 (12.50%) Time Management
5 7 (10.94%) Change Management
5 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.94%) Release Management
5 7 (10.94%) Scrum
6 6 (9.38%) Coaching
6 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.38%) SDLC
7 5 (7.81%) Analytics
7 5 (7.81%) Migration
7 5 (7.81%) Requirements Management
8 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.25%) ITIL
8 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 4 (6.25%) Progress 4GL
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) C#
2 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
3 1 (1.56%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.56%) CCENT
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) COBIT
2 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) QAD
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.13%) Citrix
5 2 (3.13%) Remedy
5 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.13%) Symantec
5 2 (3.13%) Veritas
6 1 (1.56%) Capita
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) Dell
6 1 (1.56%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.56%) Sun
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