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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 586 578 553
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs citing Progress 42 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.068% 0.045%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.15% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £236 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
24962 24573 23789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 44.94% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14721 13575 12861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1080 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 2015.

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 29 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 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 39 £375 +4.89% 15
South East -9 12 £400 -18.78% 2
Oxfordshire - 10 £400 -
London +1 9 £450 +16.12% 6
East of England +9 8 £350 +16.66% 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £350 - 1
Oxford - 7 £425 -
West Midlands -4 5 £275 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £350 -
Warwickshire +5 4 £275 -
Warwick - 4 £275 -
Watford - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £350 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire -23 2 £295 -15.71%
Yorkshire -27 2 £295 -15.71%
Leeds -28 2 £295 -15.71%
Cardiff - 2 £344 -
North West - 2 £300 -
East Midlands -7 1 £300 -52.00%
City of London -8 1 £650 +64.03% 3
Kent - 1 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Preston - 1 £300 -
Tonbridge - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 1

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.37%) Finance
4 16 (23.88%) Oracle
5 15 (22.39%) OpenEdge
6 14 (20.90%) XML
6 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
7 13 (19.40%) HTML
7 13 (19.40%) JIRA
7 13 (19.40%) jQuery
8 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
9 11 (16.42%) CSS
9 11 (16.42%) Web Services
9 11 (16.42%) Migration
10 10 (14.93%) TDD
10 10 (14.93%) Web Development
10 10 (14.93%) Java EE
10 10 (14.93%) JSON
10 10 (14.93%) JBoss
10 10 (14.93%) HTTP
10 10 (14.93%) MySQL
10 10 (14.93%) JDBC
10 10 (14.93%) Tomcat
10 10 (14.93%) Java
10 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (14.93%) Computer Security
10 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
10 10 (14.93%) RESTful
10 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (14.93%) Confluence

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 15 (22.39%) OpenEdge
2 10 (14.93%) JBoss
2 10 (14.93%) Tomcat
2 10 (14.93%) Confluence
3 3 (4.48%) WorkSite
4 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.49%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) HTTP
2 5 (7.46%) Intranet
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) MySQL
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.48%) MS Access
3 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.48%) DTS
4 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) JIRA
2 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.45%) WebSpeed
4 3 (4.48%) PVCS
4 3 (4.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Legal
3 6 (8.96%) Publishing
4 4 (5.97%) Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Front Office
7 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) Project Manager
3 10 (14.93%) DBA
3 10 (14.93%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Progress DBA
4 9 (13.43%) Progress Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) RAD Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Business Project Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Business Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Excel Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Access Developer
7 2 (2.99%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) XML
2 13 (19.40%) HTML
2 13 (19.40%) jQuery
3 11 (16.42%) Web Services
3 11 (16.42%) CSS
4 10 (14.93%) JDBC
4 10 (14.93%) Java EE
4 10 (14.93%) JSON
4 10 (14.93%) RESTful
4 10 (14.93%) HTML5
4 10 (14.93%) CSS3
4 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
4 10 (14.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (8.96%) .NET
6 5 (7.46%) Spring
7 3 (4.48%) J2EE
8 2 (2.99%) FpML
8 2 (2.99%) Velocity
9 1 (1.49%) Django
9 1 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) CMDB
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.48%) Fixed Income
2 3 (4.48%) Derivative
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Windows
1 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.48%) UNIX
2 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.42%) Migration
3 10 (14.93%) TDD
3 10 (14.93%) Web Development
3 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (14.93%) Computer Security
3 10 (14.93%) BDD
4 9 (13.43%) Project Management
5 7 (10.45%) SDLC
6 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.96%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.96%) Time Management
6 6 (8.96%) Scrum
6 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.46%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Patch Management
7 5 (7.46%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.93%) Java
4 6 (8.96%) C#
5 4 (5.97%) Python
5 4 (5.97%) Progress 4GL
6 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.48%) VB6
6 3 (4.48%) VB
6 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.48%) VBA
6 3 (4.48%) Delphi
7 2 (2.99%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PMP
2 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Oracle
2 4 (5.97%) Northgate
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.48%) Citrix
3 3 (4.48%) Informatica
3 3 (4.48%) Sculptor
4 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco
4 1 (1.49%) QAD
4 1 (1.49%) VMware
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