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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Progress
Rank 542 540 568
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +28
Contract jobs citing Progress 53 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.071% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 16
Average daily rate
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£370 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £252 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.79% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £48.50
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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -11 47 £370 +23.33% 16
West Midlands -16 15 £325 +8.33% 3
London +19 13 £375 +11.11% 3
South East +1 9 £521 +48.92% 4
East of England -28 6 £300 +41.17% 2
Birmingham +5 5 £275 -12.69% 1
East Midlands - 2 £240 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Surrey +2 1 £550 +57.14% 1
Glasgow -16 1 - -
Scotland -16 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £240 -
Leicestershire - 1 £240 -
Suffolk - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chorley - - - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (36.14%) OpenEdge
2 22 (26.51%) Progress 4GL
3 20 (24.10%) WebSpeed
4 14 (16.87%) HTML
5 13 (15.66%) UNIX
5 13 (15.66%) Project Management
6 11 (13.25%) Finance
6 11 (13.25%) Windows
6 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.05%) Web Services
8 9 (10.84%) SQL
9 8 (9.64%) Oracle
9 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.43%) .NET
10 7 (8.43%) Change Management
11 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
11 6 (7.23%) Banking
11 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.23%) XML
11 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
12 5 (6.02%) REST
12 5 (6.02%) Logistics
12 5 (6.02%) Linux
12 5 (6.02%) SOAP
12 5 (6.02%) Billing
13 4 (4.82%) SAP
13 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.82%) AIX
13 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
13 4 (4.82%) Citrix

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (36.14%) OpenEdge
2 2 (2.41%) SAS
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.20%) Lync
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.20%) SyteLine
2 1 (1.20%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.20%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.20%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.20%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) WAN
2 2 (2.41%) 2G
2 2 (2.41%) 3G
2 2 (2.41%) MPLS
2 2 (2.41%) 4G
3 1 (1.20%) VLAN
3 1 (1.20%) Extranet
3 1 (1.20%) DHCP
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
3 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.20%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 20 (24.10%) WebSpeed
2 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.41%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.20%) QADirector
4 1 (1.20%) Selenium
4 1 (1.20%) Maven
4 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) PVCS
4 1 (1.20%) Ant
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Billing
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (54.22%) Developer
2 41 (49.40%) Progress Developer
3 13 (15.66%) Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Programmer
4 11 (13.25%) Progress Programmer
5 9 (10.84%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (9.64%) Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Progress Analyst Programmer
7 7 (8.43%) Developer Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.02%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (3.61%) Lean Practitioner
10 3 (3.61%) SAP PS Consultant
10 3 (3.61%) Technical Manager
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.41%) Senior Manager
11 2 (2.41%) Tester
11 2 (2.41%) Architect
11 2 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) HTML
2 10 (12.05%) Web Services
3 7 (8.43%) .NET
4 6 (7.23%) XML
5 5 (6.02%) REST
5 5 (6.02%) SOAP
6 3 (3.61%) Spring
6 3 (3.61%) Ajax
6 3 (3.61%) Java EE
6 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.41%) ActiveX
7 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.20%) JSON
8 1 (1.20%) WPF
8 1 (1.20%) SAP CO-PA
8 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.20%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.20%) iPhone
2 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.20%) iPad
2 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) UNIX
2 11 (13.25%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
4 4 (4.82%) AIX
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) Project Management
2 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2
3 7 (8.43%) Change Management
4 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.02%) Logistics
6 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.61%) Resource Management
7 3 (3.61%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.61%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.61%) Web Development
7 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (3.61%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.61%) Six Sigma
7 3 (3.61%) ERP
7 3 (3.61%) OO
7 3 (3.61%) Workflow
8 2 (2.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) Progress 4GL
2 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.84%) SQL
4 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.41%) Java
4 2 (2.41%) C#
5 1 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 3 (3.61%) HNC
3 2 (2.41%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) CEH
4 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.20%) CISSP
4 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.20%) PMP
4 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.20%) HND
4 1 (1.20%) MBA
4 1 (1.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.20%) IAG
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) WebInspect
1 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Oracle
2 4 (4.82%) SAP
2 4 (4.82%) Citrix
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.20%) Sophos
4 1 (1.20%) Symantec
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco
4 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.20%) Minitab
4 1 (1.20%) VMware
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