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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Progress
Rank 608 596 581
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing Progress 43 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.052% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 14
Median daily rate £388 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £443 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £298 £331
% change year-on-year
+26.05% -10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.50

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
23882 24271 23846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 44.83% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14714 13999 13524
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 1112 1055
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.14 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.15 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 24 May 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 24 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 24 May 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 -3 33 £400 +14.28% 11
London -5 13 £400 -5.88% 1
North West -6 7 £400 +28.00% 1
South East -3 5 £300 +1.69%
Yorkshire +10 4 £375 +27.11% 2
Manchester -6 4 £408 +25.38%
Kent - 4 £300 -
West Yorkshire -2 3 £425 +44.06% 2
West Midlands -7 3 £550 +100.00% 3
Leeds -10 3 £425 +44.06% 1
City of London +34 2 £300 -22.58%
Lancashire +9 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Birmingham +1 2 £550 - 2
Chorley - 2 £325 -
Hampshire +4 1 £425 +1.19%
East of England +2 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £335 -
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Luton - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Liverpool - 1 £388 -
Merseyside - 1 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 26 (40.00%) Project Management
2 18 (27.69%) Finance
3 16 (24.62%) OpenEdge
4 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.92%) Degree
6 10 (15.38%) QA
6 10 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (10.77%) Matrix Management
8 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
8 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.77%) CRM
9 6 (9.23%) MFGPRO
9 6 (9.23%) Change Management
9 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (9.23%) Office 365
9 6 (9.23%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.69%) Critical Success Factor
10 5 (7.69%) Time Management
10 5 (7.69%) Scrum
10 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.69%) Progress 4GL
11 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
11 4 (6.15%) Oracle
11 4 (6.15%) QAD
11 4 (6.15%) Programme Management
11 4 (6.15%) Service Management
11 4 (6.15%) Release Management
11 4 (6.15%) SDLC

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 16 (24.62%) OpenEdge
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Project
3 2 (3.08%) MS Office
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MFGPRO
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) MPLS
1 2 (3.08%) VLAN
1 2 (3.08%) VoIP
1 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.54%) ADSL
2 1 (1.54%) BGP
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) ICMP
2 1 (1.54%) IPsec
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) Network Security
2 1 (1.54%) OSPF
2 1 (1.54%) RIP
2 1 (1.54%) SNMP
2 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.54%) VPN
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
2 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.54%) MS Access
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) VersionOne
2 1 (1.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
2 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.54%) WebSpeed
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Games
3 2 (3.08%) Legal
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Developer
2 14 (21.54%) Project Manager
3 12 (18.46%) OpenEdge Developer
3 12 (18.46%) Progress Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Designer
7 4 (6.15%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Business Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Office 365 Trainer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Trainer
8 3 (4.62%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Digital Product Manager
8 3 (4.62%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) .NET
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
1 3 (4.62%) Velocity
2 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.54%) Ajax
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) Breeze.js
2 1 (1.54%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) Durandal
2 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.54%) HTML5
2 1 (1.54%) jQuery
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
2 1 (1.54%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.54%) OpenID
2 1 (1.54%) SAML
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (1.54%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) CMDB
4 2 (3.08%) Statistics
5 1 (1.54%) CCTV
5 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.54%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.54%) FMCG
5 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.54%) iPad
5 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.54%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Windows
1 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.54%) Unix
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Project Management
2 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 7 (10.77%) CRM
4 7 (10.77%) Matrix Management
5 6 (9.23%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (9.23%) Change Management
5 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.69%) Critical Success Factor
6 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.69%) Scrum
6 5 (7.69%) Time Management
7 4 (6.15%) Coaching
7 4 (6.15%) Programme Management
7 4 (6.15%) Release Management
7 4 (6.15%) SDLC
7 4 (6.15%) Service Management
8 3 (4.62%) Migration
8 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) Progress 4GL
2 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) CCENT
4 1 (1.54%) CCNA
4 1 (1.54%) CEH
4 1 (1.54%) CISA
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.54%) EC-Council LPT
4 1 (1.54%) ECSA
4 1 (1.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) COBIT
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.54%) Nessus
1 1 (1.54%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) QAD
3 3 (4.62%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.08%) Remedy
4 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.54%) Acunetix
5 1 (1.54%) Capita
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.54%) Sun
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