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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Progress
Rank 601 595 574
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing Progress 45 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.078% 0.075%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 19
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
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
24149 24544 23718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.84% 44.52% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14843 14384 13349
Median daily rate £400 £390 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 1087 1007
Median hourly rate £20.45 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 28 June 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 21 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 28 June 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 -10 35 £425 +13.33% 8
London +3 17 £458 +1.66% 1
North West -5 6 £400 +28.00% 3
South East -14 6 £300 -25.00% 3
Kent +9 4 £300 -29.41% 1
City of London - 4 £465 -
Yorkshire +4 3 £425 +44.06%
Leeds -1 3 £425 +44.06%
West Yorkshire -4 3 £425 +44.06%
Manchester -15 3 £415 +27.69% 2
Hampshire +12 2 £425 +1.19%
Lancashire -3 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Birmingham -4 2 £550 - 1
West Midlands -35 2 £550 +100.00% 1
Chorley - 2 £325 - 1
East of England +4 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £388 -
Merseyside - 1 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 25 (40.32%) Project Management
2 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) OpenEdge
4 13 (20.97%) Finance
5 12 (19.35%) Degree
6 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.90%) CRM
6 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (11.29%) Matrix Management
7 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
7 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 6 (9.68%) Windows
8 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
8 6 (9.68%) Change Management
8 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
8 6 (9.68%) Time Management
8 6 (9.68%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.06%) Release Management
9 5 (8.06%) Migration
9 5 (8.06%) MFGPRO
9 5 (8.06%) Scrum
9 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
10 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
10 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
10 4 (6.45%) SQL
10 4 (6.45%) .NET
10 4 (6.45%) Oracle

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 14 (22.58%) OpenEdge
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MFGPRO
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) MPLS
2 2 (3.23%) VLAN
2 2 (3.23%) VoIP
2 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.61%) ADSL
3 1 (1.61%) BGP
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.61%) ICMP
3 1 (1.61%) IPsec
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) OSPF
3 1 (1.61%) RIP
3 1 (1.61%) SNMP
3 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.61%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
3 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.61%) MS Access
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) VersionOne
2 2 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
2 2 (3.23%) Selenium
2 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Games
2 2 (3.23%) Military
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Local Government
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) OpenEdge Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Progress Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Project Manager
5 8 (12.90%) Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Designer
8 4 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Business Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Office 365 Trainer
8 4 (6.45%) Trainer
9 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Digital Product Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Product Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) HTML
2 3 (4.84%) Velocity
3 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.23%) Ajax
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.23%) Breeze.js
3 2 (3.23%) Durandal
3 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.23%) jQuery
3 2 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.23%) OAuth2
3 2 (3.23%) OpenID
3 2 (3.23%) React
3 2 (3.23%) SAML
3 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.23%) CMDB
5 2 (3.23%) Data Extraction
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.61%) CCTV
6 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.61%) FMCG
6 1 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.61%) iPad
6 1 (1.61%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.61%) Statistics
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Project Management
2 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.90%) CRM
3 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.29%) Matrix Management
4 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 6 (9.68%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (9.68%) Change Management
5 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
5 6 (9.68%) Time Management
6 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.06%) Migration
6 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.06%) Release Management
6 5 (8.06%) Scrum
7 4 (6.45%) Analytics
7 4 (6.45%) Coaching
7 4 (6.45%) ITIL
7 4 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
1 4 (6.45%) Progress 4GL
1 4 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) C#
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
3 1 (1.61%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.61%) CCENT
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) CEH
5 1 (1.61%) CISA
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) EC-Council LPT
5 1 (1.61%) ECSA
5 1 (1.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) COBIT
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.61%) Nessus
2 1 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) QAD
3 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.23%) Citrix
4 2 (3.23%) Remedy
4 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.23%) Symantec
4 2 (3.23%) Veritas
5 1 (1.61%) Acunetix
5 1 (1.61%) Capita
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco
5 1 (1.61%) Dell
5 1 (1.61%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.61%) Sun