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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 543 514 493
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -21
Contract jobs citing Progress 40 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.081% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £550 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 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 30 January 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
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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 -20 33 £405 +24.61% 8
London -2 15 £480 +3.78% 2
West Midlands -3 6 £353 +11.90%
North West - 6 £405 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £353 -
Manchester - 5 £405 -
South East -3 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire -5 2 - -
Yorkshire -9 2 - -
South West -17 1 £550 +83.33% 1
East of England - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 23 (25.56%) OpenEdge
3 19 (21.11%) Project Management
4 15 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 13 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.11%) Change Management
6 10 (11.11%) MS Office
6 10 (11.11%) SAP
7 9 (10.00%) Retail
8 8 (8.89%) Oracle
8 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
8 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (7.78%) PMI Certification
9 7 (7.78%) Banking
9 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
10 6 (6.67%) Programme Management
10 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
10 6 (6.67%) Linux
10 6 (6.67%) XML
10 6 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.56%) User Stories
11 5 (5.56%) Java
11 5 (5.56%) Windows
11 5 (5.56%) ISEB
11 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
11 5 (5.56%) WebSpeed
11 5 (5.56%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.56%) Logistics

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (25.56%) OpenEdge
2 4 (4.44%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Office
2 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.33%) MS Project
3 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.33%) Temenos T24
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.22%) SAP SRM
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.11%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.11%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.11%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.11%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.11%) SAP CS
4 1 (1.11%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQLite
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.56%) WebSpeed
3 3 (3.33%) GoogleTest
3 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.22%) JMeter
4 2 (2.22%) Subversion
4 2 (2.22%) Maven
4 2 (2.22%) Ant
4 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Retail
3 7 (7.78%) Banking
4 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.44%) Legal
5 4 (4.44%) Billing
6 3 (3.33%) Private Banking
6 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.11%) French Language
7 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Developer
2 26 (28.89%) Progress Developer
3 15 (16.67%) Analyst
4 14 (15.56%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.89%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Consultant
7 6 (6.67%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.56%) Performance Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) SAP Project Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) SAP Manager
10 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.33%) SAP PS Consultant
11 2 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Data Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Change Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Business Change Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) XML
2 3 (3.33%) Qt
2 3 (3.33%) QML
2 3 (3.33%) HTML
2 3 (3.33%) CORBA
2 3 (3.33%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.22%) XSD
3 2 (2.22%) XSLT
3 2 (2.22%) SOAP
3 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (1.11%) Velocity
4 1 (1.11%) Django
4 1 (1.11%) SAP CO-PA
4 1 (1.11%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.44%) PMI
2 4 (4.44%) CMDB
3 3 (3.33%) Derivative
4 2 (2.22%) Informatics
4 2 (2.22%) NHS
4 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Linux
2 5 (5.56%) Windows
3 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) Project Management
2 15 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 13 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.11%) Change Management
5 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
6 6 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 6 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 5 (5.56%) User Stories
7 5 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.56%) Logistics
7 5 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.44%) ERP
8 4 (4.44%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.44%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (3.33%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.33%) Multithreading
9 3 (3.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.56%) Java
2 4 (4.44%) Progress 4GL
2 4 (4.44%) Python
2 4 (4.44%) SQL
3 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.33%) C
4 2 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.56%) ISEB
3 3 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (1.11%) HNC
4 1 (1.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) SAP
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.56%) Primavera
4 4 (4.44%) Citrix
5 3 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (1.11%) Huawei
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