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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Progress
Rank 570 559 534
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs citing Progress 23 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.071% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.090% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £378 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £21.29
% change year-on-year
- -31.89%

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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1091 1087 1211
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 22 £425 +34.92% 8
London -3 8 £450 +50.00% 4
North West - 4 £300 -
City of London +21 2 £388 -
South West +5 2 £550 +83.33% 1
Yorkshire -16 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £295 -
West Yorkshire -10 1 - -
South East -21 1 £170 -53.74% 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) OpenEdge
3 13 (20.63%) SQL
4 10 (15.87%) Project Management
4 10 (15.87%) Banking
5 9 (14.29%) Legal
5 9 (14.29%) MS Office
5 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
6 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (11.11%) Python
7 7 (11.11%) PMI Certification
7 7 (11.11%) XML
8 6 (9.52%) Windows
8 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 6 (9.52%) .NET
8 6 (9.52%) C#
8 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
8 6 (9.52%) Citrix
8 6 (9.52%) WebSpeed
8 6 (9.52%) Blackberry
8 6 (9.52%) WorkSite
8 6 (9.52%) CMDB
8 6 (9.52%) Investment Banking
8 6 (9.52%) Derivative
8 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
9 5 (7.94%) Retail
9 5 (7.94%) Change Management
9 5 (7.94%) Software Testing

Progress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (22.22%) OpenEdge
2 6 (9.52%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Office
2 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.59%) Primavera
2 1 (1.59%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MS Access
2 3 (4.76%) DTS
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQLite
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) WebSpeed
2 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.76%) PVCS
3 3 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (3.17%) GoogleTest
4 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.59%) Toad
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
3 9 (14.29%) Legal
4 6 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.94%) Retail
6 3 (4.76%) Front Office
6 3 (4.76%) Private Banking
7 2 (3.17%) Back Office
8 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.59%) Publishing
8 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) Analyst
3 16 (25.40%) Progress Developer
4 12 (19.05%) Project Manager
5 8 (12.70%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Service Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) SAP Manager
7 4 (6.35%) SAP Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) RAD Developer
9 2 (3.17%) NHS Business Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Django Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Python/Django Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Business Change Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Business Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Excel Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) XML
2 6 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (3.17%) Django
3 2 (3.17%) Qt
3 2 (3.17%) QML
3 2 (3.17%) CORBA
3 2 (3.17%) OpenGL
3 2 (3.17%) FpML
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) Ajax
4 1 (1.59%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Blackberry
1 6 (9.52%) Derivative
1 6 (9.52%) CMDB
2 4 (6.35%) PMI
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.17%) Informatics
5 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) Equities
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
1 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
1 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.87%) Project Management
3 9 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Change Management
6 4 (6.35%) Scrum
6 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.35%) Waterfall
7 3 (4.76%) User Stories
7 3 (4.76%) Critical Success Factor
7 3 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.76%) SOA
7 3 (4.76%) UML
7 3 (4.76%) RAD
8 2 (3.17%) ETL
8 2 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) Python
3 6 (9.52%) C#
4 3 (4.76%) Delphi
4 3 (4.76%) Java
4 3 (4.76%) VB
4 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.76%) VBA
4 3 (4.76%) VB6
5 2 (3.17%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.76%) ISEB
2 3 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Citrix
2 5 (7.94%) SAP
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Sculptor
5 2 (3.17%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) Informatica
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