The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Progress products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Progress over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Progress
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 597 582
Rank change year-on-year +46 -15  
Contract jobs citing Progress 31 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.071% 0.084%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 30
Median daily rate £520 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.71 - -

Progress is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18654 21963 22858
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.93% 44.48% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11423 13783 13673
Median daily rate £427 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 727 1041
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Progress
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Progress as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Progress in England

Progress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Progress in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Progress in England

Progress
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Progress in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Progress in England

Progress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Progress in England

Progress
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
London +11 12 £525 +12.90% 4
South East +35 10 £533 +77.50% 1
North West +18 4 £325 -18.75% 1
West Midlands +27 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +18 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £298 -
Progress
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Progress.

1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
4 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.31%) Project Management
4 9 (17.31%) MicroStrategy
5 8 (15.38%) OpenEdge
6 7 (13.46%) Change Management
7 6 (11.54%) Progress 4GL
7 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (11.54%) QA
7 6 (11.54%) Migration
8 5 (9.62%) Analytics
8 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.62%) SQL
8 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
9 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
9 4 (7.69%) Oracle
9 4 (7.69%) HTML
9 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.69%) ITIL
9 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.69%) Windows
9 4 (7.69%) Linux
9 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.69%) Web Development

Progress
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (15.38%) OpenEdge
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) Drupal
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MFGPRO
1 2 (3.85%) Primavera
2 1 (1.92%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
1 1 (1.92%) Intranet
1 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Hudson
1 3 (5.77%) IntelliJ
1 3 (5.77%) JUnit
1 3 (5.77%) Liquibase
1 3 (5.77%) Maven
1 3 (5.77%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Progress Developer
3 8 (15.38%) MI Specialist
4 6 (11.54%) Information Specialist
5 5 (9.62%) Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) DBA
6 4 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Coach
7 3 (5.77%) Development Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Java Web Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Product Development Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Product Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Progress DBA
7 3 (5.77%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) Ajax
2 3 (5.77%) Apache Camel
2 3 (5.77%) CSS
2 3 (5.77%) FreeMarker
2 3 (5.77%) Hibernate
2 3 (5.77%) jQuery
2 3 (5.77%) Spring
2 3 (5.77%) Struts
3 1 (1.92%) EDI
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
3 1 (1.92%) WAMP
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) AIX
2 3 (5.77%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (17.31%) Project Management
2 7 (13.46%) Change Management
3 6 (11.54%) Migration
4 5 (9.62%) Analytics
4 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.69%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) Line Management
5 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.69%) Web Development
6 3 (5.77%) Business Transformation
6 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.77%) ERP
6 3 (5.77%) ITSM
6 3 (5.77%) MVC
6 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Progress 4GL
2 5 (9.62%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) PMP
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.85%) P3O
2 2 (3.85%) PMO
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Sybase
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) QAD
4 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
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