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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 597 576
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21  
Contract jobs citing Progress 20 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.034% 0.059%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.079% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 14
Median daily rate £350 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £509 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £375 £331
% change year-on-year -14.66% +13.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18223 21574 22209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.80% 43.67% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11367 13293 12833
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 762 952
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.03 £50.00 £42.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
West Midlands +20 7 £373 -
London +16 4 £438 +2.63% 6
Yorkshire +19 3 £413 +26.92% 2
North East - 2 £325 -
South East - 2 £275 - 2
East of England - 2 £291 -
Progress
UK

Progress
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 14 (30.43%) OpenEdge
2 12 (26.09%) Line Management
3 8 (17.39%) Project Management
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL
4 7 (15.22%) Linux
4 7 (15.22%) Finance
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.04%) Change Management
5 6 (13.04%) AIX
6 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
6 5 (10.87%) ITSM
6 5 (10.87%) PMO
7 4 (8.70%) Primavera
7 4 (8.70%) Progress 4GL
7 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.70%) Automotive
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.70%) QA
8 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.52%) MS Project
8 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.52%) SQL
8 3 (6.52%) MFGPRO
8 3 (6.52%) Scrum
8 3 (6.52%) DevOps
8 3 (6.52%) SDLC
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Server

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 14 (30.43%) OpenEdge
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Drupal
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Project
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Primavera
2 3 (6.52%) MFGPRO
3 1 (2.17%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.70%) Automotive
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Progress Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) DBA
5 4 (8.70%) Project Planner
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Programme Planner
6 3 (6.52%) Progress DBA
7 2 (4.35%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.35%) Environment Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Project Control Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) PostGIS
1 1 (2.17%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) AIX
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Line Management
2 8 (17.39%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Project Management
3 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.04%) Change Management
5 5 (10.87%) ITSM
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.52%) Scrum
7 3 (6.52%) SDLC
8 2 (4.35%) ERP
8 2 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Progress 4GL
2 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) ISEB
1 2 (4.35%) PMP
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) PMO
2 4 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
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