Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 821 805
Rank change year-on-year +59 -16 -53
Contract jobs citing Progress 84 43 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.044% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.097% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 27 48
England median daily rate £490 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £279 £275
90th Percentile £573 £515 £529
UK median daily rate £478 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +19.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
England median hourly rate £21.58 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.30% -50.00% +27.27%
UK median hourly rate £21.58 £19.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.54% -43.20% +27.27%

Progress is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40508 44440 45597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.86% 45.16% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25385 27448 27408
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1569 1961
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.67 £10.22 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Progress
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Progress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 57 £525 +16.67% 3
North of England +69 11 £400 +12.28% 3
Midlands +29 8 £313 - 1
Yorkshire +33 5 £413 +26.92% 2
West Midlands +21 5 £278 -11.20%
North West +26 4 £360 -7.10% 1
South East +1 4 £320 -20.00%
East of England -21 3 £340 +17.24% 1
East Midlands - 3 £313 -
North East - 2 - -
South West +3 1 - -
Progress
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 43 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (34.52%) GAP Analysis
4 28 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 25 (29.76%) Security Cleared
6 21 (25.00%) Analytics
6 21 (25.00%) Project Management
7 20 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 19 (22.62%) SC Cleared
9 18 (21.43%) Data Analytics
10 14 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
11 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
12 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 9 (10.71%) Finance
13 9 (10.71%) Agile Project Management
14 8 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (9.52%) Progress 4GL
14 8 (9.52%) Data Strategy
15 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
15 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
15 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
15 7 (8.33%) JIRA
15 7 (8.33%) User Stories
15 7 (8.33%) Data Quality
16 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (7.14%) Matrix Management
16 6 (7.14%) SQL
16 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
17 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
17 5 (5.95%) HTML

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 4 (4.76%) OpenEdge
2 3 (3.57%) Confluence
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.57%) Slack
1 3 (3.57%) Trello
2 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Heroku
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) WAN
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) MPLS
2 1 (1.19%) Skype
2 1 (1.19%) SMS
2 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Informix
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (2.38%) Hudson
2 2 (2.38%) IntelliJ
2 2 (2.38%) JUnit
2 2 (2.38%) Liquibase
2 2 (2.38%) Maven
2 2 (2.38%) Subversion
3 1 (1.19%) PVCS
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Publishing
2 4 (4.76%) Retail
2 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Automotive
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (47.62%) Analyst
2 36 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Data Business Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Progress Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Strategy Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Product Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Product Business Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.57%) Development Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.57%) EDI Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) EDI Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) HTML
2 4 (4.76%) EDI
2 4 (4.76%) EDIFACT
3 3 (3.57%) CSS
3 3 (3.57%) Velocity
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) Ajax
4 2 (2.38%) Apache Camel
4 2 (2.38%) Dropwizard
4 2 (2.38%) FreeMarker
4 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.38%) JFC
4 2 (2.38%) jQuery
4 2 (2.38%) Spring
4 2 (2.38%) Struts
5 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.19%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) NHS
4 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.19%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (34.52%) GAP Analysis
4 28 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 21 (25.00%) Analytics
5 21 (25.00%) Project Management
6 20 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 18 (21.43%) Data Analytics
8 14 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
9 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
10 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 9 (10.71%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (9.52%) Data Strategy
12 8 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
13 7 (8.33%) User Stories
14 6 (7.14%) Matrix Management
15 5 (5.95%) Migration
15 5 (5.95%) Scrum
15 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) Progress 4GL
2 6 (7.14%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) Java
3 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) OpenEdge ABL
4 1 (1.19%) PHP
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.19%) Ruby
4 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (29.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
3 5 (5.95%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) ISEB
4 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.95%) QA
3 3 (3.57%) PMO
4 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.38%) P3O
5 1 (1.19%) GAAP
5 1 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) QAD
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle
2 4 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (2.38%) Sybase
4 1 (1.19%) BT
4 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.19%) Citrix
4 1 (1.19%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.19%) VMware