The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Progress
England / London
Rank 402 425 412
Rank change year-on-year +23 -13  
Contract jobs citing Progress 4 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.050% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.12% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Median daily rate £438 £418 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £320 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £510 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £400 £331
% change year-on-year -20.62% +20.75%  
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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8132 9100 9456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.25% 41.10% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5450 6064 6121
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 131 205
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +14.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Progress
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Progress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Progress in London

Progress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Progress in London

Progress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for Progress.

1 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) MS Project
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) iPad
3 2 (20.00%) PMO
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (10.00%) Intranet
4 1 (10.00%) SAP MM
4 1 (10.00%) LIMS
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (10.00%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) SAP

Progress
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Environment Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) LIMS Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Procurement Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planner
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior SAP MM Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Cutover Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) SAP