Period
to 22 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 January 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 366 350
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16 +26
Contract jobs citing Progress 10 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.062% 0.043% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.090% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
South East median daily rate £450 £175 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -56.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £430 £163 £270
90th Percentile £485 £188 £416
England median daily rate £450 £468 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% +44.00% -27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South East median hourly rate £14.05 - £10.80
England median hourly rate £14.05 £20.66 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.98% +18.03% +9.38%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,421 7,742 7,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.36% 47.22% 48.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,247 4,509 4,274
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.91%
10th Percentile £242 £237 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 293 372
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +13.43% -20.86%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.50 £44.43
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.11% -0.11% -2.78%

Progress
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Progress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Progress in the South East

Progress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Progress in the South East

Progress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Progress in the South East

Progress
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley +39 9 £450 - 6
Berkshire +12 7 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire +24 2 - - 3
Hampshire - 1 £475 - 2
Progress
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Progress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Progress.

1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Billing
1 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (40.00%) Matrix Management
1 4 (40.00%) Financial Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Prescriptive Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Bayesian Methods
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) Markov Model
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon SageMaker
3 2 (20.00%) Data Science
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Cluster Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (20.00%) Stochastic Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) R
3 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (20.00%) Tableau
3 2 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (20.00%) Big Data

Progress
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (40.00%) Billing
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Coordinator
1 4 (40.00%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (20.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Financial Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) Matrix Management
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Cluster Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Data Science
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Machine Learning
2 2 (20.00%) Markov Model
2 2 (20.00%) Neural Network
2 2 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Prescriptive Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
2 2 (20.00%) Stochastic Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Use Case
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Meraki