Period
to 25 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 777 843 822
Rank change year-on-year +66 -21 -25
Contract jobs citing Progress 63 67 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.061% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 49
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £265 £313 £275
90th Percentile £572 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £32.71 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41659 49034 50750
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.78% 44.61% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25480 30065 29282
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £219
90th Percentile £600 £582 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1428 1628 2194
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.26
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £44.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.47 £17.45 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.64% +2.65% +3.03%

Progress
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Progress in the UK

Progress
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Progress in the UK

Progress
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Progress over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Progress in the UK

Progress
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Progress in the UK

Progress
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Progress over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Progress in the UK

Progress
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Progress within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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
England +82 61 £463 +10.78% 9
UK excluding London +63 34 £350 -12.50% 3
London +23 27 £518 +18.97% 6
South East +32 13 £515 +21.18%
North of England +69 11 £400 - 1
Midlands +34 10 £320 -41.82% 2
West Midlands +38 8 £320 -41.82% 2
North West +38 5 £325 -18.75% 1
Yorkshire +23 5 £400 +6.67%
East Midlands - 2 £311 -
North East - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 with a requirement for Progress.

1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (22.22%) Project Management
5 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
6 10 (15.87%) Analytics
7 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (12.70%) Progress 4GL
8 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (11.11%) QA
9 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.11%) Migration
9 7 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (11.11%) OpenEdge
10 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
10 6 (9.52%) Change Management
10 6 (9.52%) Requirements Engineering
10 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.52%) Business Transformation
11 5 (7.94%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (7.94%) Matrix Management
11 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Business Analysis
11 5 (7.94%) PMO
11 5 (7.94%) Digital Transformation Programme

Progress
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (11.11%) OpenEdge
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Confluence
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Primavera
2 1 (1.59%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.59%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) MPLS
1 2 (3.17%) WAN
2 1 (1.59%) ADSL
2 1 (1.59%) BGP
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) ICMP
2 1 (1.59%) Intranet
2 1 (1.59%) IPsec
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) OSPF
2 1 (1.59%) RIP
2 1 (1.59%) SAN
2 1 (1.59%) SNMP
2 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.59%) VLAN
2 1 (1.59%) VoIP
2 1 (1.59%) VPN
2 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Informix
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Hudson
1 3 (4.76%) IntelliJ
1 3 (4.76%) JUnit
1 3 (4.76%) Liquibase
1 3 (4.76%) Maven
1 3 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) PVCS
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) MI Specialist
4 8 (12.70%) Progress Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Information Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.76%) Development Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Product Development Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Product Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) HTML
2 3 (4.76%) Ajax
2 3 (4.76%) Apache Camel
2 3 (4.76%) CSS
2 3 (4.76%) FreeMarker
2 3 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.76%) jQuery
2 3 (4.76%) Spring
2 3 (4.76%) Struts
3 2 (3.17%) EDI
4 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.59%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.59%) HTML5
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (22.22%) Project Management
4 10 (15.87%) Analytics
5 7 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (11.11%) Migration
6 6 (9.52%) Business Transformation
6 6 (9.52%) Change Management
6 6 (9.52%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.94%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (7.94%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (7.94%) Matrix Management
7 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Data Analytics
8 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.76%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) Progress 4GL
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.76%) Java
4 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) ISEB
4 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.59%) CCENT
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) QA
2 5 (7.94%) PMO
3 3 (4.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.17%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) Sybase
4 2 (3.17%) QAD
4 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.59%) BT
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) SAP
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago