Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 803 824
Rank change year-on-year +17 +21 -55
Contract jobs citing Progress 89 59 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.061% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 36
UK median daily rate £450 £350 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.64% -15.66% +10.67%
10th Percentile £248 £259 £303
90th Percentile £575 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £318 £380
% change year-on-year -1.57% -16.45% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £19.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +24.25% -
10th Percentile £18.14 £13.90 £15.50
90th Percentile £23.63 £31.88 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.66 £26.40 £16.00
% change year-on-year -21.76% +65.00% -

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

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,195 43,666 46,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 45.21% 42.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,708 26,739 27,179
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £241 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,363 1,652 1,932
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.25 £10.24
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £45.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 16 January 2018.

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
Top 14 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 16 January 2018. 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 +26 84 £459 +28.91% 26
London +1 53 £525 +31.25% 11
UK excluding London 0 32 £313 -1.57% 17
North of England +40 11 £413 +26.92% 6
Yorkshire +26 7 £447 +37.38% 5
South East -18 7 £175 -56.25% 3
Midlands -5 5 £313 - 3
Scotland -11 4 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England -15 4 £298 +11.21% 2
East Midlands - 3 £313 - 1
North East - 3 £295 -
West Midlands -4 2 £255 -18.40% 2
North West +12 1 £360 +1.77% 1
South West +10 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 40 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (42.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (28.09%) Project Management
4 24 (26.97%) GAP Analysis
5 23 (25.84%) Requirements Engineering
6 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
7 20 (22.47%) Finance
8 18 (20.22%) Analytics
9 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
10 16 (17.98%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 15 (16.85%) Data Analytics
11 15 (16.85%) Service Delivery
12 14 (15.73%) Waterfall
12 14 (15.73%) Agile Project Management
12 14 (15.73%) Degree
13 13 (14.61%) Management Information System
14 12 (13.48%) Target Operating Model
15 11 (12.36%) Matrix Management
15 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Project
16 10 (11.24%) Business Analysis
16 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (11.24%) PMO
17 9 (10.11%) Programme Management
17 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
18 8 (8.99%) Risk Management
18 8 (8.99%) Information Management
18 8 (8.99%) User Stories
18 8 (8.99%) JIRA
18 8 (8.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 8 (8.99%) Data Strategy

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 3 (3.37%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (8.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (7.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.37%) Slack
1 3 (3.37%) Trello
2 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) Heroku
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) WAN
2 2 (2.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) Skype
3 1 (1.12%) SMS
3 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) Big Data
1 1 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.12%) MySQL
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
2 5 (5.62%) Military
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Automotive
3 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.49%) Marketing
3 4 (4.49%) Publishing
4 2 (2.25%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Law
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Billing
5 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (39.33%) Analyst
2 33 (37.08%) Business Analyst
3 11 (12.36%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.99%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Data Business Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Strategy Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Product Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Product Business Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Programme Manager
9 4 (4.49%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.37%) EDI Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) EDI
2 5 (5.62%) EDIFACT
3 4 (4.49%) Velocity
4 3 (3.37%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) CSS
5 2 (2.25%) Dropwizard
5 2 (2.25%) IDoc
5 2 (2.25%) JFC
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
6 1 (1.12%) .NET
6 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.12%) Aurelia
6 1 (1.12%) Middleware
6 1 (1.12%) REST
6 1 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.12%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Virtual Team
4 5 (5.62%) NHS
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.25%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Social Media
7 1 (1.12%) FMCG
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.25%) Windows
1 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.12%) Linux
2 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (42.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (28.09%) Project Management
4 24 (26.97%) GAP Analysis
5 23 (25.84%) Requirements Engineering
6 18 (20.22%) Analytics
7 16 (17.98%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 15 (16.85%) Data Analytics
8 15 (16.85%) Service Delivery
9 14 (15.73%) Agile Project Management
9 14 (15.73%) Waterfall
10 12 (13.48%) Target Operating Model
11 11 (12.36%) Matrix Management
12 10 (11.24%) Business Analysis
13 9 (10.11%) Programme Management
14 8 (8.99%) Data Strategy
14 8 (8.99%) Information Management
14 8 (8.99%) Risk Management
14 8 (8.99%) User Stories
15 7 (7.87%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) Progress 4GL
2 4 (4.49%) Java
2 4 (4.49%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) OpenEdge ABL
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.73%) Degree
4 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) ISEB
5 2 (2.25%) MBA
6 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) PMO
2 5 (5.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) GAAP
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Ansible
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
1 1 (1.12%) SCOM
1 1 (1.12%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) SAP
2 5 (5.62%) QAD
2 5 (5.62%) Xerox
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle
4 2 (2.25%) SEEBURGER
4 2 (2.25%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.12%) HP
5 1 (1.12%) hybris
5 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow