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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 617 616
Rank change year-on-year +40 -1  
Contract jobs citing Progress 26 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.050% 0.045%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.11% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 15
Median daily rate £400 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -4.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £334 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £528 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year -6.25% +28.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.71 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.71 - -

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 20699 24698 25234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.90% 44.21% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12707 15156 14311
Median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 802 1102
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £41.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

Progress
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Progress in the UK

Progress
Top 22 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 24 £400 -1.84% 8
South East - 10 £550 -
Berkshire - 9 £550 -
Yorkshire +23 4 £413 +10.00%
Leeds +21 4 £413 -2.94%
West Yorkshire +20 4 £413 -2.94%
West Midlands +22 3 £373 -32.27% 2
London +17 3 £475 +5.55% 4
North West +27 2 £325 -18.75%
Maidenhead - 2 £550 -
Manchester +8 1 £325 -18.75%
Birmingham +6 1 - - 1
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £298 -
North East - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £298 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £298 -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) OpenEdge
3 11 (18.33%) Line Management
4 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 9 (15.00%) Project Management
5 9 (15.00%) MicroStrategy
6 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (13.33%) ITIL
6 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.67%) Linux
8 6 (10.00%) AIX
8 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.00%) Change Management
8 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.00%) Analytics
8 6 (10.00%) PMO
9 5 (8.33%) ITSM
9 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 5 (8.33%) Primavera
9 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 5 (8.33%) Programme Management
9 5 (8.33%) Progress 4GL
9 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.67%) Automotive
10 4 (6.67%) Migration
10 4 (6.67%) QA

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 15 (25.00%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) Drupal
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Primavera
2 3 (5.00%) MFGPRO
3 1 (1.67%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.67%) ADSL
2 1 (1.67%) BGP
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.67%) ICMP
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) IPsec
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) MPLS
2 1 (1.67%) OSPF
2 1 (1.67%) RIP
2 1 (1.67%) SNMP
2 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.67%) VLAN
2 1 (1.67%) VoIP
2 1 (1.67%) VPN
2 1 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.67%) Automotive
5 3 (5.00%) Retail
6 2 (3.33%) Publishing
7 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Progress Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) MI Specialist
4 6 (10.00%) DBA
4 6 (10.00%) Information Specialist
5 5 (8.33%) Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Progress DBA
6 4 (6.67%) Project Planner
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Programme Planner
8 2 (3.33%) AIX Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) HTML5
2 1 (1.67%) PostGIS
2 1 (1.67%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) AIX
3 3 (5.00%) Unix
3 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Line Management
2 9 (15.00%) Project Management
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
3 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.00%) Analytics
5 6 (10.00%) Change Management
6 5 (8.33%) ITSM
6 5 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 4 (6.67%) Migration
7 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.00%) Business Transformation
8 3 (5.00%) Change Control
8 3 (5.00%) DevOps
8 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.33%) Database Tuning
9 2 (3.33%) Operations Management
9 2 (3.33%) Process Improvement
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) Progress 4GL
2 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) PHP
3 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) PMP
2 1 (1.67%) CCENT
2 1 (1.67%) CCNA
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) ISEB
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) PMO
2 4 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) MicroStrategy
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
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