The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Micro Focus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Micro Focus over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Micro Focus.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Micro Focus
Rank 563 578 559
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 39 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.028% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.061% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 6
Average daily rate £325 £330 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £348 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £245
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +34.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
Micro Focus
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20185 21463 20154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.77% 45.74% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12222 12712 11398
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 916 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

Micro Focus
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Micro Focus across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Micro Focus Jobs Demand Trend in England

Micro Focus
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Micro Focus across the England region.

Micro Focus Daily Rate Trend in England

Micro Focus
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Micro Focus across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Micro Focus Daily Rate Histogram in England

Micro Focus
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Micro Focus across the England region.

Micro Focus Hourly Rate Trend in England

Micro Focus
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Micro Focus within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +3 24 £326 - 1
North East -25 7 £325 -1.51%
West Midlands -9 4 £150 -45.45%
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
South East - 1 £338 -
Micro Focus
UK

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Micro Focus also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Micro Focus.

1 45 (93.75%) COBOL
2 28 (58.33%) Linux
3 27 (56.25%) Mainframe
4 25 (52.08%) VME
5 21 (43.75%) Finance
6 20 (41.67%) Oracle
7 19 (39.58%) Migration
8 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (37.50%) Tuxedo
9 16 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
10 15 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (29.17%) Waterfall
11 14 (29.17%) C#
12 13 (27.08%) Java
13 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
14 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
14 11 (22.92%) Project Management
14 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
15 10 (20.83%) VSAM
15 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
15 10 (20.83%) ISPF
15 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
15 10 (20.83%) C++
15 10 (20.83%) Perl
15 10 (20.83%) VBA
15 10 (20.83%) .NET
15 10 (20.83%) Easytrieve
15 10 (20.83%) JCL

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Micro Focus also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Micro Focus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (37.50%) Tuxedo
2 10 (20.83%) CICS
3 6 (12.50%) Apache
3 6 (12.50%) IIS
3 6 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.17%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) FTP
1 8 (16.67%) SSL
2 6 (12.50%) WinSCP
3 1 (2.08%) 802.11
3 1 (2.08%) BGP
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.08%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) IPsec
3 1 (2.08%) IPv6
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) OSPF
3 1 (2.08%) SNMP
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VLAN
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.83%) Easytrieve
2 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
5 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (12.50%) DB2
5 6 (12.50%) MS Access
5 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 21 (43.75%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 7 (14.58%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Test Assurance Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Quality Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Development Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (4.17%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Applications Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
1 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
1 10 (20.83%) ISPF
2 8 (16.67%) Middleware
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (56.25%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.83%) VSAM
3 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (6.25%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Linux
2 25 (52.08%) VME
3 15 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.50%) MVS
5 5 (10.42%) Unix
6 4 (8.33%) SUSE
6 4 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Migration
2 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.17%) Waterfall
4 11 (22.92%) Project Management
4 11 (22.92%) Risk Management
5 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 6 (12.50%) Test Management
7 4 (8.33%) Logistics
7 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.33%) User Stories
8 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.25%) Release Management
8 3 (6.25%) Service Management
8 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.08%) Agile Project Management
10 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (93.75%) COBOL
2 14 (29.17%) C#
3 13 (27.08%) Java
4 10 (20.83%) Assembly Language
4 10 (20.83%) C++
4 10 (20.83%) CLIST
4 10 (20.83%) JCL
4 10 (20.83%) Perl
4 10 (20.83%) REXX
4 10 (20.83%) VBA
5 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.42%) C
7 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Oracle
2 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 10 (20.83%) CA
4 6 (12.50%) IBM
4 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) ICL
7 1 (2.08%) Aruba
7 1 (2.08%) Avaya
7 1 (2.08%) Brocade
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco
7 1 (2.08%) NetScout
7 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto