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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Micro Focus
Rank 556 575 525
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -50
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 29 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.002% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.005% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 6
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£163 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
22699 22214 21524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.99% 44.93% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13663 12543 11990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 996 1107
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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
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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
West Midlands - 20 £150 -
North West - 7 £409 - 1
Yorkshire -20 1 - -
London - 1 £263 -
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Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 43 (93.48%) COBOL
2 26 (56.52%) Visual Studio
3 24 (52.17%) Oracle
4 18 (39.13%) Oracle Database
5 17 (36.96%) Eclipse
6 16 (34.78%) XML
6 16 (34.78%) Linux
6 16 (34.78%) C#
7 14 (30.43%) Dreamweaver
7 14 (30.43%) SUSE
7 14 (30.43%) Web Services
8 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (21.74%) SQL
10 8 (17.39%) VME
11 7 (15.22%) Java
12 6 (13.04%) UNIX
13 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
13 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
13 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (8.70%) QA
15 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (6.52%) Billing
15 3 (6.52%) Finance
15 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
15 3 (6.52%) Project Management
15 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
15 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
16 2 (4.35%) HTML
16 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
16 2 (4.35%) Tuxedo

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (4.35%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) CICS
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Visual Studio
2 17 (36.96%) Eclipse
3 14 (30.43%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.17%) JDeveloper
4 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.17%) Maven
4 1 (2.17%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (2.17%) SilkTest
4 1 (2.17%) SilkCentral
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Hudson
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (2.17%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) Toad
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Billing
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (73.91%) Developer
2 30 (65.22%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Administrator
6 1 (2.17%) Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Delphi Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior COBOL Developer
6 1 (2.17%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) XML
2 14 (30.43%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) XHTML
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (2.17%) WCF
4 1 (2.17%) LINQ
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.17%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.17%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) SUSE
3 8 (17.39%) VME
4 6 (13.04%) UNIX
5 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
2 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
3 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.52%) Project Management
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (4.35%) User Stories
5 1 (2.17%) Line Management
5 1 (2.17%) Software Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) SDLC
5 1 (2.17%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.17%) System Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Logistics
5 1 (2.17%) Service Management
5 1 (2.17%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) MVC
5 1 (2.17%) Workflow
5 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (93.48%) COBOL
2 16 (34.78%) C#
3 10 (21.74%) SQL
4 7 (15.22%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Borland
3 1 (2.17%) NetIQ
3 1 (2.17%) IBM