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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Micro Focus
Rank 572 550 530
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -20
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 17 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.019% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.074% 0.041% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £450
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -44.44%
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
22961 21811 21448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.52% 46.18% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13942 12692 11463
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1036 1320
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.08 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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
London - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) COBOL
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) VME
3 11 (64.71%) UNIX
4 10 (58.82%) Java
4 10 (58.82%) Migration
5 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Tuxedo
7 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
8 4 (23.53%) System Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle
9 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
9 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (5.88%) Sun
11 1 (5.88%) Middleware
11 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (5.88%) SSL
11 1 (5.88%) SLA
11 1 (5.88%) IBM
11 1 (5.88%) Change Management
11 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (5.88%) C
11 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
11 1 (5.88%) DB2

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (29.41%) Tuxedo
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) COBOL Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Developer
3 5 (29.41%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) VME
2 11 (64.71%) UNIX
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) System Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) COBOL
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) IBM