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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Micro Focus
Rank 551 539 498
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -41
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.023% 0.034% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£341 £240 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.18% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £240 £260
% change year-on-year
+39.58% -7.69%
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
21409 20707 18382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 45.41% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12440 11590 10051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £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 880 909 1100
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 21 (95.45%) COBOL
2 14 (63.64%) VME
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 12 (54.55%) UNIX
5 11 (50.00%) Java
6 10 (45.45%) Migration
6 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
8 6 (27.27%) Tuxedo
9 5 (22.73%) Oracle
10 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) System Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Finance
11 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
11 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
12 2 (9.09%) Middleware
12 2 (9.09%) Change Management
12 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
12 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
13 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
13 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
13 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
13 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
13 1 (4.55%) Confluence
13 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (27.27%) Tuxedo
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) TPMS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) SilkTest
3 1 (4.55%) SilkCentral
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Developer
3 8 (36.36%) COBOL Analyst
4 6 (27.27%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Tools Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Economics
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) VME
2 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) System Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) COBOL
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 11 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Groovy
5 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Sun
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM