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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Micro Focus over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Micro Focus
UK / England
Rank 561 549 581
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +32
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 14 54 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.11% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.076% 0.26% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 45 8
Median daily rate £343 £325 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £263 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £445 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -

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
18312 20612 21761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.26% 43.15% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11515 12504 12689
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 806 906
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Micro Focus
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Micro Focus as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Micro Focus within the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
West Midlands +12 11 £410 +173.33%
South East +18 2 - - 1
South West - 1 £275 -
Micro Focus
UK

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Micro Focus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 20 (86.96%) COBOL
2 18 (78.26%) Oracle
3 16 (69.57%) Java
4 15 (65.22%) Linux
5 10 (43.48%) C#
5 10 (43.48%) Web Services
5 10 (43.48%) XML
6 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
7 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
7 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
7 6 (26.09%) C
7 6 (26.09%) Tuxedo
7 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
7 6 (26.09%) Clustering
7 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
8 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Re-Platforming
9 3 (13.04%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
10 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.70%) CRM
10 2 (8.70%) SAS
10 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
10 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
10 2 (8.70%) Migration
10 2 (8.70%) SUSE
10 2 (8.70%) Middleware
10 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
10 2 (8.70%) Workflow

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 6 (26.09%) Tuxedo
2 2 (8.70%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
2 6 (26.09%) RDBMS
2 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Web Services
1 10 (43.48%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (8.70%) Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Document Management
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) COBOL
2 16 (69.57%) Java
3 10 (43.48%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
4 6 (26.09%) C
4 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) HP