The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Micro Focus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Micro Focus over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Micro Focus
Rank 245 - 240
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.012% - 0.035%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% - 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £338 - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £245
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +34.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
Micro Focus
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4108 4530 4011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.98% 47.47% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2359 1964
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 216 235
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Micro Focus
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Micro Focus Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Micro Focus
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Micro Focus Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Micro Focus
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Micro Focus Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Micro Focus
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 10 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
Berkshire - 1 £338 -
Micro Focus
England

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) COBOL
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
1 4 (80.00%) VBA
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) CICS
1 4 (80.00%) Assembly Language
1 4 (80.00%) CA
1 4 (80.00%) REXX
1 4 (80.00%) Easytrieve
1 4 (80.00%) JCL
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (80.00%) VSAM
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (80.00%) ISPF
1 4 (80.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (80.00%) CLIST
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (80.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) 802.11
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) IPv6
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Easytrieve
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Development Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Development Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Architect
2 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) ISPF
2 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (80.00%) VSAM
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Assembly Language
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) CLIST
1 4 (80.00%) COBOL
1 4 (80.00%) JCL
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
1 4 (80.00%) REXX
1 4 (80.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Aruba
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) NetScout
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto