The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Micro Focus products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Micro Focus over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Micro Focus
Rank 612 - 575
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 21 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% - 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% - 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 5
Average daily rate
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£263 - £263
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 - £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 - £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 - £238
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Micro Focus
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Micro Focus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Micro Focus
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Micro Focus within the UK.

Micro Focus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Micro Focus
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Micro Focus within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Micro Focus Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Micro Focus
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Micro Focus within the UK.

Micro Focus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Micro Focus
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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
England - 20 £213 - 1
West Midlands - 10 £150 -
North West - 8 £409 - 1
Blackpool - 8 £409 -
Lancashire - 8 £409 -
Birmingham - 2 £325 -
London - 1 £263 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Peel - 1 £435 -
City of London - 1 £263 -
Isle of Man - 1 £435 -

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 44 (93.62%) COBOL
2 26 (55.32%) Oracle
3 25 (53.19%) Visual Studio
4 18 (38.30%) XML
4 18 (38.30%) Eclipse
4 18 (38.30%) Oracle Database
5 16 (34.04%) Linux
5 16 (34.04%) C#
6 14 (29.79%) Web Services
6 14 (29.79%) SUSE
6 14 (29.79%) Dreamweaver
7 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (23.40%) SQL
9 9 (19.15%) VME
10 7 (14.89%) Java
10 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (12.77%) UNIX
11 6 (12.77%) Data Modelling
11 6 (12.77%) QA
11 6 (12.77%) Supplier Management
12 5 (10.64%) Mainframe
13 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
13 4 (8.51%) Finance
13 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
13 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
13 4 (8.51%) HTML
13 4 (8.51%) User Stories
14 3 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
14 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
14 3 (6.38%) WebCenter

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (6.38%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.26%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.13%) CICS
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (53.19%) Visual Studio
2 18 (38.30%) Eclipse
3 14 (29.79%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (6.38%) JDeveloper
4 3 (6.38%) Maven
4 3 (6.38%) Toad
4 3 (6.38%) Hudson
4 3 (6.38%) Apache Continuum
4 3 (6.38%) Rational Application Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (70.21%) Developer
2 30 (63.83%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) Quality Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Engineering Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Delphi Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) XML
2 14 (29.79%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) XHTML
4 3 (6.38%) Middleware
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (6.38%) WebCenter
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (2.13%) WCF
6 1 (2.13%) LINQ
6 1 (2.13%) .NET
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 14 (29.79%) SUSE
3 9 (19.15%) VME
4 6 (12.77%) UNIX
5 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Supplier Management
3 6 (12.77%) Data Modelling
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.51%) User Stories
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) SOA
5 3 (6.38%) RAD
5 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Logistics
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) UML
7 1 (2.13%) Line Management
7 1 (2.13%) Software Delivery
7 1 (2.13%) Scrum
7 1 (2.13%) MVC
7 1 (2.13%) CRM
7 1 (2.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (93.62%) COBOL
2 16 (34.04%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) Java
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Borland
3 1 (2.13%) NetIQ