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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Micro Focus
Rank 606 611 621
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 37 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.054% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.12% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 0
Median daily rate £405 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £150 -
% change year-on-year
+170.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
23822 24870 24146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.88% 44.48% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14676 14571 13634
Median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 1114 1032
Median hourly rate £20.25 £18.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% +7.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +7.19%

Micro Focus
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Micro Focus as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 23 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +18 37 £405 +170.00% 2
North West - 20 £423 - 1
Lancashire - 19 £423 - 1
Blackpool - 10 £458 -
South East +13 7 £415 -
Warwickshire -3 5 - -
West Midlands -40 5 - -
Lytham St Annes - 5 £250 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £416 -
West Yorkshire +8 2 £245 -
Yorkshire -2 2 £245 -
East of England - 2 £250 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 £417 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £250 - 1
Leeds -5 1 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £310 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £240 -
North East - 1 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £310 -

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 78 (87.64%) COBOL
2 61 (68.54%) Linux
3 56 (62.92%) Tuxedo
4 54 (60.67%) Oracle
5 40 (44.94%) C
6 35 (39.33%) Java
7 33 (37.08%) Oracle Database
8 32 (35.96%) VME
9 31 (34.83%) Shell Script
10 27 (30.34%) Clustering
11 26 (29.21%) Bash Shell
12 23 (25.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (25.84%) Relational Database
12 23 (25.84%) Red Hat
12 23 (25.84%) RDBMS
13 20 (22.47%) Unix
13 20 (22.47%) Migration
14 19 (21.35%) Middleware
14 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (17.98%) Waterfall
15 16 (17.98%) Mainframe
16 15 (16.85%) Finance
17 14 (15.73%) Project Management
18 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
18 13 (14.61%) Risk Management
18 13 (14.61%) BPSS Clearance
19 12 (13.48%) Eclipse
20 11 (12.36%) Oracle Reports
20 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio
21 9 (10.11%) Supplier Management

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills 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 56 (62.92%) Tuxedo
2 6 (6.74%) TPMS
3 4 (4.49%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (37.08%) Oracle Database
2 23 (25.84%) RDBMS
2 23 (25.84%) Relational Database
3 11 (12.36%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Eclipse
2 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.87%) Subversion
4 4 (4.49%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (1.12%) Hudson
5 1 (1.12%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) Maven
5 1 (1.12%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Automotive
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (58.43%) Developer
2 18 (20.22%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (10.11%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (8.99%) Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Test Assurance Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Middleware Developer
8 3 (3.37%) C Developer
8 3 (3.37%) COBOL Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) COBOL Programmer
8 3 (3.37%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.37%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Programmer
8 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.25%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) Middleware
2 5 (5.62%) XML
3 4 (4.49%) Web Services
4 3 (3.37%) J2EE
5 1 (1.12%) .NET
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.12%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.12%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.34%) Clustering
2 16 (17.98%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (68.54%) Linux
2 32 (35.96%) VME
3 23 (25.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (22.47%) Unix
5 7 (7.87%) Windows
6 6 (6.74%) AIX
7 3 (3.37%) SUSE
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Migration
2 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.98%) Waterfall
4 14 (15.73%) Project Management
5 13 (14.61%) Risk Management
6 9 (10.11%) Supplier Management
7 7 (7.87%) Automated Testing
7 7 (7.87%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (7.87%) Re-Platforming
8 6 (6.74%) Test Management
9 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.49%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.37%) Change Control
10 3 (3.37%) Data Centre Operations
10 3 (3.37%) Scrum
11 2 (2.25%) Project Planning
11 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 78 (87.64%) COBOL
2 40 (44.94%) C
3 35 (39.33%) Java
4 31 (34.83%) Shell Script
5 26 (29.21%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.74%) C#
7 5 (5.62%) C++
8 4 (4.49%) Smalltalk
9 3 (3.37%) JCL
9 3 (3.37%) Korn
9 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.37%) VBScript
10 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) BPSS Clearance
1 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Degree
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Control-M
Vendors
1 54 (60.67%) Oracle
2 23 (25.84%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.87%) Fujitsu
3 7 (7.87%) ICL
4 5 (5.62%) IBM
5 4 (4.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) NetIQ
7 2 (2.25%) BMC
7 2 (2.25%) BT
7 2 (2.25%) Xerox
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft
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