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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Micro Focus
Rank 583 574 567
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 40 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.037% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.081% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 5
Average daily rate £325 £306 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% +27.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £306 £240
% change year-on-year
+6.33% +27.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
21707 23357 22653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.83% 45.66% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12936 13541 12394
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 985 983
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
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

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 13 February 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 17 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 13 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
England +34 40 £325 +6.33% 3
North West +14 24 £326 - 2
Lancashire +18 22 £317 - 2
Blackpool - 19 £369 - 1
North East -20 8 £325 -1.51%
Tyne and Wear -25 8 £325 -1.51%
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 8 £325 -1.51%
Lytham St Annes -2 4 £303 - 1
West Midlands -14 4 £150 -45.45%
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
Nottingham - 3 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
South East - 1 £338 -
Berkshire - 1 £338 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £338 -

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 46 (93.88%) COBOL
2 28 (57.14%) Linux
2 28 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 26 (53.06%) VME
4 21 (42.86%) Finance
5 20 (40.82%) Oracle
6 19 (38.78%) Migration
6 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (36.73%) Tuxedo
8 16 (32.65%) Visual Studio
9 15 (30.61%) Red Hat
9 15 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
10 14 (28.57%) Java
10 14 (28.57%) C#
11 12 (24.49%) Eclipse
12 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
12 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
12 11 (22.45%) Project Management
12 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
13 10 (20.41%) VSAM
13 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (20.41%) ISPF
13 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
13 10 (20.41%) C++
13 10 (20.41%) Perl
13 10 (20.41%) VBA
13 10 (20.41%) .NET
13 10 (20.41%) Easytrieve
13 10 (20.41%) JCL

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (36.73%) Tuxedo
2 10 (20.41%) CICS
3 6 (12.24%) Apache
3 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 6 (12.24%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.08%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) FTP
1 8 (16.33%) SSL
2 6 (12.24%) WinSCP
3 1 (2.04%) 802.11
3 1 (2.04%) BGP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) IPsec
3 1 (2.04%) IPv6
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) OSPF
3 1 (2.04%) SNMP
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) VLAN
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) Easytrieve
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (18.37%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (12.24%) DB2
5 6 (12.24%) MS Access
5 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Visual Studio
2 12 (24.49%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.16%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (4.08%) Subversion
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Test Manager
3 7 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Test Assurance Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Applications Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Technical Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Quality Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Development Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Applications Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
1 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
1 10 (20.41%) ISPF
2 8 (16.33%) Middleware
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.41%) VSAM
3 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (12.24%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (6.12%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Linux
2 26 (53.06%) VME
3 15 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.24%) MVS
5 5 (10.20%) Unix
6 4 (8.16%) SUSE
6 4 (8.16%) Windows
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (38.78%) Migration
2 14 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 11 (22.45%) Project Management
3 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
4 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
5 6 (12.24%) Test Management
6 4 (8.16%) Logistics
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
6 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.16%) User Stories
7 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.12%) Release Management
7 3 (6.12%) Service Management
7 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.08%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum
8 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) COBOL
2 14 (28.57%) C#
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 10 (20.41%) Assembly Language
3 10 (20.41%) C++
3 10 (20.41%) CLIST
3 10 (20.41%) JCL
3 10 (20.41%) Perl
3 10 (20.41%) REXX
3 10 (20.41%) VBA
4 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.20%) C
6 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle
2 15 (30.61%) Red Hat
3 10 (20.41%) CA
4 6 (12.24%) Fujitsu
4 6 (12.24%) IBM
4 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) ICL
6 1 (2.04%) Aruba
6 1 (2.04%) Avaya
6 1 (2.04%) Brocade
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) NetScout
6 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
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