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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Micro Focus
Rank 572 563 532
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 27 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.030% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate
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£347 £240 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.78% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £240 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £300 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £240 £260
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -7.69%
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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 12 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 27 March 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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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 -4 11 £347 +44.78% 1
East of England - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South East - - - -

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (97.73%) COBOL
2 18 (40.91%) Visual Studio
3 15 (34.09%) VME
4 14 (31.82%) SQL
5 13 (29.55%) UNIX
6 12 (27.27%) Java
7 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (25.00%) Migration
8 8 (18.18%) Linux
9 7 (15.91%) Tuxedo
9 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
10 5 (11.36%) Oracle
10 5 (11.36%) System Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
12 3 (6.82%) Finance
13 2 (4.55%) Change Management
13 2 (4.55%) Middleware
13 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
13 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
13 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
14 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
14 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
14 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
14 1 (2.27%) TPMS
14 1 (2.27%) Groovy
14 1 (2.27%) Project Management
14 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
14 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (15.91%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.27%) TPMS
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.27%) SilkTest
3 1 (2.27%) SilkCentral
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Developer
2 27 (61.36%) COBOL Developer
3 13 (29.55%) Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.27%) Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) DBA
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.27%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) VME
2 13 (29.55%) UNIX
3 8 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) AIX
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) System Testing
3 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.27%) Workflow
5 1 (2.27%) Project Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Management
5 1 (2.27%) Change Control
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.27%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (97.73%) COBOL
2 14 (31.82%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Groovy
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Sun
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) IBM