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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Micro Focus
Rank 620 632 621
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 8 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.035% 0.055% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 14
Median daily rate £438 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £282 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £615 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
22888 23667 25669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.62% 42.60% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13962 13919 15119
Median daily rate £420 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 987 1246
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.49 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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
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 6 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 2 December 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 +6 8 £438 +34.61% 3
North West +9 7 £450 -
Lancashire +3 6 £436 -
Lytham St Annes - 6 £436 -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
London - 1 £425 - 1

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 35 (85.37%) COBOL
2 31 (75.61%) C
3 30 (73.17%) Linux
4 27 (65.85%) Tuxedo
5 24 (58.54%) Clustering
6 23 (56.10%) Java
7 22 (53.66%) Oracle
8 21 (51.22%) Shell Script
8 21 (51.22%) Oracle Database
9 20 (48.78%) Relational Database
9 20 (48.78%) Bash Shell
9 20 (48.78%) RDBMS
10 8 (19.51%) Middleware
11 7 (17.07%) Unix
12 5 (12.20%) Re-Platforming
13 4 (9.76%) Windows
13 4 (9.76%) Finance
13 4 (9.76%) Migration
13 4 (9.76%) ICL
13 4 (9.76%) VME
14 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
14 3 (7.32%) Billing
14 3 (7.32%) Subversion
14 3 (7.32%) Document Management
14 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
14 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
14 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (7.32%) Workflow
14 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
14 3 (7.32%) VBScript

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 27 (65.85%) Tuxedo
2 3 (7.32%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.44%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (51.22%) Oracle Database
2 20 (48.78%) RDBMS
2 20 (48.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.32%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) IDMS
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
1 3 (7.32%) Subversion
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (75.61%) Developer
2 4 (9.76%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Analyst
3 3 (7.32%) Architect
3 3 (7.32%) COBOL Analyst
3 3 (7.32%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Programmer
5 1 (2.44%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (2.44%) Applications Developer
5 1 (2.44%) C Developer
5 1 (2.44%) C Programmer
5 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.44%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (2.44%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (58.54%) Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (73.17%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
3 4 (9.76%) VME
3 4 (9.76%) Windows
4 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) AIX
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Re-Platforming
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Analytics
3 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.32%) Change Control
3 3 (7.32%) CRM
3 3 (7.32%) Data Analytics
3 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Document Management
3 3 (7.32%) Workflow
4 1 (2.44%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (2.44%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.44%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) COBOL
2 31 (75.61%) C
3 23 (56.10%) Java
4 21 (51.22%) Shell Script
5 20 (48.78%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.32%) VBScript
7 2 (4.88%) C#
8 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) R
8 1 (2.44%) Smalltalk
8 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) ICL
3 3 (7.32%) NetIQ
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
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