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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Micro Focus
UK
Rank 580 592 598
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 15 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.052% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.074% 0.12% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 11
Median daily rate £424 £344 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.27% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £297 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £454 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £344 £330
% change year-on-year
+22.90% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
20350 21582 22699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.46% 43.26% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12452 12661 13331
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 863 1010
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Micro Focus within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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 +2 14 £424 +23.27% 1
West Midlands -4 7 £410 +173.33% 1
Warwickshire -3 6 - -
North West +10 5 £450 +12.35%
Lancashire +2 5 £450 +12.21%
Lytham St Annes - 5 £450 -
Leamington Spa - 3 - -
Warwick -3 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £410 -
South West - 1 £275 -
London - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 -

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 17 (80.95%) Oracle
2 16 (76.19%) COBOL
3 14 (66.67%) Linux
4 13 (61.90%) Java
5 10 (47.62%) Oracle Database
6 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
7 7 (33.33%) RDBMS
7 7 (33.33%) C
7 7 (33.33%) Tuxedo
7 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 7 (33.33%) Clustering
8 6 (28.57%) C#
8 6 (28.57%) Web Services
8 6 (28.57%) XML
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (19.05%) Re-Platforming
10 3 (14.29%) Workflow
10 3 (14.29%) Big Data
10 3 (14.29%) Data Analytics
10 3 (14.29%) Analytics
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
10 3 (14.29%) Billing
10 3 (14.29%) Document Management
10 3 (14.29%) Migration
10 3 (14.29%) Middleware
10 3 (14.29%) Mainframe

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 7 (33.33%) Tuxedo
2 3 (14.29%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle Database
2 7 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Operator
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) SUSE
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Re-Platforming
2 3 (14.29%) Analytics
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (14.29%) CRM
2 3 (14.29%) Data Analytics
2 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Document Management
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Test Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) COBOL
2 13 (61.90%) Java
3 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
4 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 7 (33.33%) C
5 6 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
7 1 (4.76%) JCL
7 1 (4.76%) Korn
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) BMC
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) ICL