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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Micro Focus
Rank 572 601 538
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -63
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 30 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.005% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.012% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate
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£335 £240 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £240 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £240 £260
% change year-on-year
+32.29% -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
25387 25596 22327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.55% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14473 14324 11853
Average daily rate £400 £399 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £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 1086 1098 1184
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +17 16 £335 +39.58% 2
East of England - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 44 (95.65%) COBOL
2 22 (47.83%) Visual Studio
3 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 14 (30.43%) VME
4 11 (23.91%) Java
4 11 (23.91%) UNIX
5 10 (21.74%) Migration
5 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
6 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
6 7 (15.22%) Linux
6 7 (15.22%) Tuxedo
7 5 (10.87%) System Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle
9 3 (6.52%) Finance
9 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
10 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.35%) HP
10 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
11 1 (2.17%) Groovy
11 1 (2.17%) TPMS
11 1 (2.17%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (2.17%) SilkTest
11 1 (2.17%) SilkCentral
11 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
11 1 (2.17%) Web Development
11 1 (2.17%) JIRA
11 1 (2.17%) Resource Management

Micro Focus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (15.22%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) TPMS
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (2.17%) SilkTest
3 1 (2.17%) SilkCentral
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (76.09%) Developer
2 30 (65.22%) COBOL Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Delphi Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) XML
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
1 1 (2.17%) WCF
1 1 (2.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.17%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) VME
2 11 (23.91%) UNIX
3 7 (15.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Migration
2 5 (10.87%) System Testing
3 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.17%) Line Management
4 1 (2.17%) Scrum
4 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.17%) Web Development
4 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.17%) Stress Testing
4 1 (2.17%) Project Management
4 1 (2.17%) Service Management
4 1 (2.17%) Change Management
4 1 (2.17%) MVC
4 1 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (95.65%) COBOL
2 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) Delphi
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Borland
3 1 (2.17%) VMware
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