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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Micro Focus
Rank 599 612 625
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 45 32 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.056% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.13% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 0
Median daily rate £417 £163 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.30% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £163 -
% change year-on-year
+156.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 - -

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
24320 25103 23902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.08% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14874 14716 13207
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 807 1080 1056
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 23 July 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 23 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 23 July 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 -9 44 £418 +167.68% 2
North West +10 27 £425 +4.03% 2
Lancashire +12 26 £425 +4.03%
Blackpool +3 13 £458 +11.98%
Lytham St Annes - 8 £450 -
South East +3 6 £415 -
Warwickshire -6 4 - -
West Midlands -39 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £416 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire +4 2 £245 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £245 -
High Wycombe - 2 £417 -
East of England - 2 £250 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £250 -
Leeds -9 1 £250 -
North East - 1 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £310 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £240 -

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 84 (90.32%) COBOL
2 65 (69.89%) Linux
3 58 (62.37%) Tuxedo
4 54 (58.06%) C
5 53 (56.99%) Oracle
6 44 (47.31%) Java
7 42 (45.16%) Oracle Database
8 40 (43.01%) Shell Script
9 37 (39.78%) Clustering
10 34 (36.56%) Bash Shell
11 31 (33.33%) Relational Database
11 31 (33.33%) RDBMS
12 24 (25.81%) Unix
12 24 (25.81%) VME
13 21 (22.58%) Middleware
14 15 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (16.13%) Red Hat
15 14 (15.05%) Eclipse
16 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
17 12 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
18 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
19 9 (9.68%) Migration
19 9 (9.68%) Subversion
19 9 (9.68%) ICL
20 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
20 8 (8.60%) Windows
20 8 (8.60%) Re-Platforming
21 7 (7.53%) AIX
21 7 (7.53%) ITIL
21 7 (7.53%) Fujitsu

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 58 (62.37%) Tuxedo
2 7 (7.53%) TPMS
3 5 (5.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (45.16%) Oracle Database
2 31 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 31 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Eclipse
2 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.68%) Subversion
4 4 (4.30%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (1.08%) Hudson
5 1 (1.08%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) Maven
5 1 (1.08%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.08%) Toad
General
1 6 (6.45%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (69.89%) Developer
2 19 (20.43%) COBOL Developer
3 10 (10.75%) Analyst
4 6 (6.45%) Middleware Developer
5 5 (5.38%) COBOL Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) C Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Programmer
7 3 (3.23%) COBOL Programmer
7 3 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.23%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Test Assurance Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.15%) Consultant
8 2 (2.15%) Data Centre Operator
8 2 (2.15%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (2.15%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.15%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.58%) Middleware
2 5 (5.38%) XML
3 4 (4.30%) Web Services
4 3 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (1.08%) .NET
5 1 (1.08%) CSS
5 1 (1.08%) HTML
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.08%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (39.78%) Clustering
2 6 (6.45%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (69.89%) Linux
2 24 (25.81%) Unix
2 24 (25.81%) VME
3 15 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (8.60%) Windows
5 7 (7.53%) AIX
6 3 (3.23%) SUSE
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.68%) Migration
2 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (8.60%) Re-Platforming
3 7 (7.53%) ITIL
4 6 (6.45%) Project Management
5 5 (5.38%) Risk Management
5 5 (5.38%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Automated Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Change Control
7 3 (3.23%) Data Centre Operations
7 3 (3.23%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (3.23%) Scrum
7 3 (3.23%) Supplier Management
7 3 (3.23%) Test Management
8 2 (2.15%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.08%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 84 (90.32%) COBOL
2 54 (58.06%) C
3 44 (47.31%) Java
4 40 (43.01%) Shell Script
5 34 (36.56%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.45%) C#
7 5 (5.38%) C++
7 5 (5.38%) Smalltalk
8 3 (3.23%) JCL
8 3 (3.23%) Korn
8 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.23%) VBScript
9 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 53 (56.99%) Oracle
2 15 (16.13%) Red Hat
3 9 (9.68%) ICL
4 7 (7.53%) Fujitsu
5 6 (6.45%) IBM
6 5 (5.38%) SAP
7 3 (3.23%) NetIQ
8 2 (2.15%) BMC
8 2 (2.15%) BT
8 2 (2.15%) Xerox
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft