The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microgen 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 Microgen over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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 Microgen plc.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microgen
Rank 602 571 553
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -18
Contract jobs citing Microgen 10 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.031% 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.038% 0.066% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 14
Average daily rate
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£600 £632 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -2.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
26037 24193 25519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.88% 46.22% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15267 13737 13206
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1166 1307
Average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Microgen
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microgen within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microgen Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microgen
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microgen within the UK.

Microgen Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microgen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Microgen 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 Microgen.

1 10 (83.33%) Banking
1 10 (83.33%) Investment Banking
2 8 (66.67%) ETL
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Front Office
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 5 (41.67%) UNIX
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (33.33%) COREP
6 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (33.33%) Data Mapping
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 3 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
7 3 (25.00%) Derivative
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (16.67%) Control-M
9 1 (8.33%) OpenLink
9 1 (8.33%) Findur
9 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 1 (8.33%) FpML
9 1 (8.33%) Sybase
9 1 (8.33%) XML
9 1 (8.33%) CIMA
9 1 (8.33%) Sun
9 1 (8.33%) SmartStream

Microgen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Microgen 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 Microgen. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Findur
General
1 10 (83.33%) Banking
1 10 (83.33%) Investment Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Front Office
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (25.00%) Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ETL
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (33.33%) Data Mapping
4 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) COREP
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) SmartStream
2 1 (8.33%) OpenLink