Period
to 13 June 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Micro Focus products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Micro Focus over the 6 months to 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Micro Focus
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 605 572 737
Rank change year-on-year -33 +165 +60
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 28 20 82
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.051% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 43
10th Percentile £374 £335 £328
25th Percentile £474 £371 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +17.06% -10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £519 £516 £550
90th Percentile £543 £563 £710
UK median daily rate £495 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +16.47% -10.53% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK median hourly rate - £19.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -60.00% +171.43%

Micro Focus is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19,880 16,575 34,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.81% 42.67% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,941 10,660 21,923
10th Percentile £290 £250 £261
25th Percentile £388 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £468 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.24% +0.65% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £684 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £455 £460
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.09% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 593 1,122
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.64 £11.07
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.37 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £18.06
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.00% +4.24%

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Micro Focus as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Micro Focus in England

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Micro Focus in England.

Daily rate trend for Micro Focus in England

Micro Focus
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Micro Focus in England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Micro Focus in England

Micro Focus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Micro Focus in England.

Hourly rate trend for Micro Focus in England

Micro Focus
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 13 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -61 9 £505 +18.82%
South East +12 7 £513 +44.37%
North of England +9 6 £495 +13.14%
North West +4 5 £495 +16.47%
South West +16 2 £360 -36.00%
Midlands - 2 £500 -
North East +12 1 £425 -5.56%
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Micro Focus
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Micro Focus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) HP
4 7 (25.00%) DevOps
5 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (21.43%) Social Skills
5 6 (21.43%) Azure
5 6 (21.43%) ITSM
6 5 (17.86%) JIRA
6 5 (17.86%) Perl
6 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (14.29%) PHP
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.29%) LDAP
7 4 (14.29%) ISEB
7 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 4 (14.29%) SNMP
7 4 (14.29%) TACACS
7 4 (14.29%) AWS
7 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (14.29%) SSH
7 4 (14.29%) HP NNM
7 4 (14.29%) ISTQB

Micro Focus
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) Confluence
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.57%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (3.57%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Azure
2 4 (14.29%) AWS
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) SNMP
1 4 (14.29%) SSH
1 4 (14.29%) TACACS
2 3 (10.71%) FTP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) MS Access
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Postman
3 1 (3.57%) Protractor
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Developer
2 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 2 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (7.14%) IAM Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Network Support
3 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) LDAP
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) HPUX
2 3 (10.71%) SUSE
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) ITSM
3 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Conflict Management
5 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) SOA
5 3 (10.71%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Test Management
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (7.14%) V-Model
6 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Perl
3 4 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) COBOL
4 3 (10.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) Micro Focus COBOL
4 3 (10.71%) VB
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) Smalltalk
6 1 (3.57%) VBScript
6 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) ISEB
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) CRISC
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP NNM
2 2 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) HP Fortify
3 1 (3.57%) StackStorm
3 1 (3.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.14%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Novell
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) VMware