Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 807 830
Rank change year-on-year -32 +23 -9
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 23 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.049% 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.057% 0.11% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 25
England median daily rate £400 £425 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +161.54% -45.95%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £135
90th Percentile £658 £548 £433
UK median daily rate £400 £424 £163
% change year-on-year -5.60% +160.77% -45.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
England median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 40566 44097 45318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.79% 45.21% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25456 27228 27218
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £243 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1351 1563 1946
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.34
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Micro Focus in England

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Micro Focus in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Micro Focus in England

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Micro Focus in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Micro Focus in England

Micro Focus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Micro Focus in England.

Contractor 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 24 November 2017. 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
Midlands +40 10 £600 - 2
West Midlands +29 10 £600 - 2
North of England +29 9 £314 -26.26%
North West -2 5 £450 +2.80%
North East - 3 £308 -
South West - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +26 1 £308 +23.00%
South East 0 1 £375 -9.64% 1
Micro Focus
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
4 11 (47.83%) Unix
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
6 8 (34.78%) COBOL
7 7 (30.43%) CA
7 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (30.43%) SUSE
7 7 (30.43%) Serena
7 7 (30.43%) TeamCity
7 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
7 7 (30.43%) Puppet
7 7 (30.43%) Subversion
7 7 (30.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
7 7 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (30.43%) Ansible
7 7 (30.43%) DevOps
7 7 (30.43%) GitLab
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (30.43%) Release Automation
7 7 (30.43%) Task Automation
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
8 6 (26.09%) Office 365
8 6 (26.09%) Blackberry

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 5 (21.74%) Apache
1 5 (21.74%) IIS
1 5 (21.74%) JBoss
1 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
1 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 4 (17.39%) Tuxedo
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (26.09%) Office 365
3 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (21.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DHCP
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
1 5 (21.74%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
1 5 (21.74%) RDBMS
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) OLTP
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
1 7 (30.43%) GitLab
1 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
1 7 (30.43%) Subversion
1 7 (30.43%) TeamCity
2 5 (21.74%) JMeter
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) COBOL Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Support
3 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) COBOL Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Support Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Support Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) JSON
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
2 4 (17.39%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 5 (21.74%) DataPower
2 5 (21.74%) PKI
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (17.39%) User Experience
4 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Unix
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) SUSE
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Continuous Deployment
2 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (30.43%) DevOps
2 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (30.43%) Release Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Task Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Business Continuity
3 5 (21.74%) Email Filtering
3 5 (21.74%) Identity Management
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) High Availability
6 2 (8.70%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
3 8 (34.78%) COBOL
4 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Ansible
1 7 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (30.43%) Puppet
2 5 (21.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Graylog
2 5 (21.74%) logstash
2 5 (21.74%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (21.74%) Nagios
2 5 (21.74%) Rundeck
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
2 5 (21.74%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) CA
2 7 (30.43%) Serena
3 6 (26.09%) IBM
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) Clearswift
4 5 (21.74%) IronPort
4 5 (21.74%) Lumension
4 5 (21.74%) McAfee
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) MobileIron
4 5 (21.74%) NetApp
4 5 (21.74%) Splunk
4 5 (21.74%) Teradata
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Kofax
6 1 (4.35%) Novell