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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Micro Focus
UK / England
Rank 571 568 593
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25  
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 12 49 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.10% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% 0.23% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 39 5
Median daily rate £525 £315 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -9.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £315 £341
% change year-on-year -36.50% -7.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 -
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18337 21302 21687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.87% 43.60% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11399 13076 12501
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 762 916
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.71 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Micro Focus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
West Midlands - 7 - -
South East - 4 £525 -
London +28 1 - -
Micro Focus
UK

Micro Focus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 20 (83.33%) COBOL
1 20 (83.33%) Oracle
2 16 (66.67%) Java
3 15 (62.50%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) C#
4 10 (41.67%) Web Services
4 10 (41.67%) XML
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (25.00%) C
6 6 (25.00%) Tuxedo
6 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (25.00%) Clustering
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
9 2 (8.33%) Banking
9 2 (8.33%) Finance
9 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 2 (8.33%) SUSE
9 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
9 2 (8.33%) Apttus
9 2 (8.33%) Pricing Data
9 2 (8.33%) JD Edwards
10 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance

Micro Focus
Top Related 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 6 (25.00%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.17%) Codeship
4 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
4 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) SilkTest
4 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Pricing Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Web Services
1 10 (41.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Pricing Data
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (8.33%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Logistics
3 1 (4.17%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) COBOL
2 16 (66.67%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (25.00%) C
4 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Apttus
2 2 (8.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.17%) HP