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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 582 594
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 0 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.077% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 20 20
Median daily rate - £405 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +170.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £150
% change year-on-year -7.40% +170.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 19008 21981 22493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.97% 44.45% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19349 25149 23923
Median daily rate £430 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1375 1807
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) COBOL
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) JD Edwards
5 3 (25.00%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
5 3 (25.00%) Apttus
5 3 (25.00%) Pricing Data
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (8.33%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
7 1 (8.33%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
7 1 (8.33%) JUnit
7 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) Codeship
7 1 (8.33%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (8.33%) SilkTest

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (8.33%) Codeship
2 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) SilkTest
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Pricing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
1 6 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Pricing Data
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) COBOL
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Apttus
2 3 (25.00%) JD Edwards