Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 October 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 - 198
Rank change year-on-year - +198 +30
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 11 0 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% - 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% - 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 22
North West median daily rate £438 - £438
10th Percentile £145 - £376
90th Percentile £650 - £538
England median daily rate £400 £308 £420
% change year-on-year +30.08% -26.79% +158.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -30.00% +5.26% -

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,486 2,450 3,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.01% 43.66% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,472 1,459 1,958
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £210 £219 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 151 138
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -16.56% +11.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.08 £10.76
90th Percentile £43.25 £43.75 £45.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Micro Focus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Micro Focus in the North West

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Micro Focus in the North West

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Micro Focus in the North West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Micro Focus in the North West

Micro Focus
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Lancashire - 7 £600 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £146 -
Manchester - 2 £375 -
Micro Focus
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 7 (63.64%) COBOL
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Refactoring
2 6 (54.55%) IDMS
2 6 (54.55%) TPMS
2 6 (54.55%) VME
3 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) Office 365
4 3 (27.27%) Source Code Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) Fujitsu
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (18.18%) ITSM
5 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
5 2 (18.18%) MCDST
5 2 (18.18%) MCITP
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business

Micro Focus
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (54.55%) TPMS
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) VME
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) SUSE
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
1 6 (54.55%) Refactoring
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Source Code Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Email Filtering
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITSM
4 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) COBOL
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCDST
1 2 (18.18%) MCITP
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
1 2 (18.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Fujitsu
3 2 (18.18%) BMC
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Clearswift
3 2 (18.18%) IronPort
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat