Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 - 184
Rank change year-on-year - +184 +47
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 10 0 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% - 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% - 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 43
North West median daily rate £600 - £400
10th Percentile £368 - £254
90th Percentile £650 - £538
England median daily rate £400 £525 £350
% change year-on-year -23.81% +50.00% +29.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% -

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 2,546 2,465 3,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.35% 43.51% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,491 1,431 1,967
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £225 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 168 163
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.48 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £45.15 £47.26
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% -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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -
Manchester - 3 £375 -
Micro Focus
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 (70.00%) COBOL
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
1 7 (70.00%) Refactoring
1 7 (70.00%) IDMS
1 7 (70.00%) TPMS
1 7 (70.00%) VME
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (30.00%) Fujitsu
4 3 (30.00%) Source Code Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Email Filtering
4 3 (30.00%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (30.00%) SUSE
4 3 (30.00%) Identity Management
4 3 (30.00%) IronPort
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp

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 7 (70.00%) TPMS
2 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Migration Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) COBOL Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) VME
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) SUSE
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
1 7 (70.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Email Filtering
3 3 (30.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Source Code Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) COBOL
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Clearswift
1 3 (30.00%) Fujitsu
1 3 (30.00%) IronPort
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) NetApp