Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 191 240
Rank change year-on-year -11 +49 -
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 5 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.088% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.73% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 6
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +16.21% -
England median daily rate £388 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -13.89% +28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 - £23.00

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2414 2998 3526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.64% 46.16% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1483 1803 1966
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £555 £549
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 115 172
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £19.66 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +15.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.01
90th Percentile £43.90 £54.64 £46.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +5.33%

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
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 14 December 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
Manchester +22 5 £450 -
Micro Focus
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) NetApp
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (100.00%) Clearswift
1 5 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 5 (100.00%) SUSE
1 5 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 5 (100.00%) WSUS
1 5 (100.00%) IronPort
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
1 5 (100.00%) Lumension
1 5 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 5 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Email Filtering

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 5 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (100.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (100.00%) Technical Support
2 4 (80.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 4 (80.00%) Support Specialist
2 4 (80.00%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (80.00%) Technical Support Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SUSE
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 5 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (100.00%) Email Filtering
1 5 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 5 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (100.00%) Task Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Clearswift
1 5 (100.00%) IronPort
1 5 (100.00%) Lumension
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 5 (100.00%) NetApp