Period
to 22 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 22 August 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 553 609 617
Rank change year-on-year +56 +8 +12
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 56 63 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.12% 0.12% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.27% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 8
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +30.08% -24.07%
10th Percentile £325 £193 £181
90th Percentile £713 £511 £433
UK median daily rate £506 £400 £308
% change year-on-year +26.56% +30.08% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 21,364 23,613 22,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 44.24% 43.27% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,872 13,888 13,110
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £233 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,230 1,115
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.42% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.39
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.03 £46.40
UK median hourly rate £19.85 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +13.41% +0.72% -0.71%

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Micro Focus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Micro Focus in the UK excluding London

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Micro Focus in the UK excluding London

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Micro Focus in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Micro Focus in the UK excluding London

Micro Focus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Micro Focus in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Micro Focus in the UK excluding London

Micro Focus
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
North of England +26 21 £375 -11.76%
South West -17 17 £675 - 3
North East +28 12 £375 -9.09%
South East +21 10 £575 +43.75% 2
Midlands +26 6 £390 +73.33%
West Midlands +37 5 £390 -
Yorkshire +25 5 £488 +21.88%
North West +25 4 £463 -22.92%
Scotland +27 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Micro Focus
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 22 (39.29%) Java
2 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 19 (33.93%) Linux
5 16 (28.57%) Windows
5 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 16 (28.57%) Migration
6 15 (26.79%) Finance
6 15 (26.79%) Performance Testing
7 14 (25.00%) AWS
8 13 (23.21%) Azure
8 13 (23.21%) Cisco
8 13 (23.21%) C
9 12 (21.43%) C#
9 12 (21.43%) Red Hat
9 12 (21.43%) WAN
9 12 (21.43%) LAN
9 12 (21.43%) DNS
9 12 (21.43%) VMware
9 12 (21.43%) IaaS
9 12 (21.43%) Ansible
9 12 (21.43%) Docker
9 12 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (21.43%) Kubernetes
10 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
10 11 (19.64%) vRealize
10 11 (19.64%) Data Deduplication
10 11 (19.64%) Azure Stack
10 11 (19.64%) CentOS

Micro Focus
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 11 (19.64%) JBoss
1 11 (19.64%) OpenStack
2 5 (8.93%) Captiva
2 5 (8.93%) Documentum
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) AWS
2 13 (23.21%) Azure
3 12 (21.43%) IaaS
4 11 (19.64%) Azure Stack
4 11 (19.64%) OpenShift
4 11 (19.64%) PaaS
5 3 (5.36%) Akamai
6 2 (3.57%) Office 365
7 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.79%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) DNS
1 12 (21.43%) LAN
1 12 (21.43%) WAN
2 11 (19.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.57%) HTTP
3 2 (3.57%) X.500
4 1 (1.79%) 5G
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.79%) DWDM
4 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.79%) Network Security
4 1 (1.79%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.79%) Skype
4 1 (1.79%) SNMP
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (8.93%) MS Access
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.79%) DB2
4 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) LoadRunner
2 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (8.93%) JMeter
3 5 (8.93%) SilkPerformer
3 5 (8.93%) SilkTest
4 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) Appium
5 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.79%) Gatling
5 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.79%) Gradle
5 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.79%) JUnit
5 1 (1.79%) Maven
5 1 (1.79%) Selenium
5 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.79%) TestNG
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Military
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Architect
2 10 (17.86%) Technical Architect
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Tester
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Tester
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) J2EE
1 11 (19.64%) Middleware
2 9 (16.07%) HTML
3 8 (14.29%) .NET
3 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.93%) JPA
5 4 (7.14%) Ajax
5 4 (7.14%) HTML5
5 4 (7.14%) SAML
6 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.36%) GraphQL
6 3 (5.36%) LDAP
6 3 (5.36%) Node.js
6 3 (5.36%) OpenID
6 3 (5.36%) REST
6 3 (5.36%) RESTful
7 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.57%) JSON
7 2 (3.57%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
1 11 (19.64%) Replication
2 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Linux
2 16 (28.57%) Windows
3 12 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (19.64%) CentOS
4 11 (19.64%) Solaris
4 11 (19.64%) Unix
5 8 (14.29%) Android
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (7.14%) VME
8 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.79%) MVS
9 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Migration
3 15 (26.79%) Performance Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Data Deduplication
4 11 (19.64%) Data Migration
4 11 (19.64%) Load Balancing
4 11 (19.64%) Service Management
5 10 (17.86%) CRM
5 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 9 (16.07%) DevOps
7 8 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 7 (12.50%) Matrix Management
8 7 (12.50%) Scrum
8 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.71%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (10.71%) Minimum Viable Product
9 6 (10.71%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (10.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) Java
2 13 (23.21%) C
3 12 (21.43%) C#
4 9 (16.07%) Python
5 8 (14.29%) SQL
6 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.71%) COBOL
8 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
8 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
8 5 (8.93%) VBA
9 3 (5.36%) Ruby
10 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.79%) JCL
10 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) CCNP
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) CCDP
5 1 (1.79%) CISM
5 1 (1.79%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.43%) Docker
3 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.36%) NDS
5 2 (3.57%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) Ansible
1 12 (21.43%) Kubernetes
2 11 (19.64%) Puppet
2 11 (19.64%) vRealize
3 3 (5.36%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.57%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.79%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Grafana
5 1 (1.79%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.79%) Kibana
5 1 (1.79%) logstash
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.79%) QRadar
5 1 (1.79%) Terraform
5 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) Cisco
3 12 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 12 (21.43%) VMware
4 11 (19.64%) ServiceNow
5 5 (8.93%) OpenText
5 5 (8.93%) Telerik
6 4 (7.14%) NetIQ
6 4 (7.14%) Oracle
6 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.36%) ICL
8 2 (3.57%) AppDynamics
8 2 (3.57%) CA
8 2 (3.57%) HP
8 2 (3.57%) IBM
8 2 (3.57%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.57%) Novell
8 2 (3.57%) SAP
9 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.79%) Ping Identity