Period
to 7 June 2020

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 7 June 2020 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
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 549 595
Rank change year-on-year +121 +46 +19
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 17 70 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.070% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 37
Median daily rate £400 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +26.67% -
10th Percentile £340 £353 £318
90th Percentile £509 £623 £511
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +171.43% -30.00%
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -60.00% +171.43% -30.00%

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 11,014 21,062 22,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 45.13% 43.38% 42.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,250 12,602 13,365
Median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £207 £235 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £458 £450
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 1,018 1,111
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +9.38% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £46.69
Median hourly rate £20.93 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.13% +8.57% -

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Micro Focus as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Micro Focus in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Micro Focus in the UK excluding London

Micro Focus
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Micro Focus in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Micro Focus in the UK excluding London

Micro Focus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Micro Focus in the UK excluding London.

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 7 June 2020. 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
South East +124 5 £355 -34.56%
North of England +66 4 £438 +12.90%
Scotland +48 3 £400 -
Wales +32 3 £450 -16.28%
North East +25 3 £450 +20.00%
South West +44 2 £600 +26.32% 1
North West +48 1 £425 -
Micro Focus
UK

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, 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 15 (88.24%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
6 4 (23.53%) BMC
6 4 (23.53%) CRM
6 4 (23.53%) COBOL
6 4 (23.53%) VBScript
6 4 (23.53%) VB
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (23.53%) HP ALM
6 4 (23.53%) TMMi
6 4 (23.53%) VME
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
7 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (17.65%) Splunk

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 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Azure
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.76%) QlikView
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
2 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Redmine
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) GitLab
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Regression Tester
1 4 (23.53%) Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Applications Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Operator
2 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) D3.js
2 2 (11.76%) Highcharts JS
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) LINQ
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) VME
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
2 4 (23.53%) TMMi
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Kanban
4 2 (11.76%) Microservices
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) COBOL
3 4 (23.53%) VB
3 4 (23.53%) VBScript
4 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) JCL
4 2 (11.76%) Korn
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP ALM
2 2 (11.76%) Control-M
2 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 2 (11.76%) Netcool
3 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) BMC
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Splunk
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Informatica
5 2 (11.76%) Kony
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) BT
6 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu
6 1 (5.88%) Lumension
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee