The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 29 March 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
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 601 598
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 18 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.087% 0.051%
As % of the Vendors category 0.090% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 35 5
Median daily rate £200 £305 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.42% -12.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £263 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £502 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £305 £341
% change year-on-year -34.42% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 -
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19933 23550 24158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.07% 43.75% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 14319 13673
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 809 1029
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +11.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Micro Focus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Micro Focus in the UK

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Micro Focus in the UK

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Micro Focus over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Micro Focus in the UK

Micro Focus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Micro Focus in the UK

Micro Focus
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 12 £525 +72.13%
South Wales +18 6 £170 -
Wales +11 6 £170 -
West Midlands - 6 - -
Cardiff +26 5 £140 -
South East - 5 £525 -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Berkshire - 3 £525 -
Leamington Spa - 3 - -
Banbury - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
London +31 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £525 -
Warwick - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 24 (77.42%) Oracle
2 21 (67.74%) Linux
3 20 (64.52%) COBOL
4 16 (51.61%) Java
5 10 (32.26%) C#
5 10 (32.26%) Web Services
5 10 (32.26%) XML
5 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database
6 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
7 6 (19.35%) JCL
7 6 (19.35%) RDBMS
7 6 (19.35%) Control-M
7 6 (19.35%) Tuxedo
7 6 (19.35%) C
7 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
7 6 (19.35%) Clustering
7 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
8 5 (16.13%) BMC
9 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
9 4 (12.90%) Thunderhead
9 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) DevOps
10 3 (9.68%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
10 3 (9.68%) Apttus
10 3 (9.68%) Pricing Data
10 3 (9.68%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
10 3 (9.68%) Informatica
10 3 (9.68%) PowerCenter

Micro Focus
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (19.35%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) LDAP
1 1 (3.23%) SSH
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database
2 6 (19.35%) RDBMS
2 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.23%) Codeship
4 1 (3.23%) CruiseControl
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.23%) Hudson
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) NuGet
4 1 (3.23%) SilkTest
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Operator
4 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Pricing Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Programmer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
1 10 (32.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Pricing Data
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) SUSE
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (12.90%) DevOps
1 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (9.68%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
2 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (3.23%) Logistics
4 1 (3.23%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Server Hardening
4 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) COBOL
2 16 (51.61%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
5 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
5 6 (19.35%) C
5 6 (19.35%) JCL
6 2 (6.45%) Korn
6 2 (6.45%) SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) iptables
1 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) BMC
3 4 (12.90%) Thunderhead
4 3 (9.68%) Apttus
4 3 (9.68%) Informatica
4 3 (9.68%) JD Edwards
4 3 (9.68%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) BT
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Xerox