Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 837 865
Rank change year-on-year -37 +28 +9
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 15 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.046% 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.034% 0.10% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 28
UK median daily rate £320 £424 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.48% +99.41% -33.59%
10th Percentile £261 £269 £135
90th Percentile £453 £546 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £421 £163
% change year-on-year -24.04% +159.23% -49.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43542 47842 49835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 45.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27042 29233 29405
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1722 2107
UK median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year - -5.27% +5.56%

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Micro Focus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 10 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 6 months to 18 November 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
England +9 15 £320 -24.71% 3
UK excluding London +3 14 £320 -24.04% 4
North of England +36 8 £314 -26.26% 1
North West -5 4 £450 +2.80% 1
West Midlands +38 3 £260 - 2
Midlands +28 3 £260 - 2
North East - 3 £308 -
South West - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +22 1 £308 +23.00%
South East +10 1 £375 -9.64%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) COBOL
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 6 (40.00%) SUSE
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (33.33%) Office 365
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Email Filtering
5 4 (26.67%) MobileIron
5 4 (26.67%) Skype
5 4 (26.67%) Lumension
5 4 (26.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (26.67%) User Experience
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) IronPort
5 4 (26.67%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
5 4 (26.67%) WSUS
5 4 (26.67%) SCCM
5 4 (26.67%) Task Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) NetApp

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 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
1 4 (26.67%) Tuxedo
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) OLTP
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 4 (26.67%) COBOL Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Support
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 3 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Specialist
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) SUSE
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (26.67%) Email Filtering
1 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
1 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (26.67%) Task Automation
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Information Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Records Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (6.67%) Metadata Management
4 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) COBOL
2 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (26.67%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
1 4 (26.67%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Clearswift
2 4 (26.67%) IronPort
2 4 (26.67%) Lumension
2 4 (26.67%) McAfee
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) MobileIron
2 4 (26.67%) NetApp
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Kofax
4 1 (6.67%) Novell