Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 January 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 191 168
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23 +2
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 18 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
West Midlands median daily rate £600 £410 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.34% +173.33% -40.00%
10th Percentile £340 £410 £135
90th Percentile £663 £410 £165
England median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,060 2,516 2,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.79% 45.82% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,234 1,364 1,112
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £550 £555
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 91 115
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.60 £10.55
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.67
England median hourly rate £17.48 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.11% - +6.06%

Micro Focus
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Micro Focus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Micro Focus in the West Midlands

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Micro Focus in the West Midlands

Micro Focus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Micro Focus in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Micro Focus in the West Midlands

Micro Focus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Micro Focus in the West Midlands

Micro Focus
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +7 12 £625 +52.44%
Coventry - 3 £260 -
Warwickshire +1 1 - -
Micro Focus
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 15 (83.33%) Linux
1 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 14 (77.78%) CA
2 14 (77.78%) Serena
2 14 (77.78%) Subversion
2 14 (77.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (77.78%) TeamCity
2 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (77.78%) Ansible
2 14 (77.78%) DevOps
2 14 (77.78%) GitLab
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Deployment
2 14 (77.78%) Release Automation
3 12 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 12 (66.67%) Oracle
4 11 (61.11%) Unix
4 11 (61.11%) Windows
4 11 (61.11%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (61.11%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (55.56%) Puppet
5 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (55.56%) Splunk
5 10 (55.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (55.56%) Rundeck
5 10 (55.56%) Graylog
5 10 (55.56%) logstash

Micro Focus
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) IIS
1 6 (33.33%) JBoss
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (55.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 6 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.11%) Big Data
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
1 14 (77.78%) GitLab
1 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
1 14 (77.78%) Subversion
1 14 (77.78%) TeamCity
2 10 (55.56%) JMeter
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) DBA
1 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) JSON
2 6 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) PKI
2 6 (33.33%) DataPower
3 5 (27.78%) Public Cloud
4 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Unix
2 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) ITIL
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Deployment
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (77.78%) DevOps
2 14 (77.78%) Release Automation
3 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (55.56%) Load Balancing
3 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) High Availability
5 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
5 4 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (22.22%) Task Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Data Encryption
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) COBOL
2 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (77.78%) Ansible
2 11 (61.11%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (55.56%) Graylog
3 10 (55.56%) logstash
3 10 (55.56%) Nagios
3 10 (55.56%) Puppet
3 10 (55.56%) Rundeck
3 10 (55.56%) Tivoli
4 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) CA
1 14 (77.78%) Serena
2 12 (66.67%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) Splunk
4 6 (33.33%) IBM
4 6 (33.33%) Teradata
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) VMware