Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 164 191
Rank change year-on-year -28 +27 -10
Contract jobs citing Micro Focus 3 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.39% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.89% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
West Midlands median daily rate - £600 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.34% +173.33%
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% - +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 2,190 2,021 2,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.96% 43.61% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 1,203 1,353
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £225 £208 £213
90th Percentile £571 £563 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 87 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +6.90% -8.23%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £30.60 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 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 21 January 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
Shropshire - 3 - -
Micro Focus
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Micro Focus.

1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
1 3 (100.00%) Fujitsu
1 3 (100.00%) VME
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) TPMS

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 1 (33.33%) TPMS
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior COBOL Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) C
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Fujitsu