The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 17 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.63% 5.00% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.41% 10.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £407 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
27 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 35.53% 47.50% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 2
Average daily rate £280 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Middleware
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Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Bedford region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Logistics
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) German Language
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (33.33%) German Language
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle