The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank - 14 12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 6.76% 3.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 20.83% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £513 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £29.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+27.73% -33.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 26.53% 32.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 5
Average daily rate £356 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Avionics
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware