The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Bedfordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 47 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Contract jobs citing Middleware 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.98% 0.84% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.05% 3.45% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£575 - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
99 58 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.45% 24.27% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 23 33
Average daily rate £325 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Bedfordshire region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -8 3 £575 - 2
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 9 (81.82%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (36.36%) Spring
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) AWK
3 4 (36.36%) Ajax
3 4 (36.36%) Endeca
3 4 (36.36%) hybris
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) UML
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) Logistics
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (9.09%) NAS

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
1 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) NAS
1 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Enterprise Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Spring
1 4 (36.36%) Ajax
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (27.27%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) UML
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Logistics
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) AWK
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Endeca
1 4 (36.36%) hybris
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix