The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 24 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Middleware 15 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.52% 2.59% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.29% 15.38% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 0
Average daily rate £575 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
Middleware
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
82 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.70% 16.84% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 33
Average daily rate £400 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £638 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Luton +7 12 £581 +55.00% 2
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
3 10 (43.48%) JBoss
3 10 (43.48%) SOA
4 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
4 9 (39.13%) Low Latency
4 9 (39.13%) Microservices
5 8 (34.78%) REST
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 8 (34.78%) SOAP
6 7 (30.43%) Reverse Engineering
6 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (26.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) Data Integration
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (17.39%) Data Transformation
9 4 (17.39%) JIRA
9 4 (17.39%) Open Source
9 4 (17.39%) Confluence
9 4 (17.39%) Atlassian
9 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
9 4 (17.39%) MSMQ
9 4 (17.39%) Java
10 3 (13.04%) TDD
10 3 (13.04%) IBM

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (43.48%) JBoss
2 4 (17.39%) Confluence
3 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
1 2 (8.70%) SSH
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Lombardi
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Architect
2 10 (43.48%) Technical Architect
3 7 (30.43%) Integration Architect
4 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Data Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Data Integration Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Middleware Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Designer
7 2 (8.70%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Designer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
1 8 (34.78%) REST
1 8 (34.78%) SOAP
2 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (17.39%) MSMQ
4 3 (13.04%) WCF
5 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (21.74%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Solaris
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
2 10 (43.48%) SOA
3 9 (39.13%) Low Latency
3 9 (39.13%) Microservices
3 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
4 7 (30.43%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
5 4 (17.39%) Data Transformation
5 4 (17.39%) Open Source
6 3 (13.04%) AOP
6 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Operations Management
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) High Availability
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.70%) User Stories
8 1 (4.35%) People Management
8 1 (4.35%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Bourne shell
3 2 (8.70%) C-shell
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Atlassian
4 3 (13.04%) hybris
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Sun
6 1 (4.35%) Apigee
6 1 (4.35%) Mashery