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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 45 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.25% 1.44% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.61% 5.33% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
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
107 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.29% 27.08% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 26 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
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 - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 +5 6 £575 -
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (84.62%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) UNIX
3 6 (46.15%) Logistics
3 6 (46.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
4 5 (38.46%) UML
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) IBM
4 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 4 (30.77%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Spring
5 4 (30.77%) AWK
5 4 (30.77%) Ajax
5 4 (30.77%) Endeca
5 4 (30.77%) hybris
6 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 3 (23.08%) SAP
6 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Validation
7 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
7 2 (15.38%) ERP
7 2 (15.38%) TOGAF

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
2 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) Spring
3 4 (30.77%) Ajax
4 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (7.69%) Java EE
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Logistics
2 5 (38.46%) UML
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Network Management
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) B2B
6 1 (7.69%) B2C
6 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) AWK
4 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Endeca
2 4 (30.77%) hybris
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
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