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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 40 47 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.26% 0.98% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.92% 5.00% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £575 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%
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
52 100 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.76% 19.57% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 62 26
Average daily rate £356 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015. 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 +3 1 - -
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (25.00%) Agresso
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) OLAP
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) Process Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) RightFax
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Agresso
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Business One
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) TeleForm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ADSL
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) OLAP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Avionics
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Integration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Process Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ACCA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Metastorm
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Mitel
2 1 (12.50%) RightFax
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow