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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.97% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£538 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £21.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+123.52% -43.33%
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 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.20% 21.53% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 26
Average daily rate £425 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 - 1 £425 -
Dunstable - - - -
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (64.29%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (42.86%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Logistics
4 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 4 (28.57%) Retail
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) WCF
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) UML
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) MQSeries
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.14%) German Language
8 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
8 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 3 (21.43%) MQSeries
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
2 1 (7.14%) German Language
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (28.57%) WCF
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Logistics
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) C
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle