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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 35 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Middleware 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.56% 0.30% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.49% 1.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
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
69 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.69% 17.86% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 19
Average daily rate £475 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
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Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 6 (33.33%) XML
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
2 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
3 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (22.22%) Coaching
3 4 (22.22%) WCF
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) General Ledger
4 3 (16.67%) PaaS
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Process Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Agresso
5 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
5 2 (11.11%) SLA
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) VBScript

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Agresso
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Integration Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) WCF
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (22.22%) Coaching
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Process Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO