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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 27 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 17 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.20% 1.77% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.42% 13.21% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
Average daily rate £581 £325 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.84% -43.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
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
62 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.96% 13.38% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 34
Average daily rate £563 £485 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% +29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £638 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +2 8 £588 +95.83%
Dunstable - 1 £608 -
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 22 (66.67%) SOA
2 19 (57.58%) SOAP
2 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
3 17 (51.52%) Microservices
4 16 (48.48%) REST
4 16 (48.48%) .NET
4 16 (48.48%) Software Engineering
5 15 (45.45%) C#
5 15 (45.45%) JBoss
5 15 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (45.45%) Reverse Engineering
6 14 (42.42%) Low Latency
7 13 (39.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
8 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (18.18%) IBM
11 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
11 6 (18.18%) JIRA
11 6 (18.18%) WCF
11 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
11 6 (18.18%) Data Integration
11 6 (18.18%) Data Transformation
11 6 (18.18%) Confluence
12 5 (15.15%) User Stories
12 5 (15.15%) MSMQ
13 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
13 4 (12.12%) Java

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 15 (45.45%) JBoss
2 6 (18.18%) Confluence
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Architect
2 15 (45.45%) Technical Architect
3 9 (27.27%) Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Integration Architect
5 6 (18.18%) Middleware Architect
6 5 (15.15%) Designer
6 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce Architect
6 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (12.12%) Data Architect
7 4 (12.12%) Data Integration Architect
7 4 (12.12%) Senior Designer
8 3 (9.09%) Messaging Architect
8 3 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
8 3 (9.09%) TIBCO Developer
9 2 (6.06%) .NET Designer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
9 2 (6.06%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (6.06%) Technical Developer
10 1 (3.03%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) SOAP
2 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) REST
3 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (18.18%) WCF
5 5 (15.15%) MSMQ
6 4 (12.12%) XML
7 3 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (9.09%) JSON
7 3 (9.09%) RESTful
7 3 (9.09%) Web Services
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (39.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (18.18%) Data Integration
4 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) SOA
2 17 (51.52%) Microservices
3 16 (48.48%) Software Engineering
4 15 (45.45%) Reverse Engineering
5 14 (42.42%) Low Latency
6 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
7 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.18%) Data Transformation
9 5 (15.15%) User Stories
10 4 (12.12%) Data Architecture
10 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
10 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (12.12%) Open Source
11 3 (9.09%) AOP
11 3 (9.09%) CRM
11 3 (9.09%) TDD
12 2 (6.06%) Migration
13 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
13 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 1 (3.03%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (12.12%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
1 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
2 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
2 6 (18.18%) IBM
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 4 (12.12%) TIBCO
4 3 (9.09%) BEA
4 3 (9.09%) hybris
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Apigee
5 1 (3.03%) Mashery
5 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft