The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast 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 17 12 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.62% 4.62% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.00% 14.29% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.26%
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%
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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 Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
50 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 47.62% 32.31% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 17
Average daily rate £300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Belfast region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 10 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) UNIX
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Solaris
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) DMZ
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) Validation
2 8 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 8 (57.14%) Reverse Proxy
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 6 (42.86%) Sun
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
5 4 (28.57%) SailPoint
5 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) Tivoli
6 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) LDAP

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DMZ
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
1 8 (57.14%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (14.29%) LDAP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Operations Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Junior Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) UNIX
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Solaris
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
1 8 (57.14%) Validation
1 8 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Sun
2 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
3 3 (21.43%) IBM