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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 24 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.92% 1.00% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 2.27% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.94% +6.25%
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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
44 44 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 40.37% 44.00% 53.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 89
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £345 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Solaris
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) DMZ
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) Validation
1 8 (88.89%) Load Balancing
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Reverse Proxy
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (66.67%) Sun
3 5 (55.56%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Identity Management
4 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
4 4 (44.44%) SailPoint
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
5 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) LDAP
6 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (11.11%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) SOA

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DMZ
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (22.22%) LDAP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Operations Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Solaris
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) Validation
1 8 (88.89%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) Identity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
3 3 (33.33%) IBM