The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 95 103 110
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Middleware 22 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 0.70% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.04% 3.11% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £494 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.92% +23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £381 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £407 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
545 546 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.06% 22.51% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 260 240
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £34.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £36.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Berkshire region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
Reading +12 8 £425 -7.10% 3
Slough -1 3 £475 +58.33% 1
Bracknell - 1 £425 - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 14 (34.15%) UNIX
2 13 (31.71%) Telecoms
3 12 (29.27%) Java
3 12 (29.27%) Oracle
4 11 (26.83%) Linux
5 10 (24.39%) SOA
6 9 (21.95%) .NET
6 9 (21.95%) Retail
7 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
7 8 (19.51%) Web Services
8 7 (17.07%) ITIL
8 7 (17.07%) Windows
8 7 (17.07%) Degree
9 6 (14.63%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.63%) XML
9 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
9 6 (14.63%) C++
9 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) CRM
10 5 (12.20%) Solaris
10 5 (12.20%) Apache
10 5 (12.20%) HTTP
10 5 (12.20%) Migration
10 5 (12.20%) Firewall
10 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
11 4 (9.76%) Oracle Fusion

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
3 5 (12.20%) Apache
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (4.88%) Liferay
6 2 (4.88%) IIS
7 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
7 1 (2.44%) Commerce Server
7 1 (2.44%) ArcGIS
7 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.44%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.88%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.88%) SAP GRC
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.44%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) HTTP
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 3 (7.32%) FTP
2 3 (7.32%) VPN
2 3 (7.32%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.88%) SSL
3 2 (4.88%) ATM
3 2 (4.88%) SSH
3 2 (4.88%) Internet
3 2 (4.88%) DSL
3 2 (4.88%) Network Security
3 2 (4.88%) xDSL
4 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) DB2
3 2 (4.88%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Introscope
2 3 (7.32%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (7.32%) Toad
2 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
2 3 (7.32%) JProfiler
3 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 13 (31.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (21.95%) Retail
3 6 (14.63%) Finance
4 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Architect
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Designer
4 5 (12.20%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Middleware Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) Web Services
3 6 (14.63%) XML
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (7.32%) Spring
5 3 (7.32%) JDBC
5 3 (7.32%) SOAP
5 3 (7.32%) J2EE
5 3 (7.32%) ODBC
6 2 (4.88%) EDI
6 2 (4.88%) JMS
6 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.88%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (4.88%) BAPI
6 2 (4.88%) SAP XI
6 2 (4.88%) Apache CXF
6 2 (4.88%) SailPoint
6 2 (4.88%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.44%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) AS400
2 2 (4.88%) Replication
2 2 (4.88%) PKI
2 2 (4.88%) iSeries
3 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Statistics
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) UNIX
2 11 (26.83%) Linux
3 7 (17.07%) Windows
4 5 (12.20%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) AIX
6 1 (2.44%) HPUX
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) SOA
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL
3 6 (14.63%) CRM
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security
5 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
5 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) ETL
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Usability Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.88%) Revenue Management
7 2 (4.88%) SIEM
7 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) C++
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.32%) VB
4 2 (4.88%) ABAP
4 2 (4.88%) SAPscript
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) Korn
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.88%) CISSP
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
5 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) nmon
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) TIBCO
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Nokia
5 2 (4.88%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.88%) Aveksa
6 1 (2.44%) JBoss
6 1 (2.44%) Siebel
6 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Informatica
6 1 (2.44%) ESRI
6 1 (2.44%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
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