The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 113 109 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing Middleware 20 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.69% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.25% 3.58% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 14
Average daily rate
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£470 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £518
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
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
615 531 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.54% 19.20% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 309 230
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 42
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £40.00 £42.50
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 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 5 March 2015.

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 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 8 £425 -8.10% 7
Slough - 4 £500 -
Maidenhead - 3 £470 -
Newbury -9 1 £551 +31.07% 2
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 23 (56.10%) Java
2 21 (51.22%) Finance
3 15 (36.59%) Oracle
4 13 (31.71%) WebLogic
5 12 (29.27%) SOAP
6 9 (21.95%) HTML
6 9 (21.95%) IBM
7 8 (19.51%) SQL
7 8 (19.51%) Linux
7 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.51%) TOGAF
8 7 (17.07%) TIBCO
8 7 (17.07%) JBoss
8 7 (17.07%) C++
8 7 (17.07%) EAI
8 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (14.63%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (14.63%) SAN
9 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
9 6 (14.63%) OO
9 6 (14.63%) SAP
9 6 (14.63%) Banking
9 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
9 6 (14.63%) QA
10 5 (12.20%) JSON
10 5 (12.20%) Ruby
10 5 (12.20%) Ajax
10 5 (12.20%) Web Development
10 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
10 5 (12.20%) Shell Script

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 13 (31.71%) WebLogic
2 7 (17.07%) JBoss
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (9.76%) JCAPS
3 4 (9.76%) MQSeries
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.32%) Apache
4 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.44%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.44%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (2.44%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) SAN
2 5 (12.20%) NAS
3 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) HTTP
4 2 (4.88%) SSL
5 1 (2.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SAP BW
1 4 (9.76%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.32%) DB2
2 3 (7.32%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (7.32%) SAP HANA
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Software Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Middleware Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Development Team Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Integration Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.44%) SOA Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.44%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) SOAP
2 9 (21.95%) HTML
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (12.20%) JSON
4 5 (12.20%) Ajax
4 5 (12.20%) Hibernate
4 5 (12.20%) XML
4 5 (12.20%) REST
5 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 3 (7.32%) .NET
5 3 (7.32%) J2EE
5 3 (7.32%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.88%) OpenID
6 2 (4.88%) OAuth
6 2 (4.88%) WCF
6 2 (4.88%) SAML
6 2 (4.88%) XSD
6 2 (4.88%) XSLT
6 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.20%) User Experience
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (4.88%) Open Source
5 2 (4.88%) PKI
6 1 (2.44%) Statistics
6 1 (2.44%) iSeries
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) AIX
3 3 (7.32%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (19.51%) TOGAF
2 7 (17.07%) EAI
3 6 (14.63%) OO
4 5 (12.20%) Web Development
4 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
4 5 (12.20%) ERP
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
7 2 (4.88%) Line Management
7 2 (4.88%) SIEM
7 2 (4.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) C++
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) Ruby
5 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
5 5 (12.20%) Perl
5 5 (12.20%) Python
5 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.76%) ABAP
7 3 (7.32%) PHP
8 2 (4.88%) C#
9 1 (2.44%) XPath
9 1 (2.44%) C
9 1 (2.44%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Oracle
2 9 (21.95%) IBM
3 7 (17.07%) TIBCO
4 6 (14.63%) SAP
5 5 (12.20%) Hitachi
6 4 (9.76%) Business Objects
6 4 (9.76%) VMware
7 3 (7.32%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.88%) Sun
9 1 (2.44%) webMethods
9 1 (2.44%) EMC
9 1 (2.44%) BMC
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