The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 82 88 108
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 27 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.39% 1.19% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.72% 6.13% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 15
Median daily rate £456 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.88% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £349 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £643 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.63 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+48.69% -7.62%
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
402 489 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.75% 19.37% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 295 308
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 3
Median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.55 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +13 4 £375 -
Slough +7 4 - - 1
Reading 0 4 £575 +15.00% 1
Maidenhead +2 3 - - 1
Bracknell +4 2 £550 -
Wokingham -4 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 34 (47.89%) Linux
2 31 (43.66%) Oracle
3 30 (42.25%) Unix
4 26 (36.62%) IBM
5 21 (29.58%) DevOps
6 19 (26.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (23.94%) Shell Script
8 16 (22.54%) SOA
8 16 (22.54%) WebSphere
9 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
10 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (19.72%) Ansible
10 14 (19.72%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
10 14 (19.72%) JMS
10 14 (19.72%) Windows
10 14 (19.72%) WebLogic
10 14 (19.72%) Service Management
11 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
11 13 (18.31%) Python
11 13 (18.31%) Tuxedo
11 13 (18.31%) Private Cloud
11 13 (18.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (16.90%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (16.90%) JSON
12 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.90%) SQL
12 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
12 12 (16.90%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (15.49%) Firewall

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (22.54%) WebSphere
2 14 (19.72%) WebLogic
3 13 (18.31%) Tuxedo
4 11 (15.49%) Tomcat
5 9 (12.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.41%) JBoss
6 1 (1.41%) Mule
6 1 (1.41%) nginx
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) PaaS
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Firewall
1 11 (15.49%) LAN
2 9 (12.68%) SAN
3 7 (9.86%) DNS
4 5 (7.04%) MPLS
4 5 (7.04%) WAN
5 4 (5.63%) FTP
5 4 (5.63%) HTTP
5 4 (5.63%) ICMP
5 4 (5.63%) IGMP
5 4 (5.63%) SNMP
5 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.63%) VLAN
6 3 (4.23%) ATM
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.23%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.23%) LDAP
6 3 (4.23%) Multicast
6 3 (4.23%) VPLS
6 3 (4.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.82%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.82%) GIS
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.41%) Lumira
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.41%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
2 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
3 13 (18.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (15.49%) Vagrant
5 4 (5.63%) MSTest
6 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.82%) JUnit
8 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.41%) JBehave
8 1 (1.41%) Maven
8 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Billing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Architect
2 13 (18.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Technical Leader
4 7 (9.86%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Lead Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Middleware Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Middleware Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.82%) Database Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Integration Specialist
9 2 (2.82%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Middleware Project Manager
9 2 (2.82%) WebCenter Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) JMS
1 14 (19.72%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (16.90%) JSON
2 12 (16.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (11.27%) Web Services
3 8 (11.27%) XML
4 6 (8.45%) J2EE
4 6 (8.45%) REST
5 5 (7.04%) SOAP
5 5 (7.04%) WebCenter
6 4 (5.63%) .NET
6 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.63%) WCF
7 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.82%) SAML
7 2 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.41%) CSS
8 1 (1.41%) EJB
8 1 (1.41%) HTML
8 1 (1.41%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.31%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.63%) IPTV
3 4 (5.63%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (5.63%) Video on Demand
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) STB
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.82%) FMCG
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) Linux
2 30 (42.25%) Unix
3 19 (26.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (19.72%) Windows
5 7 (9.86%) Solaris
6 4 (5.63%) Android
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) DevOps
2 16 (22.54%) SOA
3 14 (19.72%) Service Management
4 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
5 12 (16.90%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.68%) High Availability
8 9 (12.68%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (11.27%) Business Continuity
9 8 (11.27%) Capacity Management
9 8 (11.27%) Project Management
10 6 (8.45%) Business Process Improvement
10 6 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (8.45%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (8.45%) ITIL
10 6 (8.45%) Process Improvement
10 6 (8.45%) UML
11 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
11 5 (7.04%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) Shell Script
2 13 (18.31%) Python
3 12 (16.90%) SQL
4 8 (11.27%) Java
5 4 (5.63%) C#
5 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) CCIP
2 3 (4.23%) CCNA
2 3 (4.23%) CCNP
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.23%) JNCIA
3 2 (2.82%) CISA
3 2 (2.82%) CISM
3 2 (2.82%) CISSP
3 2 (2.82%) GCFA
3 2 (2.82%) GCIH
3 2 (2.82%) SANS
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) HIPAA
1 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.41%) vCloud
4 1 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) Ansible
2 4 (5.63%) Nagios
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.41%) Puppet
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) Oracle
2 26 (36.62%) IBM
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
3 8 (11.27%) TIBCO
4 7 (9.86%) VMware
5 5 (7.04%) Endeca
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco
6 4 (5.63%) FatWire
7 3 (4.23%) Ericsson
7 3 (4.23%) HP
7 3 (4.23%) Huawei
7 3 (4.23%) Juniper
7 3 (4.23%) Veritas
8 2 (2.82%) Splunk
9 1 (1.41%) ATG
9 1 (1.41%) Cramer
9 1 (1.41%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.41%) SAP