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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 107 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 18 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.42% 2.94% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 5
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £414
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-36.38% +20.00%
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
527 613 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 23.89% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 336 225
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 16
Average hourly rate £19.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 3 £500 - 1
Maidenhead +1 1 - - 2
Bracknell -1 1 £275 -
Newbury - 1 £500 - 1
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (32.56%) WebSphere
2 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
3 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 11 (25.58%) Java
3 11 (25.58%) UNIX
4 10 (23.26%) Oracle
5 9 (20.93%) IBM
5 9 (20.93%) TOGAF
6 8 (18.60%) SOA
6 8 (18.60%) .NET
6 8 (18.60%) XML
6 8 (18.60%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (16.28%) Linux
7 7 (16.28%) iSeries
7 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Modelling
8 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
8 6 (13.95%) Windows
8 6 (13.95%) SOAP
8 6 (13.95%) Web Services
8 6 (13.95%) C++
8 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
9 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.63%) CRM
9 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.63%) HTTP
9 5 (11.63%) Information Security
9 5 (11.63%) Systems Analysis

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 14 (32.56%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.30%) Apache
4 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) Liferay
5 2 (4.65%) IIS
5 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.33%) ArcGIS
6 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.33%) Commerce Server
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.65%) SAP GRC
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.33%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
2 3 (6.98%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) FTP
2 3 (6.98%) VPN
2 3 (6.98%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.98%) Network Security
3 2 (4.65%) NAS
3 2 (4.65%) SSH
3 2 (4.65%) ATM
3 2 (4.65%) SSL
3 2 (4.65%) SAN
4 1 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
4 1 (2.33%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
2 2 (4.65%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Introscope
2 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.98%) Toad
2 3 (6.98%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (6.98%) JProfiler
3 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
2 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
4 3 (6.98%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Architect
2 12 (27.91%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Middleware Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) SAP Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Security Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
1 8 (18.60%) XML
1 8 (18.60%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (13.95%) SOAP
2 6 (13.95%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) JDBC
3 3 (6.98%) ODBC
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Camel
4 2 (4.65%) SailPoint
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) Apache CXF
4 2 (4.65%) WCF
4 2 (4.65%) EDI
4 2 (4.65%) JMS
4 2 (4.65%) J2EE
4 2 (4.65%) XSD
4 2 (4.65%) Web Dynpro
4 2 (4.65%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (4.65%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) iSeries
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.65%) PKI
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) AS400
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
5 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) UNIX
2 7 (16.28%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Windows
4 4 (9.30%) Solaris
5 3 (6.98%) AIX
6 1 (2.33%) HPUX
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) TOGAF
2 8 (18.60%) SOA
3 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Modelling
4 5 (11.63%) CRM
4 5 (11.63%) Information Security
4 5 (11.63%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) Security Management
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.98%) OO
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Analytics
7 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) C++
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.98%) VB
5 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.65%) ABAP
5 2 (4.65%) SAPscript
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PMP
5 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) nmon
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle
2 9 (20.93%) IBM
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.65%) Aveksa
5 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Nokia
6 1 (2.33%) ESRI
6 1 (2.33%) NetApp
6 1 (2.33%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.33%) Sun
6 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu