The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 11 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 Birmingham 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 49 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.76% 1.22% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.06% 5.04% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +312.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £423
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £40.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +6.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
170 139 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.89% 24.26% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 81 86
Average daily rate £344 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +386.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
Middleware
West Midlands

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (61.54%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) SOA
3 5 (38.46%) SOAP
3 5 (38.46%) REST
4 4 (30.77%) Kindle
4 4 (30.77%) EAI
4 4 (30.77%) TIBCO
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) XSD
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) ISO 9001
4 4 (30.77%) WSDL
4 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Sybase

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Integration Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX Support
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) SOAP
2 5 (38.46%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) XSD
3 4 (30.77%) WSDL
4 3 (23.08%) WCF
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Kindle
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) EAI
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) TIBCO
3 2 (15.38%) Sybase
4 1 (7.69%) Intel
4 1 (7.69%) RightScale
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