The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 51 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Middleware 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.13% 0.52% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 2.19% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +17.24%
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 £43.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -7.14%
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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 Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
126 137 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.42% 23.95% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 79 92
Average daily rate £355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 14
Average hourly rate £17.21 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £16.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £16.50 £37.00
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 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
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 26 February 2015, 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 (53.33%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (26.67%) SOAP
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) TIBCO
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (20.00%) Akamai
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
5 3 (20.00%) Clustering
5 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) MySQL
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) JBoss
6 2 (13.33%) JMS

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (6.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Middleware Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO Developer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Development Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) SOAP
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) Servlets
4 2 (13.33%) JMS
4 2 (13.33%) Struts
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
5 1 (6.67%) Java EE
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) ETL
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) SOA
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) BPEL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OPNET
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) TIBCO
3 3 (20.00%) Akamai
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Pega
4 2 (13.33%) BEA
4 2 (13.33%) BMC
4 2 (13.33%) Vitria
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) Sybase
5 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.67%) SAP