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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 46 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 21 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.60% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.11% 1.30% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £395 £423
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
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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
189 154 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.39% 25.84% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 103 77
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.42% -1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) Web Services
2 10 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 10 (41.67%) Asset Management
3 9 (37.50%) Oracle
4 7 (29.17%) Java
4 7 (29.17%) SOAP
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) XML
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) TIBCO
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) SOA
7 4 (16.67%) ETL
7 4 (16.67%) MySQL
7 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (16.67%) Akamai
7 4 (16.67%) REST
7 4 (16.67%) Clustering
8 3 (12.50%) Java EE
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 3 (12.50%) OO
9 2 (8.33%) JBoss
9 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (8.33%) ITIL

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
3 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.67%) MySQL
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.17%) DB2
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Systems Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Architect
6 2 (8.33%) TIBCO Developer
7 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) Web Services
3 7 (29.17%) SOAP
4 6 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) REST
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (12.50%) Java EE
7 2 (8.33%) Spring
7 2 (8.33%) Struts
7 2 (8.33%) JMS
7 2 (8.33%) JSP
7 2 (8.33%) Servlets
8 1 (4.17%) CSS
8 1 (4.17%) JDBC
8 1 (4.17%) XSD
8 1 (4.17%) XSL
8 1 (4.17%) WSDL
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle ADF
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) E-Commerce
1 10 (41.67%) Asset Management
2 4 (16.67%) SOA
2 4 (16.67%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) MVC
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) BPEL
4 2 (8.33%) Network Management
4 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (4.17%) User Stories
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) OpenView
1 2 (8.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Akamai
5 2 (8.33%) F5
5 2 (8.33%) Pega
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) BEA
5 2 (8.33%) BMC
5 2 (8.33%) Vitria
6 1 (4.17%) Sybase
6 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.17%) SAP