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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 59 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.23% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £650 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
163 140 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.21% 27.61% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 78 93
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
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 23 April 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) RightScale
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MOM
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Authority
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Transition Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Services Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) COM+
1 1 (25.00%) DCOM
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) RightScale
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) InterSystems
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 600 to 700 per day GBP
Posted: 5 days ago