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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 52 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 0.35% 2.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 1.57% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
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£413 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £405 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -37.93%
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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
109 127 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.23% 22.24% 31.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 77
Average daily rate £336 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) OPNET
2 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) BMC
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (30.00%) Network Management
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) OpenView
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Chief Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) IT Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Chief Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (10.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Network Management
2 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OPNET
2 2 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) BMC
2 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft