The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 64 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 7 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.90% 0.27% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 1.30% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £325 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £38.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +38.18%
Middleware
West Midlands

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
251 154 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.39% 20.98% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 91 109
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) JMS
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (40.00%) Vitria
4 4 (40.00%) Pega
4 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) Spring
4 4 (40.00%) BEA
4 4 (40.00%) Struts
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Workflow
4 4 (40.00%) Sybase
4 4 (40.00%) DB2
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
4 4 (40.00%) JSP
4 4 (40.00%) Servlets
4 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
4 4 (40.00%) SOA
4 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (40.00%) IBM

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (40.00%) JBoss
2 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) DB2
2 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Technical Architect
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) JMS
2 5 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) JSP
3 4 (40.00%) Servlets
3 4 (40.00%) Spring
3 4 (40.00%) Struts
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) RESTful
6 1 (10.00%) PhoneGap
6 1 (10.00%) SOAP
6 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) OO
2 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) BPEL
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) BEA
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Pega
2 4 (40.00%) Sybase
2 4 (40.00%) Vitria
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat