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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 52 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 11 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.51% 1.95% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.04% 6.34% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £435 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +135.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £386 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £800 £217
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-38.88% +12.50%
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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
182 205 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.93% 30.78% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 143 68
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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 8 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) SOA
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 5 (31.25%) REST
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) XSD
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (25.00%) WSDL
4 4 (25.00%) EAI
4 4 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 4 (25.00%) Kindle
5 3 (18.75%) Network Management
5 3 (18.75%) WCF
5 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Chief Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Chief Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
2 5 (31.25%) REST
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) XSD
3 4 (25.00%) WSDL
4 3 (18.75%) WCF
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Kindle
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) EAI
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
1 1 (6.25%) OPNET
1 1 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Intel
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) RightScale
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco