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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 62 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 2.59% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.10% 11.11% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 2
Average daily rate £575 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
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
143 189 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.55% 23.30% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 141 107
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -53.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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
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 30 April 2016, 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%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) C Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (25.00%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat