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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 57 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 1.31% 2.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 5.29% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £29.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+27.73% -33.88%
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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
167 189 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.42% 24.67% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 106 145
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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
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 1 September 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 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) User Experience
5 2 (13.33%) Network Management
5 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) OpenView
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) BMC
5 2 (13.33%) OPNET
5 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (13.33%) Spring
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) Java EE
5 2 (13.33%) JSR 168
5 2 (13.33%) Spring Web Flow
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (13.33%) F5

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPEL
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Digital Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) TIBCO Developer
6 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) Java EE
3 2 (13.33%) JSR 168
3 2 (13.33%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) JDBC
4 1 (6.67%) XSD
4 1 (6.67%) XSL
4 1 (6.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Server Building
3 1 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) BPR
3 1 (6.67%) BPEL
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PMP
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OpenView
1 2 (13.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) HP
1 2 (13.33%) BMC
1 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
1 2 (13.33%) F5
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft