The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 63 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Middleware 9 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.07% 0.83% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.50% 3.38% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.08% -15.00%
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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 Bristol region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
200 207 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.67% 24.56% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 164 91
Average daily rate £375 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £271 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Bristol region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Bristol region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 16 (55.17%) Oracle
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Fusion
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database
2 13 (44.83%) Information Management
2 13 (44.83%) SOA
3 12 (41.38%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) SQL
5 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
6 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (27.59%) PVCS
7 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
8 7 (24.14%) XML
8 7 (24.14%) Linux
8 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (24.14%) Degree
8 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
8 7 (24.14%) Spring
8 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (20.69%) Data Integration
9 6 (20.69%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (20.69%) Maven
9 6 (20.69%) JSON
9 6 (20.69%) Local Government
9 6 (20.69%) BPR
9 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (6.90%) Liferay
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) DVB
1 2 (6.90%) DLNA
2 1 (3.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database
2 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.90%) EDRMS
5 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) PVCS
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (20.69%) Maven
3 4 (13.79%) Hudson
4 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.90%) NetBeans
5 2 (6.90%) Ant
5 2 (6.90%) JUnit
5 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium
5 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.45%) GitLab
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
1 6 (20.69%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
2 7 (24.14%) Software Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (24.14%) Spring
2 7 (24.14%) XML
3 6 (20.69%) JSON
4 4 (13.79%) HTML
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 3 (10.34%) SOAP
5 3 (10.34%) Web Services
5 3 (10.34%) Spring MVC
5 3 (10.34%) jQuery
5 3 (10.34%) Ajax
5 3 (10.34%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (10.34%) REST
6 2 (6.90%) J2EE
6 2 (6.90%) Apache CXF
6 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.90%) JDBC
6 2 (6.90%) JSP
7 1 (3.45%) .NET
7 1 (3.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.69%) Data Integration
3 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.34%) Open Source
5 2 (6.90%) Video on Demand
5 2 (6.90%) MPEG
5 2 (6.90%) DTV
6 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.45%) iDTV
6 1 (3.45%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) SOA
1 13 (44.83%) Information Management
2 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
3 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (20.69%) BPR
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Workflow
5 6 (20.69%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (20.69%) Financial Modelling
6 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Validation
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
8 3 (10.34%) MVC
8 3 (10.34%) Multithreading
9 2 (6.90%) Kanban
9 2 (6.90%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.90%) TIBCO