The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 68 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 13 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.01% 1.06% 0.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.22% 4.51% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Average daily rate
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£351 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £354 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £458 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
249 244 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.32% 23.57% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 149 125
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes 0 8 £351 -12.37%
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 13 (46.43%) Oracle
2 9 (32.14%) Java
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (28.57%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) Change Control
4 7 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 7 (25.00%) ERP
5 6 (21.43%) Banking
6 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (17.86%) SOA
7 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) EAI
7 4 (14.29%) J2EE
7 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
7 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Degree
8 3 (10.71%) LAN
8 3 (10.71%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (7.14%) ETL
9 2 (7.14%) ITIL
9 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) Retail
9 2 (7.14%) Migration
9 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.57%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Technical Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.14%) Programmer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Business Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Business Solution Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SOA Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) Spring
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.57%) EJB
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) JDBC
2 1 (3.57%) JSP
2 1 (3.57%) Servlets
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XSLT
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Change Control
1 7 (25.00%) ERP
2 5 (17.86%) SOA
3 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.29%) EAI
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) PMP
2 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 4 (14.29%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) ILOG