The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 23 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.70% 1.68% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.84% 13.33% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £411 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
51 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 34.46% 12.61% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 7 16
Average daily rate £333 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £510 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) webMethods
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) VB6
4 2 (25.00%) Java EE
4 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (12.50%) German Language
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) FinalBuilder
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) webMethods Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
2 4 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) Java EE
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) MFC
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) COM+
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) XSL
5 1 (12.50%) WSDL
5 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Sun Certification
3 1 (12.50%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO