The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 65 26 48
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +22
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 51 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 6.38% 2.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.74% 21.07% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 31 9
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£500 £337 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.36% -25.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £319 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
Middleware
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
214 242 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.12% 30.25% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 111 103
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £19.45 £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
Knutsford -15 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £500 -
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (47.37%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) SOA
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (21.05%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
6 3 (15.79%) Apache
6 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
6 3 (15.79%) IIS
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (10.53%) JBoss
7 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (15.79%) WebLogic
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
1 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
1 1 (5.26%) SSH
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Planning Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) XSD
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) XSLT
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Camel
4 1 (5.26%) Java EE
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) XHTML
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) Struts
4 1 (5.26%) XSL
4 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Tandem
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) SOA
2 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Dependency Management
4 1 (5.26%) Android Development
4 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM