The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 49 68 56
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 23 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.89% 1.22% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.92% 5.45% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 5
Median daily rate £425 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +17.64%
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
193 257 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.25% 22.33% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 199 103
Median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £520 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 9
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.33 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.53% -46.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 9 £600 +16.50%
Knutsford +8 2 £425 -10.52%
Chester +2 2 £375 -21.05%
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 22 (30.56%) Java
1 22 (30.56%) CRM
2 21 (29.17%) Banking
3 20 (27.78%) IBM
3 20 (27.78%) Oracle
4 19 (26.39%) HTML
4 19 (26.39%) J2EE
4 19 (26.39%) CSS
4 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.39%) HTML5
4 19 (26.39%) CSS3
5 18 (25.00%) XML
6 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
6 17 (23.61%) SOA
7 16 (22.22%) JBoss
7 16 (22.22%) Linux
8 15 (20.83%) JDBC
8 15 (20.83%) SOAP
8 15 (20.83%) Apache Camel
9 14 (19.44%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (19.44%) Apache
9 14 (19.44%) Tomcat
9 14 (19.44%) HTTP
10 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
10 13 (18.06%) Finance
10 13 (18.06%) Line Management
11 12 (16.67%) High Availability
11 12 (16.67%) JSON
11 12 (16.67%) C++
12 11 (15.28%) C

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (22.22%) JBoss
2 14 (19.44%) Apache
2 14 (19.44%) Tomcat
3 11 (15.28%) WebSphere
4 9 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Mingle
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.17%) IaaS
2 3 (4.17%) PaaS
2 3 (4.17%) SaaS
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) HTTP
2 4 (5.56%) SSL
3 3 (4.17%) LDAP
4 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) MySQL
1 11 (15.28%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (1.39%) Big Data
5 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
1 4 (5.56%) JUnit
1 4 (5.56%) Selenium
1 4 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 21 (29.17%) Banking
2 13 (18.06%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Architect
3 15 (20.83%) Technical Leader
4 10 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Digital Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Java Architect
8 5 (6.94%) Lead Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Lead Web Developer
9 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Middleware Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Middleware Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Java Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) CSS
1 19 (26.39%) CSS3
1 19 (26.39%) HTML
1 19 (26.39%) HTML5
1 19 (26.39%) J2EE
2 18 (25.00%) XML
3 15 (20.83%) Apache Camel
3 15 (20.83%) JDBC
3 15 (20.83%) SOAP
4 12 (16.67%) JSON
5 11 (15.28%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (15.28%) REST
6 10 (13.89%) .NET
7 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 9 (12.50%) Web Services
8 6 (8.33%) Spring
9 4 (5.56%) JAXB
9 4 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (5.56%) WSDL
9 4 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) User Experience
2 6 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Linux
2 11 (15.28%) Unix
3 6 (8.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.17%) AIX
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) CRM
2 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.61%) SOA
4 13 (18.06%) Line Management
5 12 (16.67%) High Availability
6 11 (15.28%) E-business
6 11 (15.28%) Open Source
7 9 (12.50%) Analytics
8 8 (11.11%) SEO
8 8 (11.11%) Web Development
9 6 (8.33%) Microservices
9 6 (8.33%) Migration
9 6 (8.33%) Validation
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.94%) Kanban
10 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.56%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.56%) Java
2 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.67%) C++
4 11 (15.28%) C
5 9 (12.50%) SQL
6 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.17%) Jython
9 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.17%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.17%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) IBM
1 20 (27.78%) Oracle
2 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.11%) Google
4 3 (4.17%) CA
5 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.78%) Citrix
5 2 (2.78%) EMC
5 2 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.78%) Sybase
5 2 (2.78%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.39%) Ariba
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.39%) SAP