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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 69 57 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.80% 1.60% 3.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.81% 6.67% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% -3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £382 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £422 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
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
285 195 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.61% 24.04% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 87 91
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.83 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.98% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £38.77 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.81 £140.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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
Warrington -13 4 £500 +17.64% 1
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (57.14%) UNIX
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) WebLogic
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
5 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (14.29%) Solaris
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Ant
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Planning Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SOA Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) VME
4 1 (7.14%) MVS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) SOA
1 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
3 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Syclo