The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cheshire 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 51 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Middleware 16 35 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 4.49% 7.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.96% 16.06% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 51
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £213 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £434 £475
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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
201 218 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.09% 27.98% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 106 174
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Middleware
North West

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
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 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Cheshire 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 13 (43.33%) UNIX
3 10 (33.33%) Banking
3 10 (33.33%) BladeLogic
3 10 (33.33%) Splunk
3 10 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
4 9 (30.00%) ITIL
4 9 (30.00%) TIBCO
5 8 (26.67%) Change Management
5 8 (26.67%) Rendezvous
5 8 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (26.67%) Java
5 8 (26.67%) TIBCO EMS
6 7 (23.33%) SOA
6 7 (23.33%) IBM
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
7 6 (20.00%) Linux
7 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 5 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (13.33%) Solaris
9 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) Web Services
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (13.33%) Advertising
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (26.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.33%) NServiceBus
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DMZ
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) NetBeans
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (13.33%) Advertising
5 2 (6.67%) Local Government
6 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Middleware Analyst
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Communications Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 4 (13.33%) SOA Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Business Architect
6 2 (6.67%) UNIX Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Product Owner
7 1 (3.33%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Rendezvous
2 5 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (10.00%) HTML5
4 3 (10.00%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) Java EE
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) JMS
5 2 (6.67%) CSS
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) DOM
5 2 (6.67%) CSS3
5 2 (6.67%) JSON
5 2 (6.67%) Ajax
5 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (6.67%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.33%) JAX-RS
6 1 (3.33%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) Life Science
2 1 (3.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) UNIX
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Change Management
3 7 (23.33%) SOA
4 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
6 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
6 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security
6 2 (6.67%) Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Master Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.67%) XPath
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 10 (33.33%) Splunk
2 10 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 9 (30.00%) TIBCO
4 7 (23.33%) IBM
5 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) Informatica
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.33%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (3.33%) JBoss