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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 61 37 19
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -18
Contract jobs citing Middleware 13 25 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 3.33% 7.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.60% 15.06% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 36
Average daily rate £410 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £325 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
197 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.29% 22.10% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 88 109
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.77 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £33.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Knutsford 0 4 £392 +20.69% 14
Warrington - 1 £425 - 1
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (60.49%) UNIX
2 38 (46.91%) Finance
3 29 (35.80%) Change Management
4 25 (30.86%) AIX
5 24 (29.63%) Windows
5 24 (29.63%) WebSphere
6 22 (27.16%) Shell Script
7 18 (22.22%) ITIL
7 18 (22.22%) Banking
8 16 (19.75%) Mainframe
8 16 (19.75%) IBM
9 15 (18.52%) GIS
10 13 (16.05%) SSL
11 12 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (13.58%) Java
12 11 (13.58%) BladeLogic
13 10 (12.35%) Oracle
13 10 (12.35%) Linux
13 10 (12.35%) TIBCO
13 10 (12.35%) FTP
14 9 (11.11%) Clustering
14 9 (11.11%) DMZ
14 9 (11.11%) Splunk
14 9 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
15 8 (9.88%) TIBCO EMS
15 8 (9.88%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (9.88%) Rendezvous
15 8 (9.88%) JCL
15 8 (9.88%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (9.88%) ISPF

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (29.63%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.88%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (9.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.41%) Gentran
4 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.70%) Tuxedo
6 2 (2.47%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.23%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.23%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) SSL
2 10 (12.35%) FTP
3 9 (11.11%) DMZ
4 4 (4.94%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.47%) Internet
5 2 (2.47%) DNS
5 2 (2.47%) LDAP
5 2 (2.47%) Firewall
6 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) DB2
2 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.23%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.47%) Maven
3 1 (1.23%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 38 (46.91%) Finance
2 18 (22.22%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.17%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Middleware Specialist
2 10 (12.35%) Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Middleware Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Architect
4 7 (8.64%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Technician
5 6 (7.41%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Applications Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Communications Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Designer
7 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Specialist
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (3.70%) Middleware Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Middleware Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.47%) Tester
9 2 (2.47%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.47%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (9.88%) Rendezvous
2 8 (9.88%) ISPF
3 5 (6.17%) CSS
4 4 (4.94%) XML
5 3 (3.70%) .NET
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
5 3 (3.70%) JMS
5 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 3 (3.70%) Java EE
6 2 (2.47%) jQuery
6 2 (2.47%) JSON
6 2 (2.47%) HTML5
6 2 (2.47%) REST
6 2 (2.47%) CSS3
6 2 (2.47%) XSLT
6 2 (2.47%) DOM
6 2 (2.47%) Web Services
6 2 (2.47%) Ajax
7 1 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Mainframe
2 15 (18.52%) GIS
3 9 (11.11%) Clustering
4 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.94%) Tandem
6 3 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.47%) Statistics
8 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (60.49%) UNIX
2 25 (30.86%) AIX
3 24 (29.63%) Windows
4 10 (12.35%) Linux
5 3 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (1.23%) HPUX
6 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Change Management
2 18 (22.22%) ITIL
3 7 (8.64%) Validation
3 7 (8.64%) SOA
4 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.17%) Data Management
5 5 (6.17%) Business Continuity
5 5 (6.17%) Project Management
5 5 (6.17%) ERP
5 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.17%) Master Data Management
6 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.70%) Information Security
7 3 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.70%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.47%) Web Development
8 2 (2.47%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) Shell Script
2 11 (13.58%) Java
3 8 (9.88%) JCL
4 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) Perl
5 3 (3.70%) SQL
6 2 (2.47%) XPath
6 2 (2.47%) C#
7 1 (1.23%) XAML
7 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) BladeLogic
2 6 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.94%) CA Wily
3 4 (4.94%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.47%) nmon
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.23%) CA LISA
5 1 (1.23%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) IBM
2 10 (12.35%) Oracle
2 10 (12.35%) TIBCO
3 9 (11.11%) Splunk
3 9 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
4 6 (7.41%) JBoss
5 3 (3.70%) HP
5 3 (3.70%) Sun
6 2 (2.47%) Axway
6 2 (2.47%) Fundtech
6 2 (2.47%) Tumbleweed
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco
7 1 (1.23%) CA
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