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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 56 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Middleware 16 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.74% 1.79% 4.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.96% 8.33% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 6
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£538 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £271 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
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
230 168 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.00% 21.43% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 106 86
Average daily rate £375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.60% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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 - 4 £550 -
Warrington -1 1 £525 +23.52%
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) UNIX
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) Migration
4 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (22.73%) NAS
5 5 (22.73%) VMware
5 5 (22.73%) SAN
5 5 (22.73%) Firewall
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 4 (18.18%) OpenView
6 4 (18.18%) HP
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
6 4 (18.18%) Veritas
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (18.18%) Veeam
6 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 4 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 4 (18.18%) Replication
6 4 (18.18%) SCCM
6 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Documentum
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
1 5 (22.73%) NAS
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Ant
1 1 (4.55%) Lombardi
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Java Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Planning Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Java Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 2 (9.09%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) JSF
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Replication
2 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) CMDB
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) UNIX
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) MVS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) VME
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 3 (13.64%) SOA
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Dependency Management
4 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) OpenView
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Veeam
3 4 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Veritas
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Syclo