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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 38 37 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 20 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.06% 3.67% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.99% 15.04% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 5
Median daily rate £488 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £488 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.63 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+48.69% -13.78%
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
154 246 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.55% 24.38% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 174 99
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Median hourly rate - £17.33 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.48%
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +7 11 £625 +47.49%
Knutsford -5 3 £425 -
Chester +1 1 £450 -5.26%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 17 (38.64%) Unix
2 13 (29.55%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) Java
3 12 (27.27%) Oracle
3 12 (27.27%) Windows
4 11 (25.00%) SOA
5 10 (22.73%) Web Services
5 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.45%) Banking
6 9 (20.45%) Linux
6 9 (20.45%) JBoss
7 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 8 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 8 (18.18%) XML
7 8 (18.18%) AIX
7 8 (18.18%) J2EE
7 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
8 7 (15.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (15.91%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (15.91%) DB2
8 7 (15.91%) Apache
8 7 (15.91%) SSL
8 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
8 7 (15.91%) Finance
9 6 (13.64%) Migration
9 6 (13.64%) JSON
9 6 (13.64%) IBM
9 6 (13.64%) LDAP
9 6 (13.64%) SQL Server

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 9 (20.45%) JBoss
2 8 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 7 (15.91%) Apache
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
3 7 (15.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (9.09%) IIS
4 4 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.82%) nginx
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (2.27%) Confluence
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Mingle
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) PaaS
2 3 (6.82%) IaaS
2 3 (6.82%) SaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SSL
2 6 (13.64%) LDAP
3 4 (9.09%) HTTP
3 4 (9.09%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) FTP
4 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 7 (15.91%) DB2
3 6 (13.64%) Big Data
3 6 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
1 2 (4.55%) JUnit
1 2 (4.55%) Selenium
1 2 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 9 (20.45%) Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Java Middleware Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Principal Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Applications Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Web Services
2 8 (18.18%) J2EE
2 8 (18.18%) XML
3 6 (13.64%) JSON
4 4 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (6.82%) RESTful
6 2 (4.55%) Akka
6 2 (4.55%) Apache Camel
6 2 (4.55%) Dropwizard
6 2 (4.55%) JAXB
6 2 (4.55%) JAX-WS
6 2 (4.55%) JDBC
6 2 (4.55%) POJO
6 2 (4.55%) SOAP
6 2 (4.55%) Spring
6 2 (4.55%) WSDL
6 2 (4.55%) XSLT
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Mainframe
3 4 (9.09%) Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Unix
2 12 (27.27%) Windows
3 9 (20.45%) Linux
4 8 (18.18%) AIX
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) SOA
2 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.64%) Microservices
3 6 (13.64%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) CRM
4 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
4 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.09%) Open Source
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.82%) Business Transformation
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps
6 3 (6.82%) Identity Management
6 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.82%) Kanban
6 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.09%) Perl
5 4 (9.09%) Python
6 3 (6.82%) Jython
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.82%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.64%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) CA
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.27%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.27%) VMware