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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
North West / Cheshire
Rank 38 47 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs citing Middleware 12 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.42% 2.95% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.45% 10.67% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 4
Median daily rate £463 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £336 £441
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%

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
142 253 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.69% 27.62% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 180 140
Median daily rate £388 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -10.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.67%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +29 4 £500 +23.45%
Knutsford +3 2 £341 -19.70%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 14 (37.84%) Unix
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) AIX
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Java
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle
4 9 (24.32%) Perl
4 9 (24.32%) SOA
4 9 (24.32%) Banking
5 8 (21.62%) Finance
5 8 (21.62%) SQL
5 8 (21.62%) DB2
5 8 (21.62%) JBoss
5 8 (21.62%) Web Services
5 8 (21.62%) XML
5 8 (21.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
6 7 (18.92%) ITIL
6 7 (18.92%) J2EE
6 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (18.92%) IBM
6 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
7 6 (16.22%) Migration
7 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (16.22%) JSON
7 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (16.22%) CRM
7 6 (16.22%) Mainframe

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 8 (21.62%) JBoss
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (16.22%) Apache
2 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 5 (13.51%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.81%) IIS
4 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (8.11%) nginx
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.70%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) SSL
2 4 (10.81%) Kerberos
2 4 (10.81%) LDAP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) DB2
2 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
3 6 (16.22%) Big Data
3 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
3 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
General
1 9 (24.32%) Banking
2 8 (21.62%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) CRM Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Principal Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Management Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Middleware Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Web Services
1 8 (21.62%) XML
2 7 (18.92%) J2EE
3 6 (16.22%) JSON
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
5 2 (5.41%) WebCenter
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) EJB
6 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.70%) JMS
6 1 (2.70%) JSF
6 1 (2.70%) JSP
6 1 (2.70%) JTA
6 1 (2.70%) Servlets
6 1 (2.70%) Spring
6 1 (2.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) DataPower
5 1 (2.70%) Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Unix
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) AIX
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.81%) HPUX
4 4 (10.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) SOA
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) CRM
3 6 (16.22%) Microservices
3 6 (16.22%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
4 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
4 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.81%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.41%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) Perl
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.11%) Python
6 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) Jython
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (10.81%) Netcool
1 4 (10.81%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.70%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) IBM
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) CA
4 4 (10.81%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Google
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.70%) Kony
6 1 (2.70%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.70%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.70%) Sybase
6 1 (2.70%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) Yahoo!