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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 38 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 50 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.90% 1.22% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.59% 4.15% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 3
Median daily rate £500 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £441 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.13 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -25.47%
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
269 289 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.37% 29.34% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 201 89
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £593 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +19 35 £500 +5.82%
Chester - 12 £400 -
Knutsford -9 1 £425 -22.72%
Macclesfield - 1 £410 -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 36 (45.57%) Java
2 34 (43.04%) Oracle
3 30 (37.97%) XML
3 30 (37.97%) Banking
4 26 (32.91%) IBM
4 26 (32.91%) Finance
5 24 (30.38%) Linux
6 23 (29.11%) HTML
6 23 (29.11%) HTML5
7 22 (27.85%) WebSphere
7 22 (27.85%) J2EE
7 22 (27.85%) HTTP
8 21 (26.58%) Apache
8 21 (26.58%) CSS
8 21 (26.58%) CSS3
9 19 (24.05%) JBoss
9 19 (24.05%) CRM
10 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
11 17 (21.52%) MySQL
11 17 (21.52%) SOA
11 17 (21.52%) Tomcat
12 16 (20.25%) Unix
12 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (18.99%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (18.99%) JDBC
13 15 (18.99%) SOAP
13 15 (18.99%) High Availability
13 15 (18.99%) Apache Camel
14 14 (17.72%) JSON
14 14 (17.72%) WebSphere Application 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 22 (27.85%) WebSphere
2 21 (26.58%) Apache
3 19 (24.05%) JBoss
4 17 (21.52%) Tomcat
5 14 (17.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (10.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (10.13%) iPlanet
6 8 (10.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.53%) Node.js
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.85%) HTTP
2 5 (6.33%) SSL
3 4 (5.06%) HTTPS
3 4 (5.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) DNS
4 1 (1.27%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) LAN
4 1 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.52%) MySQL
2 15 (18.99%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.53%) DB2
6 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Introscope
2 4 (5.06%) Selenium
3 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.53%) JIRA
3 2 (2.53%) JUnit
3 2 (2.53%) Subversion
General
1 30 (37.97%) Banking
2 26 (32.91%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) Architect
3 13 (16.46%) Technical Leader
4 12 (15.19%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Technical Architect
6 7 (8.86%) Digital Architect
7 6 (7.59%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (7.59%) Technical Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Web Developer
7 6 (7.59%) WebSphere Specialist
8 5 (6.33%) Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Java Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Lead Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Lead Web Developer
8 5 (6.33%) XML Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Middleware Specialist
9 4 (5.06%) MySQL Developer
9 4 (5.06%) PHP Developer
9 4 (5.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.97%) XML
2 23 (29.11%) HTML
2 23 (29.11%) HTML5
3 22 (27.85%) J2EE
4 21 (26.58%) CSS
4 21 (26.58%) CSS3
5 15 (18.99%) Apache Camel
5 15 (18.99%) JDBC
5 15 (18.99%) SOAP
6 14 (17.72%) JSON
7 13 (16.46%) ActiveMQ
7 13 (16.46%) REST
8 11 (13.92%) .NET
9 9 (11.39%) Web Services
10 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.13%) Spring
11 6 (7.59%) XML Messaging
12 4 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (2.53%) JAX-WS
13 2 (2.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) User Experience
2 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.38%) Linux
2 16 (20.25%) Unix
3 12 (15.19%) AIX
4 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.06%) Windows
6 2 (2.53%) Solaris
6 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.27%) HPUX
7 1 (1.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) CRM
2 17 (21.52%) SOA
3 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.99%) High Availability
5 13 (16.46%) E-business
5 13 (16.46%) Line Management
6 12 (15.19%) Web Development
7 9 (11.39%) Analytics
8 8 (10.13%) Open Source
8 8 (10.13%) SEO
8 8 (10.13%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.59%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.59%) Microservices
9 6 (7.59%) Migration
9 6 (7.59%) MVC
9 6 (7.59%) Validation
10 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.06%) SDLC
12 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) Java
2 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.46%) C
3 13 (16.46%) C++
4 7 (8.86%) SQL
5 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.06%) Jython
6 4 (5.06%) Korn
6 4 (5.06%) Perl
6 4 (5.06%) PHP
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.27%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (43.04%) Oracle
2 26 (32.91%) IBM
3 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.13%) CA
4 8 (10.13%) Google
5 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.59%) Sybase
6 6 (7.59%) TIBCO
7 4 (5.06%) Sun
8 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.53%) Citrix
8 2 (2.53%) EMC
8 2 (2.53%) HP
8 2 (2.53%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.53%) WSO2
9 1 (1.27%) Ariba
9 1 (1.27%) SAP