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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 56 23 36
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 13 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.68% 6.62% 3.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.95% 23.72% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 40 25
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£425 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £292 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £471 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £21.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+123.52% -43.33%
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
187 274 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.16% 27.90% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 148 148
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £385 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.51% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.34 £9.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £40.57 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -7 3 £425 +26.01%
Warrington - 3 £410 -
Chester +10 2 £438 -2.77%
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle
3 10 (43.48%) Java
3 10 (43.48%) UNIX
4 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
5 8 (34.78%) SOA
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) Solaris
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (21.74%) Advertising
8 5 (21.74%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (17.39%) Apache Camel
9 4 (17.39%) C#
9 4 (17.39%) HTML
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) Apache
9 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
9 4 (17.39%) XML
9 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
10 3 (13.04%) JBoss
10 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.04%) Python
10 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
10 3 (13.04%) IIS
10 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
10 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) JBoss
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.35%) NServiceBus
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LDAP
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
1 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Advertising
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 5 (21.74%) SOA Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) Apache Camel
3 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.70%) XSD
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) XSLT
5 1 (4.35%) XHTML
5 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) JSP
5 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
5 1 (4.35%) Struts
5 1 (4.35%) XSL
5 1 (4.35%) Java EE
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Tandem
3 1 (4.35%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) VMS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) SOA
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
3 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Android Development
4 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Web Design
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) Foglight
1 1 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (4.35%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Informatica
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) Hyperion