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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 47 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 22 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.96% 1.19% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.53% 5.02% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
Median daily rate £400 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £38.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +27.73%
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
209 259 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.13% 23.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 195 122
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.33 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.53% -49.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +20 9 £500 -10.31%
Chester +2 3 £375 +23.96%
Knutsford +7 1 £375 -28.57%
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (35.71%) Java
2 22 (31.43%) Oracle
2 22 (31.43%) XML
3 21 (30.00%) CRM
4 20 (28.57%) IBM
4 20 (28.57%) J2EE
4 20 (28.57%) Banking
5 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (27.14%) HTML
5 19 (27.14%) CSS
5 19 (27.14%) HTML5
5 19 (27.14%) CSS3
6 17 (24.29%) SOA
7 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.86%) Linux
8 15 (21.43%) JDBC
8 15 (21.43%) SOAP
8 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 15 (21.43%) Apache Camel
9 14 (20.00%) HTTP
9 14 (20.00%) JBoss
9 14 (20.00%) Apache
9 14 (20.00%) Tomcat
9 14 (20.00%) Finance
10 13 (18.57%) MySQL
10 13 (18.57%) Line Management
10 13 (18.57%) Dynamics CRM
11 12 (17.14%) JSON
11 12 (17.14%) High Availability
11 12 (17.14%) C++

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 14 (20.00%) Apache
1 14 (20.00%) JBoss
1 14 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 11 (15.71%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.43%) Confluence
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Mingle
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.29%) IaaS
2 3 (4.29%) PaaS
2 3 (4.29%) SaaS
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) HTTP
2 4 (5.71%) SSL
3 3 (4.29%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) MySQL
2 12 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.86%) DB2
6 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Selenium
2 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.71%) JIRA
2 4 (5.71%) JUnit
2 4 (5.71%) Subversion
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (28.57%) Banking
2 14 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Developer
2 15 (21.43%) Architect
3 14 (20.00%) Technical Leader
4 12 (17.14%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Technical Architect
6 7 (10.00%) Digital Architect
7 6 (8.57%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (8.57%) Technical Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Web Developer
8 5 (7.14%) Java Architect
8 5 (7.14%) Lead Developer
8 5 (7.14%) Lead Web Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (5.71%) XML Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Java Middleware Developer
11 2 (2.86%) HTML CSS Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Implementation Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) XML
2 20 (28.57%) J2EE
3 19 (27.14%) CSS
3 19 (27.14%) CSS3
3 19 (27.14%) HTML
3 19 (27.14%) HTML5
4 15 (21.43%) Apache Camel
4 15 (21.43%) JDBC
4 15 (21.43%) SOAP
5 12 (17.14%) JSON
6 11 (15.71%) .NET
6 11 (15.71%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (15.71%) REST
6 11 (15.71%) Web Services
7 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
8 8 (11.43%) Spring
9 4 (5.71%) JAX-WS
9 4 (5.71%) POJO
9 4 (5.71%) XML Messaging
9 4 (5.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) User Experience
2 6 (8.57%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Clustering
4 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Linux
2 10 (14.29%) Unix
3 6 (8.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) AIX
4 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) CRM
2 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (24.29%) SOA
4 13 (18.57%) Line Management
5 12 (17.14%) High Availability
6 11 (15.71%) E-business
6 11 (15.71%) Open Source
7 10 (14.29%) Web Development
8 9 (12.86%) Analytics
9 8 (11.43%) SEO
9 8 (11.43%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.57%) Microservices
10 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.57%) Validation
11 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (7.14%) Kanban
12 4 (5.71%) AOP
12 4 (5.71%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
12 4 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) Java
2 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.14%) C++
4 11 (15.71%) C
4 11 (15.71%) SQL
5 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.29%) Jython
8 2 (2.86%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) C#
9 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.29%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.29%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Oracle
2 20 (28.57%) IBM
3 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.43%) Google
5 4 (5.71%) Sybase
5 4 (5.71%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.29%) CA
7 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix
7 2 (2.86%) EMC
7 2 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Ariba
8 1 (1.43%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.43%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.43%) SAP
8 1 (1.43%) WSO2