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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 55 44 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs citing Middleware 9 29 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.14% 3.18% 6.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.86% 9.93% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 53
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£456 £252 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.05% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £213 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
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
185 292 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.48% 32.02% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 152 186
Average daily rate £325 £308 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.41 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 1 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Crewe - - - - 3
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (70.00%) Oracle
2 11 (55.00%) Finance
3 10 (50.00%) UNIX
4 8 (40.00%) SOA
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) Solaris
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Advertising
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (20.00%) Banking
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (15.00%) AIX
9 3 (15.00%) Python
9 3 (15.00%) ETL
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (10.00%) ERP
10 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (10.00%) Web Services
10 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
10 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
10 2 (10.00%) .NET
10 2 (10.00%) MySQL
10 2 (10.00%) Informatica
10 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
10 2 (10.00%) IBM

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) NServiceBus
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DMZ
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Advertising
3 4 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Local Government
5 1 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SOA Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Product Owner
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Manager
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Assistant
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) AppFabric
3 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) LINQ
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Life Science
3 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Tandem
3 1 (5.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Solaris
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) MVS
6 1 (5.00%) HPUX
6 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) Data Management
4 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (5.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (5.00%) Foglight
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (10.00%) Informatica
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (10.00%) Tumbleweed
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk
4 1 (5.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (5.00%) Sun
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) JBoss