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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 44 59 24
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing Middleware 29 8 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.02% 1.04% 6.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.46% 3.92% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 37
Average daily rate £425 £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £441 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £518 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
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
253 204 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.38% 26.60% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 142 123
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.64 £19.45 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 13 £425 -
Warrington -11 2 £405 -19.00% 1
Chester 0 1 £360 -17.71% 1
Runcorn - 1 £375 - 1
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 34 (55.74%) Finance
2 26 (42.62%) Banking
3 22 (36.07%) WebSphere
4 18 (29.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 17 (27.87%) Unix
6 15 (24.59%) Java
6 15 (24.59%) HTTP
7 14 (22.95%) Oracle
8 13 (21.31%) AIX
9 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
9 11 (18.03%) Migration
9 11 (18.03%) JBoss
10 10 (16.39%) Apache
10 10 (16.39%) IBM
11 8 (13.11%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (13.11%) Tivoli
11 8 (13.11%) SSL
12 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
12 7 (11.48%) Windows
12 7 (11.48%) Perl
12 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (11.48%) QA
13 6 (9.84%) CA Wily
13 6 (9.84%) Introscope
13 6 (9.84%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
13 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
13 6 (9.84%) iPlanet
13 6 (9.84%) CA
13 6 (9.84%) Oracle HTTP Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 22 (36.07%) WebSphere
2 18 (29.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (18.03%) JBoss
4 10 (16.39%) Apache
5 6 (9.84%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (9.84%) iPlanet
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
5 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.64%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) HTTP
2 8 (13.11%) SSL
3 4 (6.56%) Internet
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) FTP
4 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Data Mining
1 3 (4.92%) DB2
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Introscope
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.92%) Hudson
3 3 (4.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (55.74%) Finance
2 26 (42.62%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Architect
1 12 (19.67%) Middleware Specialist
1 12 (19.67%) WebSphere Specialist
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (9.84%) Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (6.56%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Middleware Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Server Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.20%) HTML
2 5 (8.20%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (4.92%) Backbone.js
3 3 (4.92%) CSS
3 3 (4.92%) Ionic Framework
3 3 (4.92%) jQuery
3 3 (4.92%) Spring
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) Apache Camel
4 2 (3.28%) HTML5
4 2 (3.28%) J2EE
4 2 (3.28%) OSGi
4 2 (3.28%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) XSD
4 2 (3.28%) XSLT
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.64%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.92%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Unix
2 13 (21.31%) AIX
3 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Windows
4 5 (8.20%) Linux
5 3 (4.92%) Android
5 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.28%) HPUX
6 2 (3.28%) Solaris
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Migration
2 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (8.20%) SOA
3 4 (6.56%) ITIL
3 4 (6.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (6.56%) Project Management
3 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
4 3 (4.92%) Analytics
4 3 (4.92%) BPMN
4 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
4 3 (4.92%) High Availability
4 3 (4.92%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (4.92%) Security Testing
4 3 (4.92%) Service Management
4 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
4 3 (4.92%) UML
4 3 (4.92%) Web Application Development
5 2 (3.28%) Build Automation
5 2 (3.28%) Change Management
5 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) Java
2 7 (11.48%) Perl
3 5 (8.20%) Jython
3 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.56%) Korn
4 4 (6.56%) SQL
5 3 (4.92%) Groovy
5 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.92%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) C#
6 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Tivoli
2 6 (9.84%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.64%) OpenView
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) IBM
3 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.84%) CA
5 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.56%) Sun
7 3 (4.92%) HP
8 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.28%) Citrix
8 2 (3.28%) EMC
8 2 (3.28%) VMware
9 1 (1.64%) Remedy
9 1 (1.64%) Sybase
9 1 (1.64%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.64%) Veeam
9 1 (1.64%) Veritas
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago