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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 40 71 58
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 58 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.27% 1.00% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.89% 3.44% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 4 4
Median daily rate £500 £475 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £429 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £518 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.77% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
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
307 291 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.91% 29.22% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 200 93
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.83 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.72% -60.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 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 3 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 +14 35 £500 -
Chester - 13 £400 -
Knutsford - 4 £425 -
Runcorn +3 1 £375 -
Macclesfield -5 1 £410 -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 37 (43.02%) Oracle
2 36 (41.86%) Java
3 35 (40.70%) Banking
4 33 (38.37%) Finance
5 30 (34.88%) XML
6 27 (31.40%) IBM
7 26 (30.23%) WebSphere
8 25 (29.07%) HTTP
9 24 (27.91%) HTML
10 23 (26.74%) HTML5
11 22 (25.58%) CSS
11 22 (25.58%) Linux
12 21 (24.42%) J2EE
12 21 (24.42%) Apache
12 21 (24.42%) CSS3
13 20 (23.26%) JBoss
14 19 (22.09%) JavaScript
15 18 (20.93%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (19.77%) MySQL
16 17 (19.77%) Tomcat
16 17 (19.77%) SOA
17 16 (18.60%) CRM
17 16 (18.60%) Unix
17 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (18.60%) High Availability
18 15 (17.44%) Apache Camel
18 15 (17.44%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (17.44%) JDBC
18 15 (17.44%) SOAP
19 14 (16.28%) AIX

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 26 (30.23%) WebSphere
2 21 (24.42%) Apache
3 20 (23.26%) JBoss
4 18 (20.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 17 (19.77%) Tomcat
6 8 (9.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (9.30%) iPlanet
6 8 (9.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (4.65%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.33%) Node.js
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.07%) HTTP
2 5 (5.81%) SSL
3 4 (4.65%) HTTPS
3 4 (4.65%) Internet
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) LAN
5 1 (1.16%) SAN
5 1 (1.16%) VPN
5 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) MySQL
2 15 (17.44%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Introscope
2 4 (4.65%) Selenium
3 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.33%) JIRA
3 2 (2.33%) JUnit
3 2 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 35 (40.70%) Banking
2 33 (38.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) Developer
2 20 (23.26%) Architect
3 12 (13.95%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Technical Leader
4 10 (11.63%) WebSphere Specialist
5 8 (9.30%) Middleware Specialist
5 8 (9.30%) Technical Architect
6 7 (8.14%) Digital Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Technical Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Java Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Lead Web Developer
8 5 (5.81%) XML Developer
9 4 (4.65%) MySQL Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Server Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Technical Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.65%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) XML
2 24 (27.91%) HTML
3 23 (26.74%) HTML5
4 22 (25.58%) CSS
5 21 (24.42%) CSS3
5 21 (24.42%) J2EE
6 15 (17.44%) Apache Camel
6 15 (17.44%) JDBC
6 15 (17.44%) SOAP
7 14 (16.28%) JSON
8 13 (15.12%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (15.12%) REST
9 10 (11.63%) .NET
10 9 (10.47%) Web Services
11 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET
11 8 (9.30%) Spring
12 6 (6.98%) XML Messaging
13 5 (5.81%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
14 3 (3.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) User Experience
2 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) HACMP
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Linux
2 16 (18.60%) Unix
3 14 (16.28%) AIX
4 7 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Solaris
5 3 (3.49%) Windows
6 2 (2.33%) HPUX
6 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.16%) Android
7 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) SOA
2 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) CRM
2 16 (18.60%) High Availability
3 13 (15.12%) E-business
4 12 (13.95%) Web Development
5 11 (12.79%) Line Management
6 10 (11.63%) Migration
7 8 (9.30%) Analytics
7 8 (9.30%) Open Source
7 8 (9.30%) SEO
7 8 (9.30%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.98%) Integration Testing
8 6 (6.98%) Microservices
8 6 (6.98%) MVC
8 6 (6.98%) Validation
9 4 (4.65%) SDLC
9 4 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) Java
2 19 (22.09%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.12%) C
3 13 (15.12%) C++
4 8 (9.30%) SQL
5 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.65%) Jython
6 4 (4.65%) Korn
6 4 (4.65%) Perl
6 4 (4.65%) PHP
7 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.16%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) CA Wily
2 4 (4.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) Oracle
2 27 (31.40%) IBM
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.30%) CA
4 8 (9.30%) Google
4 8 (9.30%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.98%) Sybase
5 6 (6.98%) TIBCO
6 4 (4.65%) Sun
7 3 (3.49%) 3PAR
7 3 (3.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.49%) EMC
7 3 (3.49%) HP
8 2 (2.33%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.33%) WSO2
9 1 (1.16%) Ariba
9 1 (1.16%) SAP