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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 69 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 6 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 2.90% 3.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.49% 10.45% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 11
Average daily rate
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£460 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.29% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £425 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £47.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-19.47% +22.58%
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
241 220 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.51% 27.71% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 95 98
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £140.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 31 March 2015. 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
Warrington - 3 £460 -
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) Oracle
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
5 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
6 3 (15.79%) Solaris
6 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
6 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
6 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (10.53%) NAS

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Ant
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Planning Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SOA Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XSL
3 1 (5.26%) XHTML
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) JSP
3 1 (5.26%) Struts
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Tandem
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
2 3 (15.79%) SOA
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (10.53%) Dependency Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Android Development
4 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion