The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 20 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.90% 2.34% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.85% 9.68% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.63 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+48.69% -13.78%
Middleware
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
26 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.42% 24.22% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 22
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 Chester

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Chester region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Chester region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Kanban
4 2 (40.00%) POJO
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) JAX-WS
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) AOP
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) JUnit
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (40.00%) JDBC

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Java Middleware Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Developer
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (20.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) JAXB
1 2 (40.00%) JAX-WS
1 2 (40.00%) JDBC
1 2 (40.00%) POJO
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) WSDL
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) AOP
3 2 (40.00%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat