The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 27 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.63% 0.49% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.70% 1.22% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.67% -9.33%
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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
37 82 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.13% 40.00% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 19
Average daily rate £350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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Top 13 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java