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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.84% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
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
76 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.00% 28.74% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 34
Average daily rate £394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Chester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) XML
1 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 10 (71.43%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) J2EE
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) Spring
3 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
3 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 7 (50.00%) Banking
5 6 (42.86%) MVC
5 6 (42.86%) TIBCO
5 6 (42.86%) XML Messaging
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) Sybase
6 4 (28.57%) PHP
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) MySQL
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) JUnit
7 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (14.29%) JDBC
7 2 (14.29%) SOAP
7 2 (14.29%) XSLT
7 2 (14.29%) Unix
7 2 (14.29%) Linux

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 5 (35.71%) XML Developer
4 4 (28.57%) MySQL Developer
4 4 (28.57%) PHP Developer
4 4 (28.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) XML
2 8 (57.14%) J2EE
2 8 (57.14%) Spring
2 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) XML Messaging
4 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
4 2 (14.29%) JAXB
4 2 (14.29%) JAX-WS
4 2 (14.29%) JDBC
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) POJO
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
4 2 (14.29%) WSDL
4 2 (14.29%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 6 (42.86%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) AOP
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Sybase
2 6 (42.86%) TIBCO
3 2 (14.29%) IBM