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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 28 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.71% 0.63% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% 3.45% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £303 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £38.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +38.18%
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
58 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.14% 18.13% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 22 19
Median daily rate £463 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £403 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

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 24 August 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 11 (73.33%) Java
1 11 (73.33%) XML
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) J2EE
3 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) Spring
3 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (40.00%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (33.33%) Kanban
6 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) JAX-WS
6 4 (26.67%) POJO
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Apache Camel
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) AOP
6 4 (26.67%) JIRA
6 4 (26.67%) Selenium
6 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (26.67%) Subversion
6 4 (26.67%) XML Messaging

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 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) JUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 5 (33.33%) XML Developer
4 3 (20.00%) MySQL Developer
4 3 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (20.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Java Middleware Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) J2EE
3 8 (53.33%) Spring
3 8 (53.33%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) Apache Camel
4 4 (26.67%) JAXB
4 4 (26.67%) JAX-WS
4 4 (26.67%) JDBC
4 4 (26.67%) POJO
4 4 (26.67%) SOAP
4 4 (26.67%) WSDL
4 4 (26.67%) XML Messaging
4 4 (26.67%) XSLT
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Kanban
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) AOP
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Sybase
2 4 (26.67%) TIBCO