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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 26 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.31% 1.86% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.13% 7.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +7.56%
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
39 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.49% 25.47% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 16
Median daily rate £425 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £310 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 28 September 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 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
3 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) Kanban
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) AOP
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) JAX-WS
5 4 (33.33%) XSLT
5 4 (33.33%) JUnit
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (33.33%) JDBC
5 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (33.33%) SQL

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 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (16.67%) XML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) J2EE
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 4 (33.33%) JAXB
3 4 (33.33%) JAX-WS
3 4 (33.33%) JDBC
3 4 (33.33%) POJO
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) WSDL
3 4 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (25.00%) XML Messaging
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Kanban
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) AOP
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) BPMN
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) Sybase
3 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (8.33%) MuleSoft