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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 25 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.87% 0.73% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 3.13% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £360 £438 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
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
33 32 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.70% 23.36% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 29
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) BPMN
2 3 (75.00%) Web Application Development
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (50.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) XML Messaging
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Application Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XML Messaging
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) BPMN
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) UML
1 3 (75.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Sybase
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO