The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Croydon region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 18 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 4.85% 3.13% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.81% 22.22% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £430 £463 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.02% -3.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
21 9 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 20.39% 14.06% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 20
Average daily rate £325 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Middleware
London

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Croydon region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Croydon region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Middleware
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 5 (100.00%) SLA
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) BladeLogic
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Firmware
2 4 (80.00%) DMZ
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) DMZ
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Hardware Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) Firmware
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft