The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 78 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 17 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.08% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 3.10% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £275 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £523 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
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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 East Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
371 452 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.63% 27.71% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 238 151
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +15 10 £575 +91.66%
Northamptonshire +4 5 £418 -20.09%
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 14 (42.42%) IBM
2 12 (36.36%) SOA
2 12 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 7 (21.21%) HTTP
5 7 (21.21%) Java
5 7 (21.21%) XML
5 7 (21.21%) Linux
5 7 (21.21%) DataPower
6 6 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (15.15%) HTTPS
7 5 (15.15%) SAP
8 4 (12.12%) XSD
8 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
8 4 (12.12%) Web Services
8 4 (12.12%) UNIX
8 4 (12.12%) Windows
8 4 (12.12%) JMS
8 4 (12.12%) SSL
8 4 (12.12%) WSDL
8 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
8 4 (12.12%) Firewall
8 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle Fusion

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 12 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Force.com
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) HTTP
2 5 (15.15%) HTTPS
3 4 (12.12%) SSL
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) DMZ
5 1 (3.03%) SSH
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) DB2
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Informix
2 1 (3.03%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 3 (9.09%) JDeveloper
2 2 (6.06%) Hudson
2 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.06%) Ant
3 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.03%) Gradle
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SOA Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (21.21%) XML
3 6 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (12.12%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) XSD
4 4 (12.12%) JMS
4 4 (12.12%) WSDL
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (9.09%) REST
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) EDI
6 2 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (6.06%) .NET
6 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 2 (6.06%) JSON
7 1 (3.03%) Velocity
7 1 (3.03%) JAX-WS
7 1 (3.03%) XSLT
7 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
7 1 (3.03%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) DataPower
2 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) Tandem
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) SOA
2 8 (24.24%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) EAI
6 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) BPEL
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Release Management
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.03%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) Jython
4 1 (3.03%) XPath
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.03%) XenServer
1 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.03%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) IBM
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle
3 5 (15.15%) SAP
3 5 (15.15%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Software AG
5 2 (6.06%) Intel
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.03%) ATG
6 1 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) NetSuite
6 1 (3.03%) hybris