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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 70 84 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Middleware 30 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.75% 0.93% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.47% 3.67% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 5
Average daily rate
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£340 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £355 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £47.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-19.47% +22.58%
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England

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
354 381 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 20.69% 25.22% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 208 170
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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
Northamptonshire +7 19 £283 - 1
Leicestershire +7 5 £450 -
Nottinghamshire -7 4 - - 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 21 (38.18%) Java
2 20 (36.36%) Web Services
3 18 (32.73%) WebSphere
4 15 (27.27%) SAP
4 15 (27.27%) SOA
5 14 (25.45%) Oracle
6 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
6 13 (23.64%) XML
6 13 (23.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 10 (18.18%) .NET
9 9 (16.36%) ERP
9 9 (16.36%) EAI
9 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.36%) REST
10 8 (14.55%) Open Source
10 8 (14.55%) Rational Rhapsody
10 8 (14.55%) TDD
10 8 (14.55%) Banking
10 8 (14.55%) Project Management
10 8 (14.55%) Clustering
10 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
10 8 (14.55%) Marketing
10 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
10 8 (14.55%) HTTP
10 8 (14.55%) WSDL
11 7 (12.73%) JMS
11 7 (12.73%) ITIL
11 7 (12.73%) DataPower

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 18 (32.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
2 6 (10.91%) Apache
2 6 (10.91%) NetWeaver
3 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) HTTP
2 6 (10.91%) HTTPS
2 6 (10.91%) DMZ
2 6 (10.91%) Firewall
3 4 (7.27%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) DB2
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.64%) Introscope
3 1 (1.82%) Hudson
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) JDeveloper
General
1 8 (14.55%) Banking
1 8 (14.55%) Marketing
2 7 (12.73%) Retail
3 6 (10.91%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Architect
2 10 (18.18%) Integration Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Technical Team Leader
3 9 (16.36%) Team Leader
3 9 (16.36%) Middleware Team Leader
4 6 (10.91%) Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Designer
7 3 (5.45%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Junior
7 3 (5.45%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Middleware Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Middleware Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Support Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) Web Services
2 13 (23.64%) XML
2 13 (23.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 10 (18.18%) .NET
5 9 (16.36%) REST
6 8 (14.55%) WSDL
7 7 (12.73%) JMS
8 6 (10.91%) HTML
8 6 (10.91%) XSD
8 6 (10.91%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (10.91%) JSON
9 4 (7.27%) SOAP
10 3 (5.45%) WCF
10 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
11 2 (3.64%) XSLT
12 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Clustering
1 8 (14.55%) Open Source
2 7 (12.73%) DataPower
3 6 (10.91%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) UNIX
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Solaris
2 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.82%) CentOS
3 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) SOA
2 9 (16.36%) ERP
2 9 (16.36%) EAI
2 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) TDD
3 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
3 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
4 7 (12.73%) Web Application Development
4 7 (12.73%) Coaching
4 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 6 (10.91%) Mobile Commerce
5 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.91%) Web Analytics
5 6 (10.91%) Scrum
5 6 (10.91%) Analytics
5 6 (10.91%) Demand Management
6 5 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (5.45%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) PMP
1 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (3.64%) SCOM
1 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (3.64%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) SAP
2 14 (25.45%) Oracle
3 6 (10.91%) Endeca
3 6 (10.91%) Software AG
4 5 (9.09%) Intel
5 4 (7.27%) IBM
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) CA
6 2 (3.64%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) Google
6 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.82%) Akamai
7 1 (1.82%) Casewise
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco