The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 63 46 66
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 17 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.35% 1.40% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.89% 6.92% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
Average daily rate £380 £425 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £425 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £468 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
348 159 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.58% 20.23% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 85 63
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Middleware
Scotland

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) Banking
3 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (30.77%) Mainframe
4 11 (28.21%) UNIX
5 9 (23.08%) IBM
6 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 8 (20.51%) Oracle
7 7 (17.95%) DB2
7 7 (17.95%) AIX
7 7 (17.95%) SOA
7 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
8 6 (15.38%) Retail
8 6 (15.38%) CICS
8 6 (15.38%) Java
8 6 (15.38%) zOS
9 5 (12.82%) Replication
9 5 (12.82%) SQL
9 5 (12.82%) Linux
9 5 (12.82%) Open Source
10 4 (10.26%) Java EE
10 4 (10.26%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.26%) HTML
10 4 (10.26%) CSS
10 4 (10.26%) Firewall
10 4 (10.26%) Project Management
11 3 (7.69%) SAN
11 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
11 3 (7.69%) HTTP

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.38%) CICS
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.13%) SAS
5 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) NAS
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 3 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (5.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) DataStage
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) Banking
3 6 (15.38%) Retail
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Support Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Environment Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Portal Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Middleware Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Build Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.56%) Support Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
1 4 (10.26%) CSS
1 4 (10.26%) Java EE
2 3 (7.69%) JSR 168
2 3 (7.69%) JSR 286
2 3 (7.69%) CSS3
3 2 (5.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.56%) RichFaces
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 5 (12.82%) Replication
2 5 (12.82%) Open Source
3 4 (10.26%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.56%) DataPower
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) UNIX
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) AIX
4 6 (15.38%) zOS
5 5 (12.82%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) HPUX
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (17.95%) SOA
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 3 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) Security Management
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.56%) Release Management
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Test Management
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.56%) UML
6 1 (2.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) REXX
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) SRDF
2 2 (5.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) CA Endevor
1 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) IBM
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) Genesys
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Chordiant
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco