The table below looks at the statistics for the Middleware Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Specialist
Rank 585 553 531
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Specialist 5 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.022% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
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£425 £300 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £239 £440
% change year-on-year
+77.82% -45.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Middleware Specialist
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Middleware Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Middleware Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Middleware Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Middleware Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Middleware Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Middleware Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
London -11 3 - -
North West -9 1 £425 +77.82%
South East - - - -
Middleware Specialist
UK

Middleware Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Middleware Specialist in their job title 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 with Middleware Specialist in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Middleware
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 9 (47.37%) Oracle
4 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
5 7 (36.84%) BladeLogic
6 6 (31.58%) TIBCO
6 6 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
7 5 (26.32%) UNIX
7 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
7 5 (26.32%) Tumbleweed
7 5 (26.32%) Splunk
7 5 (26.32%) Cyber-Ark
8 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
8 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
9 3 (15.79%) Java
9 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (15.79%) SSL
9 3 (15.79%) IBM
9 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
9 3 (15.79%) SOA
9 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle Applications

Middleware Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Middleware Specialist in their job title 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 with Middleware Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
2 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
2 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
4 2 (10.53%) CICS
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (5.26%) Apache
5 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Private Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) Middleware
2 6 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) EDI
4 1 (5.26%) JMS
4 1 (5.26%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Kindle
2 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) Tandem
3 1 (5.26%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) zOS
5 2 (10.53%) AIX
5 2 (10.53%) HPUX
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.79%) SOA
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Scrum
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.26%) SysML
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
3 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
3 1 (5.26%) Release Management
3 1 (5.26%) Test Management
3 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) UML
3 1 (5.26%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
1 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) BladeLogic
2 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
3 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Control-M
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) TIBCO
3 5 (26.32%) Tumbleweed
3 5 (26.32%) Splunk
3 5 (26.32%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Software AG