The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 52 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.63% 0.22% 2.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.94% 0.87% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£544 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
Middleware
East of 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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
155 115 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.63% 24.89% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 58 47
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £515 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.26 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.12 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) Intranet
4 2 (20.00%) Automotive
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Local Government
5 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Replication
5 1 (10.00%) BASE24
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) BCP
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) SOA

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Web Applications Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) BCP
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Actuate
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Cognos