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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 32 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Contract jobs citing Middleware 24 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.40% 1.14% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.04% 4.55% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £39.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-25.47% +34.61%
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
171 154 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.32% 25.16% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 89 77
Average daily rate £400 £350 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Average hourly rate £40.60 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.83 £30.25 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £46.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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
Brentwood -3 3 £575 +98.27%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 21 (77.78%) SOA
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) Java
4 9 (33.33%) UNIX
4 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (33.33%) Puppet
4 9 (33.33%) REST
4 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (29.63%) Kanban
5 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
5 8 (29.63%) Subversion
5 8 (29.63%) Mac OS X
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) UML
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.93%) Coaching
7 6 (22.22%) User Stories
7 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 6 (22.22%) HTML
7 6 (22.22%) SSL
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) HTTP
8 5 (18.52%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (18.52%) XML
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) J2EE

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
2 6 (22.22%) SSL
2 6 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) Subversion
3 5 (18.52%) AccuRev
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Architect
2 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Lead Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Lead Technical Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Release Manager
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Manager
7 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) REST
2 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) XML
3 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) J2EE
3 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
4 4 (14.81%) HTML5
4 4 (14.81%) Ajax
4 4 (14.81%) JSON
4 4 (14.81%) CSS3
4 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) Struts
5 3 (11.11%) SOAP
5 3 (11.11%) JMS
6 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (7.41%) Django
6 2 (7.41%) Play Framework
6 2 (7.41%) JAXB
6 2 (7.41%) XSLT
6 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) UNIX
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Mac OS X
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) SOA
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (29.63%) Kanban
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) UML
6 7 (25.93%) Coaching
7 6 (22.22%) User Stories
7 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
9 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
9 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (11.11%) Open Source
9 3 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) Scala
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Puppet
1 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
1 5 (18.52%) WSO2
2 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Software AG
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) webMethods
5 1 (3.70%) Sun
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft