The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 56 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 10 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.51% 1.11% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.83% 4.67% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Average daily rate £425 £394 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +36.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
Middleware
Scotland

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 Glasgow region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
207 214 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 31.22% 23.75% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 118 176
Average daily rate £330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 17 (70.83%) SOA
2 16 (66.67%) Java
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Web Services
4 10 (41.67%) Unix
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) JBoss
5 9 (37.50%) HTTP
5 9 (37.50%) DataPower
5 9 (37.50%) DevOps
6 8 (33.33%) WinSCP
6 8 (33.33%) SWIFT
6 8 (33.33%) REST
6 8 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (33.33%) SEPA
6 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (33.33%) JSON
6 8 (33.33%) HL7
6 8 (33.33%) WSDL
6 8 (33.33%) HTTPS
6 8 (33.33%) IBM
6 8 (33.33%) HP
6 8 (33.33%) Remedy
6 8 (33.33%) XMLSpy
6 8 (33.33%) ClearCase
6 8 (33.33%) EDI
6 8 (33.33%) JMS
6 8 (33.33%) EAI
6 8 (33.33%) MQSeries

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 9 (37.50%) JBoss
2 8 (33.33%) MQSeries
2 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.17%) Apache
5 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) PaaS
2 6 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) HTTP
2 8 (33.33%) FTP
2 8 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 8 (33.33%) WinSCP
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 8 (33.33%) XMLSpy
2 6 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Java Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (33.33%) EDI
2 8 (33.33%) JMS
2 8 (33.33%) JSON
2 8 (33.33%) REST
2 8 (33.33%) SOAP
2 8 (33.33%) WSDL
2 8 (33.33%) XML
2 8 (33.33%) XSD
2 8 (33.33%) XSL
2 8 (33.33%) XSLT
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) DataPower
2 8 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Unix
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) HPUX
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) SOA
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) DevOps
4 8 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 8 (33.33%) EAI
5 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) Microservices
6 6 (25.00%) Network Design
7 3 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.33%) ETL
8 2 (8.33%) UML
9 1 (4.17%) High Availability
9 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
9 1 (4.17%) ITIL
9 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
9 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) Jython
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) HL7
1 8 (33.33%) SEPA
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) KVM
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) RHEV
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (29.17%) Puppet
3 6 (25.00%) Ansible
3 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP
1 8 (33.33%) IBM
1 8 (33.33%) Remedy
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Talend
4 1 (4.17%) CA
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) VMware