The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 65 45 69
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs citing Middleware 10 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.17% 0.42% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.52% 1.56% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
221 128 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.79% 26.78% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 68 186
Average daily rate £375 £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £257 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +49.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 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
Rickmansworth - 4 £488 -
Watford - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 14 (77.78%) Oracle
2 9 (50.00%) Solaris
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) SAN
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 6 (33.33%) F5
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
7 4 (22.22%) SOA
7 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 3 (16.67%) Apache
8 3 (16.67%) HTTP
8 3 (16.67%) IBM
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (16.67%) J2EE
8 3 (16.67%) Ant
8 3 (16.67%) Retail
8 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
9 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.56%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) OLAP
2 2 (11.11%) OLTP
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (11.11%) QlikView
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Ant
2 2 (11.11%) ERwin
3 1 (5.56%) Jtest
3 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) JDeveloper
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Data Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (44.44%) UNIX
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) SOA
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
4 2 (11.11%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (11.11%) Master Data Management
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.56%) RAD
5 1 (5.56%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) VB6
3 2 (11.11%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (11.11%) APMP
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) F5
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Cognos
5 1 (5.56%) VocaLink
5 1 (5.56%) hybris
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) JBoss
5 1 (5.56%) ATG
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO