The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 10 16 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 12 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 11.88% 2.82% 20.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.77% 6.06% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 14
Average daily rate £425 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
Middleware
Cheshire

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 Knutsford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
39 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 38.61% 46.48% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 18
Average daily rate £390 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £463 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £48.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 24 (80.00%) Finance
2 18 (60.00%) Banking
3 14 (46.67%) WebSphere
4 13 (43.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (36.67%) Unix
6 10 (33.33%) HTTP
7 8 (26.67%) Tivoli
7 8 (26.67%) AIX
8 7 (23.33%) Java
8 7 (23.33%) QA
9 6 (20.00%) JBoss
9 6 (20.00%) SSL
9 6 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (16.67%) Perl
11 4 (13.33%) SOA
11 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
11 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
12 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (10.00%) Groovy
12 3 (10.00%) Hudson
12 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.00%) ITIL
12 3 (10.00%) Project Management
12 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
12 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.00%) DB2
12 3 (10.00%) Apache
12 3 (10.00%) Python
12 3 (10.00%) Client/Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 14 (46.67%) WebSphere
2 13 (43.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (20.00%) JBoss
4 3 (10.00%) Apache
5 2 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (6.67%) iPlanet
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) HTTP
2 6 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) Hudson
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Introscope
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (80.00%) Finance
2 18 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 10 (33.33%) WebSphere Specialist
3 6 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Server Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Mortgage Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Unix
2 8 (26.67%) AIX
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) SOA
2 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Project Management
2 3 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Perl
3 3 (10.00%) Groovy
3 3 (10.00%) Jython
3 3 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) Korn
4 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Sun