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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 26 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 3.13% - 6.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.84% - 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £425 - £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
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
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
51 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 39.84% 22.64% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 7 7
Average daily rate £425 £375 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Banking
2 11 (61.11%) WebSphere
3 10 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (50.00%) Unix
5 8 (44.44%) AIX
6 6 (33.33%) HTTP
7 5 (27.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
7 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (22.22%) Tivoli
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) JBoss
8 4 (22.22%) Java
8 4 (22.22%) QA
9 3 (16.67%) SSL
10 2 (11.11%) IBM
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (11.11%) Sun
10 2 (11.11%) CA
10 2 (11.11%) Internet
10 2 (11.11%) iPlanet
10 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
10 2 (11.11%) Perl
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle
10 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
10 2 (11.11%) ITIL
10 2 (11.11%) Apache
10 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
10 2 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (61.11%) WebSphere
2 10 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (22.22%) JBoss
4 2 (11.11%) Apache
4 2 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (11.11%) iPlanet
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Introscope
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) WebSphere Specialist
2 6 (33.33%) Middleware Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Java Middleware Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Mortgage Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Service Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Unix
2 8 (44.44%) AIX
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (5.56%) SOA
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Jython
2 2 (11.11%) Korn
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.11%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) CA
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft