The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
North West / Lancashire
Rank 30 25 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing Middleware 12 29 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.65% 6.53% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.00% 23.20% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 0
Median daily rate £525 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £424 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
75 125 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.07% 28.15% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 77 75
Median daily rate £300 £415 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +23.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +12 6 £550 +83.33%
Preston +2 5 £465 +24.06%
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) AIX
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) SOA
4 6 (40.00%) DNS
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) J2EE
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) DB2
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) JSON
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (40.00%) Big Data
4 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (33.33%) Microservices
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) HPUX
6 4 (26.67%) Solaris
6 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
1 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Service Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) J2EE
1 6 (40.00%) JSON
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
1 6 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) AIX
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) HPUX
5 4 (26.67%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
1 6 (40.00%) SOA
2 5 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat