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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 35 28 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Contract jobs citing Middleware 11 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.48% 4.84% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.41% 22.68% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 1
Median daily rate £300 £570 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +14.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £389
% change year-on-year
- +15.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
Middleware
North West

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
82 97 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.47% 21.32% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 53
Median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 2
Median hourly rate £42.25 £46.05 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.24% +119.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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 5 May 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend 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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 5 £300 -47.59%
Lytham St Annes - 3 £300 -
Preston +2 2 £375 -25.37%
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 26 (76.47%) COBOL
2 24 (70.59%) Linux
3 22 (64.71%) Tuxedo
4 19 (55.88%) VME
5 18 (52.94%) Java
6 17 (50.00%) Oracle
7 15 (44.12%) SOA
7 15 (44.12%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (41.18%) VMware
9 13 (38.24%) Migration
9 13 (38.24%) Private Cloud
10 12 (35.29%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (35.29%) Configuration Management
10 12 (35.29%) Re-Platforming
11 11 (32.35%) Micro Focus
11 11 (32.35%) DevOps
11 11 (32.35%) Defect Management
11 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (29.41%) C
13 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (23.53%) Unix
14 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
14 8 (23.53%) Eclipse
14 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
14 8 (23.53%) ICL
14 8 (23.53%) Subversion
15 7 (20.59%) AIX
16 6 (17.65%) TPMS
17 5 (14.71%) Fujitsu

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 22 (64.71%) Tuxedo
2 6 (17.65%) TPMS
3 3 (8.82%) Apache
3 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.88%) JBoss
4 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.94%) AquaLogic
5 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (35.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.82%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Eclipse
1 8 (23.53%) Subversion
1 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) CaliberRM
General
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Architect
1 13 (38.24%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Technical Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Security Architect
4 5 (14.71%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Middleware Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Tester
8 1 (2.94%) AIX Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) C Programmer
8 1 (2.94%) Digital Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Lead Security Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Solaris Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Camel
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) CSS3
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) HTML5
2 2 (5.88%) JDBC
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Private Cloud
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) Linux
2 19 (55.88%) VME
3 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (23.53%) Unix
5 7 (20.59%) AIX
6 2 (5.88%) Solaris
6 2 (5.88%) Windows
7 1 (2.94%) HPUX
7 1 (2.94%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) SOA
2 13 (38.24%) Migration
3 12 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 12 (35.29%) Re-Platforming
4 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (32.35%) Defect Management
4 11 (32.35%) DevOps
5 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.71%) SABSA
6 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
6 5 (14.71%) TOGAF
6 5 (14.71%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (8.82%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) Data Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) High Availability
9 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) COBOL
2 18 (52.94%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) C
4 2 (5.88%) C++
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) VMware
3 11 (32.35%) Micro Focus
4 8 (23.53%) ICL
4 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.71%) Fujitsu
6 3 (8.82%) IBM
7 2 (5.88%) Sun
8 1 (2.94%) Axway
8 1 (2.94%) BEA
8 1 (2.94%) Informatica
8 1 (2.94%) Microsoft