The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 24 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs citing Middleware 25 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.22% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.55% 0.77% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £500
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
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
116 130 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.86% 30.23% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 89 32
Average daily rate £415 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.54 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.24% +150.30%
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 Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Blackpool - 10 £300 -
Lytham St Annes +4 9 £451 -
Preston - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 22 (44.00%) COBOL
1 22 (44.00%) Unix
2 19 (38.00%) Oracle
2 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 19 (38.00%) SOA
3 18 (36.00%) Java
3 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (34.00%) MVS
4 17 (34.00%) Workflow
4 17 (34.00%) Tuxedo
4 17 (34.00%) CRM
5 16 (32.00%) VMware
6 15 (30.00%) VME
7 14 (28.00%) Finance
7 14 (28.00%) Migration
7 14 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (26.00%) Private Cloud
9 12 (24.00%) Re-Platforming
9 12 (24.00%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
10 11 (22.00%) DevOps
10 11 (22.00%) Defect Management
11 9 (18.00%) DSDM
11 9 (18.00%) UML
11 9 (18.00%) SSADM
11 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (14.00%) Zachman Framework
12 7 (14.00%) TOGAF
12 7 (14.00%) Data Integration

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (34.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.00%) Sonic ESB
2 2 (4.00%) TPMS
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) ATM
1 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (10.00%) ISDN
1 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Big Data
3 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (8.00%) Subversion
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Architect
2 14 (28.00%) Technical Architect
3 10 (20.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Security Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Systems Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Data Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Data Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (6.00%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Integrator
8 2 (4.00%) Unix Architect
9 1 (2.00%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) J2EE
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) CSS3
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) HTML5
2 1 (2.00%) JDBC
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Private Cloud
2 7 (14.00%) Data Integration
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.00%) Unix
2 19 (38.00%) Linux
3 17 (34.00%) MVS
4 15 (30.00%) VME
5 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.00%) Solaris
6 3 (6.00%) Windows
7 2 (4.00%) AIX
7 2 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) SOA
2 17 (34.00%) CRM
2 17 (34.00%) Workflow
3 14 (28.00%) Migration
4 12 (24.00%) Re-Platforming
5 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (22.00%) Defect Management
5 11 (22.00%) DevOps
6 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.00%) DSDM
6 9 (18.00%) SSADM
6 9 (18.00%) UML
7 7 (14.00%) TOGAF
7 7 (14.00%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (12.00%) RAD
9 5 (10.00%) Data Architecture
9 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) COBOL
2 18 (36.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) APMP
3 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Oracle
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.00%) VMware
4 7 (14.00%) Micro Focus
5 5 (10.00%) Fujitsu
6 4 (8.00%) ICL
6 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.00%) Cognizant
7 2 (4.00%) Pega
7 2 (4.00%) Tumbleweed
8 1 (2.00%) BEA
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) Sun