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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 27 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing Middleware 22 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.00% 2.14% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.16% 11.00% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 1
Average daily rate
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£570 £550 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +41.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-25.47% +34.61%
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
81 100 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.41% 19.46% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 66 40
Average daily rate £350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £45.80 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.07% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £21.00 £36.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £21.00 £135.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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
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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 18 £573 +4.09%
Preston - 4 £503 -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 20 (86.96%) UNIX
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) MVS
4 8 (34.78%) CRM
4 8 (34.78%) Workflow
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) VME
5 7 (30.43%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Scala
5 7 (30.43%) Open Source
5 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) VMware
8 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
8 4 (17.39%) Reference Data
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
8 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (17.39%) PaaS
8 4 (17.39%) Puppet
8 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (17.39%) OpenShift

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.35%) Tuxedo
3 1 (4.35%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
1 4 (17.39%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Architect
2 18 (78.26%) Technical Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
1 4 (17.39%) Reference Data
2 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) UNIX
2 10 (43.48%) MVS
3 7 (30.43%) VME
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) CRM
1 8 (34.78%) Workflow
2 7 (30.43%) Open Source
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
1 7 (30.43%) Scala
2 1 (4.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) Ansible
1 4 (17.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Micro Focus