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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 20 32 50
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +18
Contract jobs citing Middleware 23 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.06% 4.64% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.71% 16.03% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 1
Median daily rate £415 £550 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.54% +173.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £38.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +38.18%
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
83 131 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.46% 28.92% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 87 36
Median daily rate £350 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £748
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £24.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +65.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

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 August 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 24 August 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 +15 13 £415 -24.54%
Lytham St Annes - 9 £340 -
Preston +3 1 £455 -17.27%
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 22 (57.89%) COBOL
2 20 (52.63%) VME
3 19 (50.00%) Linux
4 15 (39.47%) Tuxedo
5 13 (34.21%) C
6 12 (31.58%) ICL
7 11 (28.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (23.68%) Java
8 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
9 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
10 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
10 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (18.42%) Unix
10 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
10 7 (18.42%) Micro Focus
10 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
10 7 (18.42%) Oracle
10 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
10 7 (18.42%) Subversion
11 4 (10.53%) Finance
11 4 (10.53%) HP
11 4 (10.53%) Project Management
11 4 (10.53%) AIX
11 4 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
11 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.53%) Degree
11 4 (10.53%) Fujitsu
11 4 (10.53%) Re-Platforming
12 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
12 3 (7.89%) QA

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 15 (39.47%) Tuxedo
2 3 (7.89%) JBoss
3 2 (5.26%) TPMS
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
1 7 (18.42%) Subversion
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) CaliberRM
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Architect
2 13 (34.21%) Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Middleware Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.89%) C Developer
5 3 (7.89%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Digital Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Middleware Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Programmer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) CSS3
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) HTML5
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) JDBC
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) VME
2 19 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Unix
4 4 (10.53%) AIX
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
3 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 4 (10.53%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
4 3 (7.89%) ITSM
4 3 (7.89%) Migration
4 3 (7.89%) TOGAF
4 3 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.26%) SOA
5 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.63%) E-business
6 1 (2.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) COBOL
2 13 (34.21%) C
3 9 (23.68%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) ICL
2 7 (18.42%) Micro Focus
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.53%) Fujitsu
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Informatica
5 1 (2.63%) VMware