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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 32 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.42% 2.53% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.11% 14.10% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%
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
61 78 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.43% 17.93% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 51
Average daily rate £425 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £24.20 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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
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 31 July 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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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 -2 5 £538 -2.27%
Preston - 3 £550 -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (83.33%) UNIX
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (36.67%) MVS
4 8 (26.67%) CRM
4 8 (26.67%) Workflow
4 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 7 (23.33%) Java
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) Scala
5 7 (23.33%) Open Source
5 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
6 6 (20.00%) VME
7 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
8 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (13.33%) Reference Data
8 4 (13.33%) PaaS
8 4 (13.33%) Puppet
8 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (13.33%) OpenShift
8 4 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (13.33%) Ansible
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) Salt
8 4 (13.33%) Windows
8 4 (13.33%) Linux
8 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.33%) Strategic Planning

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) PaaS
1 4 (13.33%) OpenShift
2 3 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
1 3 (10.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Architect
2 20 (66.67%) Technical Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Reference Data
2 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) UNIX
2 11 (36.67%) MVS
3 6 (20.00%) VME
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) CRM
1 8 (26.67%) Workflow
2 7 (23.33%) Open Source
3 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.00%) EAI
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) BPMN
5 3 (10.00%) BPEL
6 1 (3.33%) Information Management
6 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.33%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
1 7 (23.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
1 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.33%) Ansible
1 4 (13.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) IBM