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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 45 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.67% 1.86% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.82% 8.60% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £455 £618 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.63 £33.70
% change year-on-year
+48.69% -0.22%
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
71 93 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.75% 21.68% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 62 66
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +27.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £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
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 3 December 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 -9 1 £455 -30.26%
Preston - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) COBOL
3 9 (56.25%) C
4 8 (50.00%) Tuxedo
4 8 (50.00%) VME
5 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
6 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
6 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 6 (37.50%) Subversion
6 6 (37.50%) ICL
7 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (25.00%) Micro Focus
9 3 (18.75%) Java
9 3 (18.75%) Unix
9 3 (18.75%) AIX
9 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 2 (12.50%) CaliberRM
10 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (12.50%) Degree
10 2 (12.50%) QA
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle
10 2 (12.50%) HP
10 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
11 1 (6.25%) ISEB
11 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ

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 8 (50.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.25%) TPMS
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 6 (37.50%) Subversion
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) CaliberRM
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Middleware Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) C Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) VME
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
4 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
2 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) COBOL
2 9 (56.25%) C
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 6 (37.50%) ICL
3 4 (25.00%) Micro Focus
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) VMware