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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 19 32 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 32 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.42% 2.65% 2.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 37.21% 14.75% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 7
Median daily rate £415 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.54% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +60.00%
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
86 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.63% 17.94% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 46
Median daily rate £350 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £24.20
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £16.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 - £31.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +11 21 £415 -24.54%
Lytham St Annes - 10 £331 -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 31 (64.58%) COBOL
2 29 (60.42%) VME
3 27 (56.25%) Linux
4 23 (47.92%) Tuxedo
5 21 (43.75%) C
6 19 (39.58%) ICL
7 14 (29.17%) Subversion
7 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (29.17%) Micro Focus
7 14 (29.17%) Red Hat
7 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
7 14 (29.17%) Eclipse
8 13 (27.08%) Unix
8 13 (27.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.83%) Java
9 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
10 9 (18.75%) Oracle
10 9 (18.75%) AIX
11 8 (16.67%) Data Modelling
12 7 (14.58%) TPMS
13 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 6 (12.50%) Fujitsu
14 4 (8.33%) Degree
14 4 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
14 4 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
14 4 (8.33%) HP
14 4 (8.33%) Project Management
14 4 (8.33%) Finance
14 4 (8.33%) JBoss

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 23 (47.92%) Tuxedo
2 7 (14.58%) TPMS
3 4 (8.33%) JBoss
4 2 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.08%) AquaLogic
5 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Eclipse
1 14 (29.17%) Subversion
1 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.25%) CaliberRM
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Developer
2 14 (29.17%) Architect
3 11 (22.92%) Middleware Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 5 (10.42%) COBOL Developer
6 4 (8.33%) C Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Tester
8 2 (4.17%) C Programmer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Programmer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.08%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Team Leader
9 1 (2.08%) Unix Administrator
9 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (4.17%) Apache Camel
1 2 (4.17%) CSS
1 2 (4.17%) CSS3
1 2 (4.17%) HTML
1 2 (4.17%) HTML5
1 2 (4.17%) J2EE
1 2 (4.17%) JDBC
1 2 (4.17%) JSON
1 2 (4.17%) REST
1 2 (4.17%) SOAP
1 2 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Clustering
2 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) VME
2 27 (56.25%) Linux
3 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (27.08%) Unix
5 9 (18.75%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.08%) OS/390
7 1 (2.08%) Solaris
7 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
2 8 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 4 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
3 4 (8.33%) Project Management
3 4 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 3 (6.25%) ITSM
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) SOA
4 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (4.17%) Automated Testing
5 2 (4.17%) E-business
5 2 (4.17%) High Availability
5 2 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (4.17%) Prototyping
5 2 (4.17%) SDLC
5 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) COBOL
2 21 (43.75%) C
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) ICL
2 14 (29.17%) Micro Focus
2 14 (29.17%) Red Hat
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
4 6 (12.50%) Fujitsu
5 4 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Axway
7 1 (2.08%) Informatica
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.08%) Sun
7 1 (2.08%) VMware