The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
North West / Manchester
Rank 85 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 1.28% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.75% 4.42% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Median daily rate £375 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £368 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
457 520 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.03% 28.92% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 332 270
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -22.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +13.23%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 Manchester

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Manchester region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Manchester region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 9 (37.50%) IBM
3 8 (33.33%) Banking
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle
4 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (29.17%) Unix
5 6 (25.00%) AIX
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (20.83%) Solaris
6 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 5 (20.83%) Jython
6 5 (20.83%) HTTP
6 5 (20.83%) Perl
7 4 (16.67%) DB2
7 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) Clustering
7 4 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) OS/2
7 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (12.50%) XML
8 3 (12.50%) J2EE
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (12.50%) JBoss
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (8.33%) Apache
6 1 (4.17%) Mule
6 1 (4.17%) Mule ESB
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) SMTP
2 2 (8.33%) SNMP
2 2 (8.33%) SSL
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.33%) Hudson
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Administrator
1 4 (16.67%) Architect
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Middleware Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Middleware Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Middleware Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Domain Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) J2EE
3 3 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (8.33%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) XML Messaging
5 1 (4.17%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Unix
2 6 (25.00%) AIX
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Solaris
4 4 (16.67%) OS/2
5 2 (8.33%) HPUX
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.33%) ERP
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Governance
3 2 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (8.33%) SOA
3 2 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (4.17%) EAI
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) Jython
2 5 (20.83%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (8.33%) Netcool
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) IBM
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) CA
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.33%) Sybase
4 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com