The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 77 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing Middleware 19 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 1.59% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 5.08% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £356 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £423
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.47% +18.75%
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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
386 394 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.80% 31.32% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 237 159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £94.20 £187.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (54.29%) Oracle
2 17 (48.57%) Finance
3 10 (28.57%) Linux
4 9 (25.71%) Java
5 8 (22.86%) UNIX
5 8 (22.86%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) Mainframe
5 8 (22.86%) IBM
5 8 (22.86%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (20.00%) Spring
6 7 (20.00%) SOA
6 7 (20.00%) Banking
6 7 (20.00%) Retail
7 6 (17.14%) VSAM
7 6 (17.14%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) XML
7 6 (17.14%) SCCM
7 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
8 5 (14.29%) AIX
8 5 (14.29%) Solaris
8 5 (14.29%) COBOL
8 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 5 (14.29%) DataStage
8 5 (14.29%) CICS
8 5 (14.29%) CA
8 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) XML Messaging
9 4 (11.43%) TIBCO
9 4 (11.43%) Active Directory

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (14.29%) CICS
1 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPEL
2 2 (5.71%) JCAPS
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Documentum
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.86%) SAP PLM
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) NAS
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) DataStage
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.86%) NetBeans
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
2 7 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Design Leader
5 4 (11.43%) Applications Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Functional Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (8.57%) DBA
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Technical Architect
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (20.00%) Spring
3 6 (17.14%) XML
4 4 (11.43%) J2EE
4 4 (11.43%) XML Messaging
4 4 (11.43%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) HTML
5 3 (8.57%) CSS
6 2 (5.71%) EJB
6 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.71%) JavaBeans
6 2 (5.71%) JSR 168
6 2 (5.71%) Spring Web Flow
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
7 1 (2.86%) JPA
7 1 (2.86%) JSR 286
7 1 (2.86%) RESTful
7 1 (2.86%) HTML5
7 1 (2.86%) Memcached
7 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Mainframe
2 6 (17.14%) VSAM
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) UNIX
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) AIX
3 5 (14.29%) Solaris
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) SOA
2 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
2 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Process Management
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) OO
4 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) BPEL
5 1 (2.86%) Document Management
5 1 (2.86%) Logistics
5 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.86%) Workflow
5 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) COBOL
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) PMP
2 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Oracle
2 8 (22.86%) IBM
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) CA
5 4 (11.43%) Sybase
5 4 (11.43%) TIBCO
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.71%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) Veeam
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