The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 65 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 16 13 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.13% 1.33% 3.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.97% 4.47% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 25
Average daily rate £400 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £292 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
403 291 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.46% 29.85% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 151 259
Average daily rate £325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 17
Average hourly rate £135.00 £31.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+328.57% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Middleware
North West

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 23 April 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 11 (31.43%) Oracle
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
2 10 (28.57%) CRM
2 10 (28.57%) SAP
3 9 (25.71%) Finance
3 9 (25.71%) Java
3 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database
4 8 (22.86%) Windows
5 7 (20.00%) SOA
6 6 (17.14%) IBM
6 6 (17.14%) Mainframe
6 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (14.29%) Spring
7 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.29%) Java EE
7 5 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (14.29%) SAP CRM
7 5 (14.29%) Banking
7 5 (14.29%) Linux
7 5 (14.29%) ERP
7 5 (14.29%) JMS
7 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
8 4 (11.43%) ABAP
8 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
8 4 (11.43%) Retail
8 4 (11.43%) LSMW

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) SAP CRM
2 4 (11.43%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.57%) DB2
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.86%) DataStage
5 1 (2.86%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) LSMW
2 3 (8.57%) NetBeans
2 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) SAP CRM Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) SAP Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) CRM Consultant
3 8 (22.86%) Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) SAP Data Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Data Migration Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Data Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Spring
1 5 (14.29%) Java EE
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
1 5 (14.29%) JMS
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (11.43%) Apache Camel
3 3 (8.57%) JAX-RS
3 3 (8.57%) Java SE
3 3 (8.57%) JPA
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) RESTful
4 2 (5.71%) Velocity
4 2 (5.71%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (5.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.71%) AS400
2 2 (5.71%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (5.71%) PKI
2 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) DataPower
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Tandem
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) AIX
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) CRM
2 7 (20.00%) SOA
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.29%) ERP
4 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) Information Security
7 2 (5.71%) ETL
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) TDD
7 2 (5.71%) MVC
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.86%) High Availability
8 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.86%) Database Tuning
8 1 (2.86%) Workflow
8 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) ABAP
3 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) MCP
1 1 (2.86%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 10 (28.57%) SAP
3 6 (17.14%) IBM
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) JBoss
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco