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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 58 71 27
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -44
Contract jobs citing Middleware 23 9 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.84% 0.79% 5.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.28% 2.51% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +5.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
366 358 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.33% 31.40% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 206 242
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 22
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -14.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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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 1 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 21 (56.76%) Oracle
2 14 (37.84%) Migration
3 13 (35.14%) IBM
4 11 (29.73%) UNIX
4 11 (29.73%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) Linux
4 11 (29.73%) Finance
5 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
5 10 (27.03%) Mainframe
6 9 (24.32%) ETL
6 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database
7 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.62%) Firewall
8 7 (18.92%) WebLogic
8 7 (18.92%) AIX
9 6 (16.22%) LDAP
9 6 (16.22%) Java
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.51%) DB2
10 5 (13.51%) HPUX
10 5 (13.51%) Solaris
10 5 (13.51%) Eclipse
10 5 (13.51%) JMS
10 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
10 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
10 5 (13.51%) NetBeans
10 5 (13.51%) PKI

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
2 7 (18.92%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (8.11%) Apache
4 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) LDAP
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database
2 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.51%) DB2
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
5 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.70%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Eclipse
1 5 (13.51%) NetBeans
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Architect
2 10 (27.03%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) ETL Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.70%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) JMS
1 5 (13.51%) Spring
1 5 (13.51%) Java SE
1 5 (13.51%) Java EE
1 5 (13.51%) JPA
1 5 (13.51%) JAX-RS
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) Regular Expression
4 2 (5.41%) Velocity
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Mainframe
2 5 (13.51%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) Firmware
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) UNIX
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) AIX
3 5 (13.51%) HPUX
3 5 (13.51%) Solaris
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Migration
2 9 (24.32%) ETL
3 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Data Management
6 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Service Management
7 1 (2.70%) Process Management
7 1 (2.70%) Security Management
7 1 (2.70%) Database Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) High Availability
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Java
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.11%) RHEV
2 2 (5.41%) XenApp
2 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (8.11%) Control-M
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Oracle
2 13 (35.14%) IBM
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.81%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Sybase
4 3 (8.11%) EMC
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) CA
4 3 (8.11%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Teradata
5 1 (2.70%) Informatica
5 1 (2.70%) Intel
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Business Objects