The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 21 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 18 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.97% 1.05% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.30% 3.92% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
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£425 £500 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +65.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £500 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +34.61%
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
47 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.98% 26.70% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 31
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £148 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 18 £425 -15.00% 4
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 20 (68.97%) Oracle
2 13 (44.83%) SOA
2 13 (44.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (37.93%) UNIX
5 10 (34.48%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (31.03%) SDLC
7 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (24.14%) XML
8 6 (20.69%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) Migration
9 5 (17.24%) VMware
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Sybase
9 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
9 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
10 4 (13.79%) Private Cloud
10 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
10 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
10 4 (13.79%) Web Services
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) SQL
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
11 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (37.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Node.js
5 1 (3.45%) Confluence
5 1 (3.45%) AquaLogic
5 1 (3.45%) SAS
5 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
5 1 (3.45%) CICS
5 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
1 3 (10.34%) WAN
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) SSH
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
1 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) DB2
4 2 (6.90%) MySQL
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Designer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Junior
5 1 (3.45%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (24.14%) XML
3 4 (13.79%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) RESTful
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) .NET
5 2 (6.90%) J2EE
5 2 (6.90%) XML Messaging
6 1 (3.45%) Ember.js
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) CSS3
6 1 (3.45%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (3.45%) jQuery
6 1 (3.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.45%) JSON
6 1 (3.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) ISPF
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Private Cloud
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) SOA
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) SDLC
4 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Time Management
8 3 (10.34%) ERP
9 2 (6.90%) ETL
9 2 (6.90%) BPEL
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
9 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (3.45%) People Management
10 1 (3.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) XQuery
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) JCL
4 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.45%) REXX
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
1 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
2 5 (17.24%) Sybase
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Intel
4 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) BEA
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