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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 30 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.81% 0.80% 2.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.08% 3.51% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£515 £395 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.37% -12.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-36.38% +20.00%
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
65 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.42% 22.80% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 37
Average daily rate £338 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £28.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 2 September 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
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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 +1 1 £515 +24.09% 2
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Ant
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XQuery
2 2 (50.00%) BEA
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) BPEL
2 2 (50.00%) AquaLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Casewise
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) BPR

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) AquaLogic
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Service Continuity Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) EJB
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) BPEL
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BPR
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) XQuery
2 1 (25.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) BEA
3 1 (25.00%) Casewise
3 1 (25.00%) SAP