The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
North West / Merseyside
Rank 24 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Middleware 14 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.53% 4.44% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.09% 18.99% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
Median daily rate £400 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +15.38%

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
87 79 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.39% 23.37% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 17
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 11 £401 -19.90%
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 26 (96.30%) SOA
2 18 (66.67%) Oracle
2 18 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (62.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
4 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
5 14 (51.85%) Performance Management
5 14 (51.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 12 (44.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (22.22%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) SOAP
9 5 (18.52%) Web Services
9 5 (18.52%) SMTP
9 5 (18.52%) FTP
9 5 (18.52%) B2B
9 5 (18.52%) Use Case
10 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
10 4 (14.81%) XML
11 3 (11.11%) .NET
11 3 (11.11%) J2EE
11 3 (11.11%) UML
11 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
11 3 (11.11%) Cisco
11 3 (11.11%) HTTPS
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 3 (11.11%) Dell
11 3 (11.11%) EMC
11 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) FTP
1 5 (18.52%) SMTP
2 3 (11.11%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) DBA
2 8 (29.63%) Architect
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared DBA
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Messaging Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Web Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SOA Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (18.52%) SOAP
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) EDIFACT
4 3 (11.11%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) JMS
6 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) SOA
2 14 (51.85%) Performance Management
3 5 (18.52%) B2B
3 5 (18.52%) Use Case
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (7.41%) Presales
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) BPEL
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 12 (44.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Dell
2 3 (11.11%) EMC
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) IBM