The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 26 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.99% 1.34% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.53% 5.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
Middleware
England

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 Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
19 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.41% 24.16% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 7
Average daily rate £500 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Midlands region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) webMethods
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SAP PI
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) WSO2
2 1 (33.33%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (33.33%) Green Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Solace
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Architect
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (33.33%) SAP PI
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) WSDL
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) EAI
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) webMethods
2 1 (33.33%) Green Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Solace
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (33.33%) WSO2