The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Milton Keynes 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 53 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 11 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.26% 1.05% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.79% 4.38% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
190 160 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.84% 23.95% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 91 81
Average daily rate £368 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 9 (32.14%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) SOA
4 7 (25.00%) J2EE
4 7 (25.00%) ERP
4 7 (25.00%) EAI
4 7 (25.00%) Change Control
5 6 (21.43%) Degree
5 6 (21.43%) Finance
5 6 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (17.86%) Banking
7 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
7 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
8 3 (10.71%) LAN
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
9 2 (7.14%) C#
9 2 (7.14%) .NET
9 2 (7.14%) UML
9 2 (7.14%) DB2
9 2 (7.14%) XSLT
9 2 (7.14%) ITIL
9 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 2 (7.14%) ETL
9 2 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 6 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.57%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Technical Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) J2EE Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) EAI Architect
5 2 (7.14%) SOA Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Business Architect
5 2 (7.14%) J2EE Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Business Solution Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Deployment Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SOA Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) XSLT
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) EJB
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) JDBC
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
3 1 (3.57%) Servlets
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) SOA
2 7 (25.00%) ERP
2 7 (25.00%) EAI
2 7 (25.00%) Change Control
3 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) UML
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) PMP
2 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
3 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) ILOG