The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 48 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing Middleware 27 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.65% 0.90% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.16% 4.69% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
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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 North East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
242 64 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.75% 19.16% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 32 47
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
Average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +166.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Middleware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Middleware Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 35 (70.00%) Oracle
2 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
3 29 (58.00%) SC Cleared
4 27 (54.00%) Oracle Database
5 25 (50.00%) HP
6 24 (48.00%) Red Hat
7 21 (42.00%) Linux
7 21 (42.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (38.00%) WebLogic
9 18 (36.00%) OpenView
9 18 (36.00%) Open Source
10 17 (34.00%) SOA
10 17 (34.00%) Java
11 16 (32.00%) Finance
12 13 (26.00%) SQL
13 12 (24.00%) ITIL
13 12 (24.00%) AquaLogic
13 12 (24.00%) Java EE
14 11 (22.00%) Firewall
14 11 (22.00%) Service Management
14 11 (22.00%) UNIX
14 11 (22.00%) COBOL
15 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
15 10 (20.00%) Migration
15 10 (20.00%) ICL
15 10 (20.00%) VME
16 9 (18.00%) Fujitsu
16 9 (18.00%) SAN
16 9 (18.00%) SLA
16 9 (18.00%) Citrix

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 19 (38.00%) WebLogic
2 12 (24.00%) AquaLogic
3 4 (8.00%) IBM Notes
3 4 (8.00%) Apache
3 4 (8.00%) IIS
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (4.00%) LiveCycle
4 2 (4.00%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Firewall
2 9 (18.00%) SAN
3 8 (16.00%) LAN
3 8 (16.00%) WAN
3 8 (16.00%) DHCP
3 8 (16.00%) VPN
3 8 (16.00%) DNS
4 4 (8.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (54.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Ant
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Maven
2 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Architect
2 10 (20.00%) DBA
3 9 (18.00%) Oracle DBA
4 8 (16.00%) Applications Architect
4 8 (16.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.00%) Wintel Support
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) UNIX Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Linux Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Informatica Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) Java EE
2 8 (16.00%) Web Services
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (8.00%) SOAP
4 4 (8.00%) J2EE
5 3 (6.00%) JNDI
5 3 (6.00%) JDBC
5 3 (6.00%) JMS
6 2 (4.00%) HTML5
6 2 (4.00%) Play Framework
6 2 (4.00%) XML
6 2 (4.00%) XSLT
6 2 (4.00%) CSS
6 2 (4.00%) HTML
6 2 (4.00%) Spring
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Open Source
2 6 (12.00%) Clustering
3 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.00%) HACMP
6 2 (4.00%) CMDB
7 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Linux
1 21 (42.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (22.00%) UNIX
3 10 (20.00%) VME
4 8 (16.00%) AIX
4 8 (16.00%) Solaris
5 5 (10.00%) Windows
6 4 (8.00%) HPUX
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) SOA
2 12 (24.00%) ITIL
3 11 (22.00%) Service Management
4 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (20.00%) Migration
5 8 (16.00%) Programme Management
6 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (12.00%) Change Management
8 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.00%) High Availability
9 4 (8.00%) Change Data Capture
9 4 (8.00%) CRM
9 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.00%) ERP
9 4 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
10 3 (6.00%) Network Management
11 2 (4.00%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) Java
2 13 (26.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) COBOL
4 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 2 (4.00%) Scala
6 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (58.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (8.00%) KVM
3 4 (8.00%) RHEV
3 4 (8.00%) Terminal Services
3 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.00%) GPFS
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) OpenView
2 3 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (6.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Oracle
2 25 (50.00%) HP
3 24 (48.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (20.00%) ICL
5 9 (18.00%) Fujitsu
5 9 (18.00%) Citrix
6 8 (16.00%) VMware
7 4 (8.00%) Business Objects
7 4 (8.00%) Informatica
7 4 (8.00%) Lotus
8 3 (6.00%) IBM
8 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.00%) Splunk
9 2 (4.00%) WSO2
9 2 (4.00%) JBoss
9 2 (4.00%) Adobe
10 1 (2.00%) Capita