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 September 2015 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 61 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing Middleware 26 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.39% 2.51% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.81% 8.24% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £29.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+27.73% -33.88%
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 North East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
333 182 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.66% 30.49% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 120 33
Average daily rate £415 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £87.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +169.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 September 2015.

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
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 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -18 18 £320 -8.57% 1
Durham +5 8 £425 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 27 (75.00%) Oracle
2 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 19 (52.78%) ITIL
4 18 (50.00%) Java
5 16 (44.44%) WebLogic
6 15 (41.67%) J2EE
6 15 (41.67%) Linux
6 15 (41.67%) SOA
6 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
7 14 (38.89%) AquaLogic
7 14 (38.89%) Problem Management
7 14 (38.89%) Finance
7 14 (38.89%) SOAP
8 13 (36.11%) Web Services
8 13 (36.11%) LDAP
8 13 (36.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (36.11%) Oracle Database
9 12 (33.33%) HP
9 12 (33.33%) Red Hat
9 12 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (30.56%) Tuxedo
11 10 (27.78%) JMS
11 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
11 10 (27.78%) Service Management
12 9 (25.00%) Clustering
12 9 (25.00%) JNDI
12 9 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (25.00%) Informatica
12 9 (25.00%) Shell Script
12 9 (25.00%) SLA

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 16 (44.44%) WebLogic
2 14 (38.89%) AquaLogic
3 11 (30.56%) Tuxedo
4 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (13.89%) MQSeries
5 5 (13.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.78%) SAS
6 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) LDAP
2 5 (13.89%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) Oracle Database
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (13.89%) IDMS
4 4 (11.11%) OLTP
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Informatica Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (5.56%) ETL Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Middleware Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.78%) ETL Designer
6 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (2.78%) SAS Developer
6 1 (2.78%) ETL Developer
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) J2EE
2 14 (38.89%) SOAP
3 13 (36.11%) Web Services
4 10 (27.78%) JMS
5 9 (25.00%) JDBC
5 9 (25.00%) JNDI
6 5 (13.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (13.89%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) Java EE
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (5.56%) RESTful
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.78%) JSTL
8 1 (2.78%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.78%) WCF
8 1 (2.78%) jQuery
8 1 (2.78%) Ajax
8 1 (2.78%) XSL
8 1 (2.78%) XSLT
8 1 (2.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Clustering
2 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Linux
2 12 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (25.00%) UNIX
4 6 (16.67%) Windows
4 6 (16.67%) VME
5 5 (13.89%) Solaris
5 5 (13.89%) OS/390
5 5 (13.89%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) ITIL
2 15 (41.67%) SOA
3 14 (38.89%) Problem Management
4 13 (36.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (27.78%) Service Management
6 9 (25.00%) High Availability
7 8 (22.22%) ETL
8 7 (19.44%) Change Management
8 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (13.89%) Release Management
9 5 (13.89%) QMS
9 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
9 5 (13.89%) Migration
9 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
10 4 (11.11%) Project Management
10 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 4 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
10 4 (11.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 9 (25.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
3 5 (13.89%) C++
3 5 (13.89%) Perl
3 5 (13.89%) C
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) OpenView
2 2 (5.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Oracle
2 12 (33.33%) HP
2 12 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.00%) Informatica
5 6 (16.67%) IBM
6 5 (13.89%) Sun
6 5 (13.89%) Metastorm
6 5 (13.89%) Axway
6 5 (13.89%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.78%) BT