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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 55 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing Middleware 15 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.88% 1.34% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.85% 6.10% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.37%
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
219 82 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.44% 21.98% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 40 44
Average daily rate £352 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.28% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 15
Average hourly rate £24.66 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.47% +23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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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 -19 15 £250 -52.38% 1
Durham - - - - 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (85.37%) Oracle
2 28 (68.29%) HP
3 26 (63.41%) Oracle Database
4 25 (60.98%) OpenView
4 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared
5 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
6 23 (56.10%) Red Hat
7 21 (51.22%) SOA
7 21 (51.22%) Linux
7 21 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (48.78%) WebLogic
8 20 (48.78%) ITIL
9 19 (46.34%) Java
10 18 (43.90%) Finance
11 16 (39.02%) AquaLogic
12 15 (36.59%) Java EE
13 14 (34.15%) SQL
14 11 (26.83%) Problem Management
15 10 (24.39%) SLA
16 9 (21.95%) Change Management
17 8 (19.51%) Clustering
17 8 (19.51%) Citrix
17 8 (19.51%) SAN
17 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
17 8 (19.51%) Windows
18 7 (17.07%) IBM Notes
18 7 (17.07%) Apache
18 7 (17.07%) IIS
18 7 (17.07%) UNIX
18 7 (17.07%) Terminal Services

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (48.78%) WebLogic
2 16 (39.02%) AquaLogic
3 7 (17.07%) IBM Notes
3 7 (17.07%) Apache
3 7 (17.07%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Tuxedo
4 1 (2.44%) OpenROAD
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) SAN
2 6 (14.63%) Firewall
2 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) DHCP
2 6 (14.63%) LDAP
3 3 (7.32%) LAN
3 3 (7.32%) WAN
3 3 (7.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (63.41%) Oracle Database
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.76%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Ant
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) DBA
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (14.63%) Administrator
3 6 (14.63%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Wintel Support
4 4 (9.76%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) UNIX Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Informatica Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Java EE
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 5 (12.20%) J2EE
3 5 (12.20%) SOAP
4 4 (9.76%) JNDI
4 4 (9.76%) JMS
4 4 (9.76%) JDBC
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Clustering
2 7 (17.07%) Open Source
3 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) CMDB
4 2 (4.88%) HACMP
5 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Linux
1 21 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (19.51%) Windows
3 7 (17.07%) UNIX
4 4 (9.76%) VME
5 3 (7.32%) Solaris
5 3 (7.32%) AIX
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) SOA
2 20 (48.78%) ITIL
3 11 (26.83%) Problem Management
4 9 (21.95%) Change Management
5 7 (17.07%) Service Management
5 7 (17.07%) Incident Management
6 6 (14.63%) Network Management
7 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.20%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (12.20%) High Availability
8 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
8 4 (9.76%) Migration
8 4 (9.76%) CRM
9 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (9.76%) COBOL
6 2 (4.88%) C
7 1 (2.44%) VB
7 1 (2.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Terminal Services
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.88%) GPFS
5 1 (2.44%) KVM
5 1 (2.44%) RHEV
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (60.98%) OpenView
2 5 (12.20%) HP SIM
3 3 (7.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.88%) OVSD
5 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Oracle
2 28 (68.29%) HP
3 23 (56.10%) Red Hat
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) Lotus
6 6 (14.63%) Splunk
6 6 (14.63%) VMware
7 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.20%) Informatica
8 4 (9.76%) Fujitsu
8 4 (9.76%) ICL
8 4 (9.76%) Business Objects
9 2 (4.88%) IBM