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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 53 72 41
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -31
Contract jobs citing Middleware 59 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.31% 2.00% 3.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.18% 6.34% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 12
Median daily rate £370 £363 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +25.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.66 - £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £28.63
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.79%
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
416 347 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.41% 31.57% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 239 158
Median daily rate £380 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £7.25 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £17.50 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +14 57 £365 +14.06% 4
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 82 (70.69%) ITIL
2 75 (64.66%) Windows
3 66 (56.90%) Microsoft
4 65 (56.03%) Oracle
5 63 (54.31%) Unix
6 61 (52.59%) Solaris
7 57 (49.14%) AIX
8 55 (47.41%) HP
9 54 (46.55%) Security Cleared
10 49 (42.24%) Windows Server
11 43 (37.07%) SC Cleared
12 40 (34.48%) Service Delivery
13 39 (33.62%) Change Management
14 38 (32.76%) SQL
14 38 (32.76%) Problem Management
15 37 (31.90%) Configuration Management
15 37 (31.90%) Firewall
16 36 (31.03%) IBM
17 35 (30.17%) Root Cause Analysis
18 30 (25.86%) High Availability
19 28 (24.14%) Release Management
19 28 (24.14%) Active Directory
19 28 (24.14%) OpenView
19 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (24.14%) SQL Server
20 25 (21.55%) WebLogic
20 25 (21.55%) Linux
21 24 (20.69%) QMS
22 23 (19.83%) IBM Integration Bus
22 23 (19.83%) WebSphere

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (21.55%) WebLogic
2 23 (19.83%) Tuxedo
2 23 (19.83%) WebSphere
3 22 (18.97%) MQSeries
3 22 (18.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 21 (18.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 20 (17.24%) Apache
5 20 (17.24%) IBM Notes
5 20 (17.24%) IIS
6 17 (14.66%) Oracle Application Server
7 14 (12.07%) AquaLogic
8 2 (1.72%) CMS
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.86%) FileNet
9 1 (0.86%) JBoss
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (19.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (12.07%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.86%) SDL Web 8
Communications & Networking
1 37 (31.90%) Firewall
2 20 (17.24%) DHCP
2 20 (17.24%) DNS
3 16 (13.79%) SSL
4 12 (10.34%) LAN
4 12 (10.34%) VPN
4 12 (10.34%) WAN
5 8 (6.90%) SAN
6 7 (6.03%) HTTP
6 7 (6.03%) HTTPS
6 7 (6.03%) iSCSI
6 7 (6.03%) NAS
7 4 (3.45%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.45%) LDAP
8 2 (1.72%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (17.24%) MSI
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (0.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (26.72%) Support Engineer
2 20 (17.24%) Middleware Engineer
3 17 (14.66%) Unix Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) Automation Engineer
5 12 (10.34%) Wintel Support
6 8 (6.90%) Applications Architect
6 8 (6.90%) Architect
7 7 (6.03%) Migration Architect
7 7 (6.03%) Unix Support
8 6 (5.17%) Server Support
8 6 (5.17%) Unix Support Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) AIX Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) AIX Support
9 5 (4.31%) Middleware Specialist
9 5 (4.31%) Solaris Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Support Specialist
9 5 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Windows Support Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.83%) IBM Integration Bus
2 15 (12.93%) J2EE
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.86%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.24%) Clustering
2 17 (14.66%) Management Information System
3 16 (13.79%) Mainframe
4 14 (12.07%) Computer Science
5 10 (8.62%) HACMP
6 9 (7.76%) CMDB
6 9 (7.76%) Public Cloud
6 9 (7.76%) User Experience
7 8 (6.90%) AS400
7 8 (6.90%) Tandem
8 4 (3.45%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 75 (64.66%) Windows
2 63 (54.31%) Unix
3 61 (52.59%) Solaris
4 57 (49.14%) AIX
5 49 (42.24%) Windows Server
6 25 (21.55%) Linux
7 22 (18.97%) OS/390
8 10 (8.62%) HPUX
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (70.69%) ITIL
2 40 (34.48%) Service Delivery
3 39 (33.62%) Change Management
4 38 (32.76%) Problem Management
5 37 (31.90%) Configuration Management
6 35 (30.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 30 (25.86%) High Availability
8 28 (24.14%) Release Management
9 24 (20.69%) QMS
10 22 (18.97%) ITSM
11 21 (18.10%) Incident Management
11 21 (18.10%) ITIL V3
12 20 (17.24%) Application Packaging
13 17 (14.66%) Security Management
14 12 (10.34%) Service Management
15 11 (9.48%) OO
16 9 (7.76%) CRM
16 9 (7.76%) E-Commerce
16 9 (7.76%) Knowledge Management
16 9 (7.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.76%) SQL
2 22 (18.97%) Java
3 17 (14.66%) C++
3 17 (14.66%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.79%) C
4 16 (13.79%) Perl
5 13 (11.21%) Jython
5 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
5 13 (11.21%) Python
6 1 (0.86%) Groovy
6 1 (0.86%) PHP
6 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (46.55%) Security Cleared
2 43 (37.07%) SC Cleared
3 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (18.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (12.93%) Degree
6 10 (8.62%) IBM AIX Certification
7 8 (6.90%) CCNA
7 8 (6.90%) CCNP
7 8 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (6.90%) MCDBA
7 8 (6.90%) MCP
7 8 (6.90%) MCSE
8 7 (6.03%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.86%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.97%) SLA
2 15 (12.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (7.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (17.24%) Terminal Services
4 10 (8.62%) GPFS
5 1 (0.86%) KVM
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.86%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 28 (24.14%) OpenView
2 22 (18.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (17.24%) Microsoft Clustering
3 20 (17.24%) Perfmon
4 14 (12.07%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 14 (12.07%) HP SIM
5 13 (11.21%) SCOrch
6 12 (10.34%) BladeLogic
6 12 (10.34%) Puppet
7 4 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.72%) SCCM
8 2 (1.72%) WSUS
9 1 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.86%) OVSD
9 1 (0.86%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 66 (56.90%) Microsoft
2 65 (56.03%) Oracle
3 55 (47.41%) HP
4 36 (31.03%) IBM
5 22 (18.97%) CA
6 21 (18.10%) VMware
7 20 (17.24%) Citrix
7 20 (17.24%) Lotus
8 19 (16.38%) Sun
9 15 (12.93%) Red Hat
10 14 (12.07%) Axway
11 13 (11.21%) BMC
11 13 (11.21%) Fujitsu
12 12 (10.34%) Dell
13 11 (9.48%) ServiceNow
14 10 (8.62%) SAP
15 4 (3.45%) EMC
16 2 (1.72%) F5
16 2 (1.72%) Symantec
16 2 (1.72%) TIBCO
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