The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Middleware Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware Specialist
England / North West
Rank 130 155 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Specialist 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.054% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.057% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £325 £415
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -21.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2491 3537 3103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.79% 94.93% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 2113 1701
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 189 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% +42.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Middleware Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Middleware Specialist in the job title.

Middleware Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Middleware Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Middleware Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Middleware Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester - 2 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Middleware Specialist
England

Middleware Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Middleware Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Middleware Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Middleware
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) JBoss
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (25.00%) HTTP
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Middleware Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (50.00%) JBoss
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Jython
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Chordiant