The first table below looks at the demand for the Middleware Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Specialist
Rank 125 - 111
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Specialist 4 0 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £488
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2840 2467 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.57% 92.40% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1516
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 189 225
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Middleware Specialist
England

Middleware Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Specialist in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Cheshire - - - -
Middleware Specialist
England

Middleware Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Middleware Specialist in their job title 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 with Middleware Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) BladeLogic
2 5 (83.33%) Tumbleweed
2 5 (83.33%) Splunk
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 5 (83.33%) TIBCO
2 5 (83.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) MSDE
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux

Middleware Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Middleware Specialist in their job title 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 with Middleware Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Security Management
1 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) BladeLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) TIBCO
1 5 (83.33%) Tumbleweed
1 5 (83.33%) Splunk
1 5 (83.33%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix