The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills 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 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 108 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 36 109 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 3.85% 2.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.51% 13.56% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 62 53
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
799 804 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 28.39% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 454 537
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £16.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Middleware
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 across the North West region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Middleware
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 within the North West 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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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
Manchester -6 16 £425 -10.52% 3
Cheshire -31 13 £420 +24.44%
Merseyside -8 5 £440 +15.03%
Lancashire -22 1 - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 49 (53.85%) Oracle
2 39 (42.86%) Finance
3 33 (36.26%) Java
4 28 (30.77%) SOA
5 22 (24.18%) UNIX
6 21 (23.08%) Linux
6 21 (23.08%) IBM
7 20 (21.98%) Windows
8 18 (19.78%) Solaris
9 17 (18.68%) Red Hat
10 16 (17.58%) XML
10 16 (17.58%) Migration
10 16 (17.58%) Spring
10 16 (17.58%) Oracle Fusion
11 15 (16.48%) WebLogic
11 15 (16.48%) Web Services
12 14 (15.38%) Banking
13 13 (14.29%) WebSphere
13 13 (14.29%) Mainframe
13 13 (14.29%) Oracle Database
14 12 (13.19%) AIX
15 11 (12.09%) Tomcat
15 11 (12.09%) HP
15 11 (12.09%) Retail
16 10 (10.99%) Apache
16 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
17 9 (9.89%) JBoss
17 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
17 9 (9.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (16.48%) WebLogic
2 13 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 11 (12.09%) Tomcat
4 10 (10.99%) Apache
5 9 (9.89%) JBoss
5 9 (9.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (5.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (4.40%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (4.40%) CICS
8 3 (3.30%) IIS
8 3 (3.30%) AquaLogic
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (2.20%) CMS
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.10%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.10%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
1 1 (1.10%) IaaS
1 1 (1.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Firewall
2 3 (3.30%) FTP
2 3 (3.30%) LDAP
3 2 (2.20%) NAS
3 2 (2.20%) HTTP
3 2 (2.20%) LAN
3 2 (2.20%) WAN
3 2 (2.20%) SAN
4 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.10%) Wireless
4 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.10%) DHCP
4 1 (1.10%) DNS
4 1 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.30%) DataStage
5 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.10%) MySQL
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) MS Access
6 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Eclipse
1 5 (5.49%) NetBeans
2 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.20%) Maven
3 2 (2.20%) Introscope
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (1.10%) Ant
4 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 39 (42.86%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Banking
3 11 (12.09%) Retail
4 5 (5.49%) Advertising
4 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (38.46%) Developer
2 21 (23.08%) Architect
3 14 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.89%) Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Middleware Developer
5 8 (8.79%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Administrator
7 5 (5.49%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (5.49%) SOA Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) DBA
9 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.30%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.30%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) XML
1 16 (17.58%) Spring
1 16 (17.58%) Oracle Fusion
2 15 (16.48%) Web Services
3 8 (8.79%) Java EE
3 8 (8.79%) JMS
3 8 (8.79%) J2EE
4 7 (7.69%) HTML
4 7 (7.69%) RESTful
5 5 (5.49%) .NET
5 5 (5.49%) XSLT
5 5 (5.49%) Java SE
5 5 (5.49%) JPA
5 5 (5.49%) Hibernate
5 5 (5.49%) Apache Camel
5 5 (5.49%) JAX-RS
6 4 (4.40%) XML Messaging
7 3 (3.30%) XSD
7 3 (3.30%) Struts
7 3 (3.30%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.30%) VSAM
3 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.20%) Replication
3 2 (2.20%) Tandem
3 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) AS400
4 1 (1.10%) Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.10%) Life Science
4 1 (1.10%) PKI
4 1 (1.10%) Open Source
4 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.18%) UNIX
2 21 (23.08%) Linux
3 20 (21.98%) Windows
4 18 (19.78%) Solaris
5 12 (13.19%) AIX
6 8 (8.79%) HPUX
7 7 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.20%) SUSE
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.10%) VMS
9 1 (1.10%) Android
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) SOA
2 16 (17.58%) Migration
3 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
5 6 (6.59%) Change Management
5 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.49%) Analytics
7 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.40%) ITIL
7 4 (4.40%) ETL
7 4 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.30%) Project Management
8 3 (3.30%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.30%) Data Management
8 3 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.30%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (3.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) Java
2 8 (8.79%) SQL
3 5 (5.49%) C#
3 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.40%) Python
4 4 (4.40%) Perl
4 4 (4.40%) COBOL
4 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.40%) XQuery
5 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.20%) PHP
7 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Firmware
1 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.30%) RHEV
3 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.10%) XenApp
4 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle Identity Management
1 4 (4.40%) CA Wily
1 4 (4.40%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.30%) Control-M
3 2 (2.20%) Puppet
3 2 (2.20%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.20%) SCCM
3 2 (2.20%) Foglight
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.10%) OpenView
4 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 49 (53.85%) Oracle
2 21 (23.08%) IBM
3 17 (18.68%) Red Hat
4 11 (12.09%) HP
5 8 (8.79%) VMware
5 8 (8.79%) CA
6 7 (7.69%) Sybase
6 7 (7.69%) TIBCO
7 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.40%) EMC
9 3 (3.30%) Sun
9 3 (3.30%) BEA
9 3 (3.30%) Informatica
9 3 (3.30%) NetApp
9 3 (3.30%) Business Objects
9 3 (3.30%) SAP
9 3 (3.30%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (2.20%) FatWire
10 2 (2.20%) Intel
11 1 (1.10%) Citrix