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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 68 87 67
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 82 41 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 1.36% 2.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.94% 5.85% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 26
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +17.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £345 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-25.47% +34.61%
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
825 701 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 23.18% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 420 332
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £20.40 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.40 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Manchester +6 31 £500 +25.00% 8
Lancashire +20 22 £570 +3.63%
Merseyside 0 13 £325 - 11
Cheshire -3 12 £550 +46.66% 7
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England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 55 (43.31%) UNIX
2 49 (38.58%) Oracle
3 41 (32.28%) Java
4 40 (31.50%) Finance
5 26 (20.47%) Linux
6 25 (19.69%) SOA
6 25 (19.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 23 (18.11%) Windows
8 21 (16.54%) XML
9 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
10 18 (14.17%) Mainframe
11 17 (13.39%) WebSphere
11 17 (13.39%) VMware
11 17 (13.39%) Oracle Database
12 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (11.02%) Banking
12 14 (11.02%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (11.02%) IBM
12 14 (11.02%) SQL
12 14 (11.02%) Oracle Service Bus
13 13 (10.24%) Oracle BPM
13 13 (10.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (10.24%) WebLogic
14 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
14 12 (9.45%) J2EE
14 12 (9.45%) ERP
14 12 (9.45%) Spring
14 12 (9.45%) Migration
14 12 (9.45%) Workflow
15 11 (8.66%) BPEL

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (13.39%) WebSphere
2 14 (11.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (10.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (10.24%) WebLogic
4 8 (6.30%) CICS
5 4 (3.15%) JBoss
5 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.15%) IIS
5 4 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.36%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.36%) Documentum
6 3 (2.36%) Apache
6 3 (2.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.36%) Oracle BPEL
6 3 (2.36%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.79%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MS Office
1 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (10.24%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (7.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.57%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.79%) Primavera
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.79%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.79%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.15%) PaaS
1 4 (3.15%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.57%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) SAN
1 5 (3.94%) Firewall
1 5 (3.94%) LAN
1 5 (3.94%) WAN
2 4 (3.15%) DHCP
3 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.36%) DNS
3 3 (2.36%) NAS
4 2 (1.57%) LDAP
5 1 (0.79%) SSL
5 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.79%) Wireless
5 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) Oracle Database
2 14 (11.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.30%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (4.72%) DataStage
6 6 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.94%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (3.94%) DB2
7 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.36%) MySQL
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.57%) Ant
1 2 (1.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.79%) Subversion
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 40 (31.50%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (48.03%) Architect
2 32 (25.20%) Developer
3 24 (18.90%) Technical Architect
4 15 (11.81%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (8.66%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.66%) Consultant
6 10 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.30%) Java Architect
8 6 (4.72%) Technical Design Leader
8 6 (4.72%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (3.94%) Tester
9 5 (3.94%) Systems Architect
9 5 (3.94%) webMethods Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Oracle Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Lead Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Functional Tester
10 4 (3.15%) Applications Tester
10 4 (3.15%) Oracle Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.36%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (2.36%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 21 (16.54%) XML
3 12 (9.45%) J2EE
3 12 (9.45%) Spring
4 8 (6.30%) XML Messaging
4 8 (6.30%) Web Services
4 8 (6.30%) XSD
5 7 (5.51%) SOAP
5 7 (5.51%) WSDL
6 5 (3.94%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.15%) HTML
8 3 (2.36%) EJB
8 3 (2.36%) .NET
8 3 (2.36%) JavaBeans
9 2 (1.57%) Apache CXF
9 2 (1.57%) RESTful
9 2 (1.57%) jQuery
9 2 (1.57%) JSF
9 2 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.57%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Mainframe
2 11 (8.66%) Open Source
3 8 (6.30%) VSAM
4 7 (5.51%) BYOD
5 4 (3.15%) Reference Data
5 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.15%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.36%) PKI
6 3 (2.36%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.57%) Replication
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) Derivative
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (43.31%) UNIX
2 26 (20.47%) Linux
3 23 (18.11%) Windows
4 11 (8.66%) MVS
5 8 (6.30%) VME
5 8 (6.30%) Solaris
6 6 (4.72%) AIX
7 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.69%) SOA
2 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.45%) ERP
3 12 (9.45%) Migration
3 12 (9.45%) Workflow
4 11 (8.66%) BPEL
5 9 (7.09%) CRM
5 9 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.30%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.51%) Process Management
8 6 (4.72%) Project Management
8 6 (4.72%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.94%) UML
9 5 (3.94%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (3.94%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.94%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (3.15%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.28%) Java
2 14 (11.02%) SQL
3 8 (6.30%) Scala
3 8 (6.30%) COBOL
4 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.57%) C#
4 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.57%) Perl
4 2 (1.57%) JCL
4 2 (1.57%) XQuery
5 1 (0.79%) REXX
5 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) PHP
5 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) PMP
3 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.79%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.79%) RACF
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) SCCM
2 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.15%) Salt
2 4 (3.15%) Ansible
2 4 (3.15%) Puppet
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (38.58%) Oracle
2 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.39%) VMware
4 14 (11.02%) IBM
5 11 (8.66%) Sybase
6 8 (6.30%) TIBCO
6 8 (6.30%) CA
7 6 (4.72%) webMethods
8 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.94%) SAP
9 4 (3.15%) HP
10 2 (1.57%) Veeam
10 2 (1.57%) Intel
10 2 (1.57%) Veritas
11 1 (0.79%) Syclo
11 1 (0.79%) BEA
11 1 (0.79%) Cisco
11 1 (0.79%) Micro Focus
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