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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 97 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 51 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.80% 2.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.22% 6.62% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 19
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £299 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £423
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.47% +18.75%
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
820 770 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.73% 27.17% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 429 332
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £22.20 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -11 19 £425 - 9
Merseyside -5 12 £415 - 2
Cheshire -18 6 £460 +36.29% 1
Lancashire +1 5 £503 +0.50%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (43.18%) Oracle
2 29 (32.95%) UNIX
2 29 (32.95%) Finance
3 23 (26.14%) Windows
3 23 (26.14%) Linux
3 23 (26.14%) Java
4 18 (20.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 17 (19.32%) VMware
6 16 (18.18%) XML
6 16 (18.18%) SOA
6 16 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 14 (15.91%) Mainframe
7 14 (15.91%) IBM
8 13 (14.77%) Banking
9 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (13.64%) Migration
10 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 11 (12.50%) WebSphere
11 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (11.36%) Oracle Service Bus
11 10 (11.36%) Solaris
11 10 (11.36%) WebLogic
12 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
12 9 (10.23%) Spring
12 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (9.09%) VSAM
13 8 (9.09%) BPEL
13 8 (9.09%) Retail
13 8 (9.09%) COBOL
13 8 (9.09%) Oracle ODI

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 10 (11.36%) Oracle Service Bus
2 10 (11.36%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.95%) CICS
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.68%) IIS
5 4 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.27%) Apache
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.27%) JCAPS
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.14%) Documentum
8 1 (1.14%) TPMS
8 1 (1.14%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.14%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.14%) Retail-J
5 1 (1.14%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.55%) PaaS
1 4 (4.55%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.27%) HP Helion
3 1 (1.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) LAN
1 5 (5.68%) WAN
1 5 (5.68%) DHCP
1 5 (5.68%) Firewall
2 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.41%) DNS
2 3 (3.41%) SAN
2 3 (3.41%) NAS
3 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.27%) Wireless
4 1 (1.14%) SSH
4 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (7.95%) DataStage
6 4 (4.55%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.27%) MySQL
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.14%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
2 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Ant
3 1 (1.14%) NetBeans
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 13 (14.77%) Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Developer
2 24 (27.27%) Architect
3 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.09%) Consultant
6 6 (6.82%) Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Technical Architect
6 6 (6.82%) Technical Design Leader
7 5 (5.68%) Tester
7 5 (5.68%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) DBA
8 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.55%) Applications Tester
8 4 (4.55%) Functional Tester
8 4 (4.55%) Lead Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Designer
9 3 (3.41%) webMethods Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (18.18%) XML
3 9 (10.23%) Spring
4 6 (6.82%) XSD
4 6 (6.82%) Web Services
4 6 (6.82%) SOAP
5 5 (5.68%) J2EE
5 5 (5.68%) WSDL
5 5 (5.68%) XML Messaging
6 4 (4.55%) HTML
6 4 (4.55%) CSS
7 3 (3.41%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.41%) JMS
8 2 (2.27%) Java EE
8 2 (2.27%) JSR 168
8 2 (2.27%) Spring Web Flow
8 2 (2.27%) jQuery
8 2 (2.27%) RESTful
8 2 (2.27%) JDBC
8 2 (2.27%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Mainframe
2 8 (9.09%) VSAM
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) Tandem
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Derivative
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) Open Source
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.95%) UNIX
2 23 (26.14%) Windows
2 23 (26.14%) Linux
3 10 (11.36%) Solaris
4 7 (7.95%) AIX
5 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.14%) VME
9 1 (1.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) SOA
2 12 (13.64%) Migration
3 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.09%) BPEL
5 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.68%) Project Planning
6 5 (5.68%) Project Management
6 5 (5.68%) ERP
7 4 (4.55%) ITIL
7 4 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.55%) Functional Testing
7 4 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.55%) DevOps
8 3 (3.41%) Process Management
8 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.27%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) Java
2 8 (9.09%) COBOL
3 4 (4.55%) SQL
3 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.27%) XQuery
5 2 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.14%) PHP
6 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.14%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) C#
6 1 (1.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) PMP
3 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.14%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) Puppet
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.55%) Ansible
2 4 (4.55%) Salt
3 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (43.18%) Oracle
2 17 (19.32%) VMware
3 14 (15.91%) IBM
4 7 (7.95%) CA
5 5 (5.68%) TIBCO
5 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.68%) Sybase
6 4 (4.55%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) webMethods
7 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.27%) SAP
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco
9 1 (1.14%) EMC
9 1 (1.14%) Citrix
9 1 (1.14%) BEA
9 1 (1.14%) Primavera
9 1 (1.14%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.14%) Veritas
9 1 (1.14%) Veeam
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