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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
England / North West
Rank 75 64 105
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +41
Contract jobs citing Middleware 56 100 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 2.63% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.91% 10.10% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 15
Median daily rate £443 £457 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £381 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +15.38%

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
810 990 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.14% 26.08% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 624 531
Median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 40 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £30.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +21.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Merseyside +2 14 £400 -20.00%
Cheshire +4 12 £475 +11.76% 1
Lancashire -1 12 £525 +9.09%
Manchester -7 6 £400 +6.66% 9
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 54 (39.42%) Oracle
2 53 (38.69%) SOA
3 43 (31.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 35 (25.55%) Unix
4 35 (25.55%) Windows
4 35 (25.55%) Linux
5 27 (19.71%) AIX
5 27 (19.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 26 (18.98%) Web Services
7 25 (18.25%) WebSphere
8 24 (17.52%) XML
8 24 (17.52%) Migration
9 23 (16.79%) Java
9 23 (16.79%) SQL
9 23 (16.79%) IBM
9 23 (16.79%) Security Cleared
10 22 (16.06%) DB2
11 21 (15.33%) JavaScript
11 21 (15.33%) SC Cleared
11 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (14.60%) J2EE
12 20 (14.60%) JBoss
13 19 (13.87%) JSON
13 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (13.14%) Banking
14 18 (13.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 18 (13.14%) WebSphere MQ
14 18 (13.14%) Big Data
15 16 (11.68%) Perl
15 16 (11.68%) Microservices

Middleware
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 43 (31.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (18.25%) WebSphere
3 20 (14.60%) JBoss
4 18 (13.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (10.95%) WebLogic
6 14 (10.22%) Apache
7 12 (8.76%) Tomcat
8 6 (4.38%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (4.38%) IIS
8 6 (4.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (4.38%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (3.65%) nginx
10 3 (2.19%) Oracle 10gAS
10 3 (2.19%) SAS
11 1 (0.73%) Confluence
11 1 (0.73%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.73%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Integration
11 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Mingle
1 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.92%) PaaS
3 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.73%) IaaS
4 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.22%) HTTP
2 11 (8.03%) SSL
3 8 (5.84%) DNS
3 8 (5.84%) FTP
3 8 (5.84%) Kerberos
3 8 (5.84%) SMTP
4 5 (3.65%) LDAP
5 3 (2.19%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.19%) SNMP
5 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.73%) Firewall
6 1 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.06%) DB2
2 18 (13.14%) Big Data
3 16 (11.68%) Relational Database
4 15 (10.95%) MongoDB
4 15 (10.95%) NoSQL
4 15 (10.95%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.84%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.65%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.46%) MySQL
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.19%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.19%) Hudson
2 3 (2.19%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.19%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (1.46%) JIRA
3 2 (1.46%) Subversion
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (13.14%) Banking
2 14 (10.22%) Finance
3 5 (3.65%) Billing
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.73%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 41 (29.93%) Architect
2 21 (15.33%) Developer
3 17 (12.41%) DBA
4 15 (10.95%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (9.49%) Administrator
6 10 (7.30%) Analyst
7 9 (6.57%) Consultant
7 9 (6.57%) Oracle DBA
8 7 (5.11%) Middleware Administrator
8 7 (5.11%) Middleware Specialist
9 6 (4.38%) Integration Architect
9 6 (4.38%) Middleware Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Middleware Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared DBA
10 5 (3.65%) Applications Architect
10 5 (3.65%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.65%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.71%) Oracle Fusion
2 26 (18.98%) Web Services
3 24 (17.52%) XML
4 20 (14.60%) J2EE
5 19 (13.87%) JSON
6 18 (13.14%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (6.57%) SOAP
8 5 (3.65%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (2.92%) .NET
9 4 (2.92%) HTML
9 4 (2.92%) JMS
9 4 (2.92%) REST
10 3 (2.19%) Ajax
10 3 (2.19%) EDIFACT
10 3 (2.19%) jQuery
11 2 (1.46%) HTML5
11 2 (1.46%) JAAS
11 2 (1.46%) Java SE
11 2 (1.46%) Spring
11 2 (1.46%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.49%) Mainframe
3 12 (8.76%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.30%) Clustering
5 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.73%) DataPower
7 1 (0.73%) Derivative
7 1 (0.73%) EPoS
7 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.73%) iSeries
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Social Media
7 1 (0.73%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.55%) Linux
1 35 (25.55%) Unix
1 35 (25.55%) Windows
2 27 (19.71%) AIX
3 10 (7.30%) Solaris
4 7 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.65%) HPUX
6 4 (2.92%) OS/2
7 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.69%) SOA
2 24 (17.52%) Migration
3 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.68%) Microservices
5 14 (10.22%) CRM
5 14 (10.22%) Performance Management
6 10 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (7.30%) ITIL
6 10 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.84%) Data Migration
7 8 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.11%) DevOps
9 6 (4.38%) B2B
9 6 (4.38%) Change Management
9 6 (4.38%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.38%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (3.65%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.65%) Scrum
10 5 (3.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.79%) Java
1 23 (16.79%) SQL
2 21 (15.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (11.68%) Perl
4 10 (7.30%) Jython
5 8 (5.84%) Python
6 6 (4.38%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.46%) Go
9 2 (1.46%) Ruby
10 1 (0.73%) C++
10 1 (0.73%) COBOL
10 1 (0.73%) JCL
10 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 23 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.46%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (10.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 12 (8.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.46%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.46%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.46%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (1.46%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.46%) Netcool
4 2 (1.46%) SCOM
5 1 (0.73%) Puppet
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (39.42%) Oracle
2 23 (16.79%) IBM
3 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.57%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.84%) VMware
6 4 (2.92%) CA
7 3 (2.19%) Cisco
7 3 (2.19%) Dell
7 3 (2.19%) EMC
7 3 (2.19%) Micro Focus
8 2 (1.46%) HP
8 2 (1.46%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.73%) Axway
9 1 (0.73%) Google
9 1 (0.73%) Kony
9 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.73%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.73%) Yahoo!