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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 44 60 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 136 103 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.73% 2.69% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.55% 12.52% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 67 35
Median daily rate £415 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £376 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £683 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +60.00%
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
935 823 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.64% 21.45% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 532 432
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 11
Median hourly rate £27.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.62% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £16.16 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -4 59 £415 -17.00% 10
Lancashire +13 32 £415 -24.54%
Cheshire +13 22 £452 -17.89% 1
Merseyside -9 12 £400 +6.66% 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 88 (35.92%) Linux
2 85 (34.69%) Oracle
3 77 (31.43%) Java
4 68 (27.76%) XML
5 61 (24.90%) SOA
5 61 (24.90%) IBM
6 49 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (18.78%) Finance
8 44 (17.96%) HTTP
9 43 (17.55%) SOAP
10 42 (17.14%) Unix
11 41 (16.73%) C
11 41 (16.73%) J2EE
12 40 (16.33%) Apache
12 40 (16.33%) WebSphere
13 39 (15.92%) Security Cleared
13 39 (15.92%) JBoss
13 39 (15.92%) JavaScript
14 38 (15.51%) JDBC
14 38 (15.51%) High Availability
15 37 (15.10%) Apache Camel
15 37 (15.10%) Tomcat
16 36 (14.69%) Banking
17 35 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (14.29%) MySQL
17 35 (14.29%) REST
18 34 (13.88%) JSON
18 34 (13.88%) Web Services
19 33 (13.47%) COBOL
20 32 (13.06%) ActiveMQ

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 40 (16.33%) Apache
1 40 (16.33%) WebSphere
2 39 (15.92%) JBoss
3 37 (15.10%) Tomcat
4 25 (10.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 24 (9.80%) Tuxedo
6 9 (3.67%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.86%) TPMS
8 6 (2.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.22%) CICS
11 3 (1.22%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.82%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.82%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 2 (0.82%) Liferay
12 2 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Mingle
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
2 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.41%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.27%) Google Analytics
1 8 (3.27%) IaaS
2 4 (1.63%) PaaS
2 4 (1.63%) SaaS
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 44 (17.96%) HTTP
2 6 (2.45%) Firewall
2 6 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.04%) HTTPS
3 5 (2.04%) SSL
4 4 (1.63%) DNS
4 4 (1.63%) SMTP
4 4 (1.63%) SNMP
5 3 (1.22%) FTP
5 3 (1.22%) Network Security
6 2 (0.82%) DMZ
6 2 (0.82%) Internet
6 2 (0.82%) Intranet
6 2 (0.82%) LAN
6 2 (0.82%) LDAP
6 2 (0.82%) SAN
6 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.29%) MySQL
1 35 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.31%) Hadoop
3 11 (4.49%) Data Mining
3 11 (4.49%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.04%) DB2
6 3 (1.22%) DataStage
6 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 20 (8.16%) Subversion
2 14 (5.71%) Eclipse
2 14 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.31%) JUnit
4 6 (2.45%) Selenium
5 5 (2.04%) Introscope
5 5 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.04%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (1.63%) JIRA
7 3 (1.22%) CaliberRM
7 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 46 (18.78%) Finance
2 36 (14.69%) Banking
3 9 (3.67%) Retail
4 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.82%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (32.65%) Developer
2 61 (24.90%) Architect
3 35 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.16%) Technical Leader
5 19 (7.76%) Middleware Developer
6 18 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.53%) Consultant
8 14 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.49%) Analyst
9 11 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.67%) Administrator
11 9 (3.67%) Digital Architect
12 7 (2.86%) Digital Technical Architect
12 7 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (2.86%) WebSphere Specialist
12 7 (2.86%) XML Developer
13 6 (2.45%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.45%) Test Analyst
13 6 (2.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (27.76%) XML
2 43 (17.55%) SOAP
3 41 (16.73%) J2EE
4 38 (15.51%) JDBC
5 37 (15.10%) Apache Camel
6 35 (14.29%) REST
7 34 (13.88%) JSON
7 34 (13.88%) Web Services
8 32 (13.06%) ActiveMQ
9 28 (11.43%) CSS
9 28 (11.43%) CSS3
9 28 (11.43%) HTML
9 28 (11.43%) HTML5
10 21 (8.57%) Spring
11 14 (5.71%) .NET
11 14 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
12 13 (5.31%) AngularJS
12 13 (5.31%) JAXB
12 13 (5.31%) XSLT
13 10 (4.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.08%) IVR
4 9 (3.67%) User Experience
5 7 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.04%) Biometrics
6 5 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.63%) Clustering
8 3 (1.22%) DataPower
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Life Science
9 2 (0.82%) LPAR
10 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.41%) EPoS
10 1 (0.41%) FMCG
10 1 (0.41%) HACMP
10 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (35.92%) Linux
2 42 (17.14%) Unix
3 30 (12.24%) VME
4 23 (9.39%) AIX
5 20 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (6.12%) Windows
7 8 (3.27%) Solaris
8 4 (1.63%) HPUX
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.82%) SUSE
9 2 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.82%) zOS
10 1 (0.41%) MVS
10 1 (0.41%) OS/2
10 1 (0.41%) OS/390
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.90%) SOA
2 49 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (15.51%) High Availability
4 25 (10.20%) CRM
4 25 (10.20%) Open Source
5 20 (8.16%) E-business
6 18 (7.35%) Microservices
6 18 (7.35%) Project Management
6 18 (7.35%) SDLC
7 15 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 15 (6.12%) Line Management
7 15 (6.12%) TOGAF
8 14 (5.71%) Data Management
9 13 (5.31%) Web Development
10 12 (4.90%) Waterfall
11 11 (4.49%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.49%) ERP
11 11 (4.49%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.49%) Prototyping
12 10 (4.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.43%) Java
2 41 (16.73%) C
3 39 (15.92%) JavaScript
4 33 (13.47%) COBOL
5 22 (8.98%) C++
6 18 (7.35%) SQL
7 10 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.04%) C#
8 5 (2.04%) PHP
8 5 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.22%) Python
10 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.41%) Jython
10 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.86%) Degree
5 3 (1.22%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) CCNA
6 2 (0.82%) CCNP
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.41%) HNC
7 1 (0.41%) HND
7 1 (0.41%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.71%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.82%) Firmware
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) GPFS
3 1 (0.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) CA Wily
2 5 (2.04%) Puppet
3 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.22%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.82%) Nagios
4 2 (0.82%) nmon
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.41%) SCOM
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 85 (34.69%) Oracle
2 61 (24.90%) IBM
3 28 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 20 (8.16%) ICL
4 20 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 15 (6.12%) Micro Focus
6 10 (4.08%) HP
7 9 (3.67%) TIBCO
8 8 (3.27%) Google
8 8 (3.27%) webMethods
9 7 (2.86%) CA
9 7 (2.86%) Citrix
10 6 (2.45%) Fujitsu
10 6 (2.45%) Siebel
11 5 (2.04%) Axway
11 5 (2.04%) SAP
11 5 (2.04%) Sybase
12 4 (1.63%) Avaya
12 4 (1.63%) BroadVision
12 4 (1.63%) Nortel
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