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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 104 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 45 70 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 2.54% 1.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.47% 9.21% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 18
Average daily rate
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£431 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £309 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £470 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
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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
823 760 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.88% 27.62% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 420 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £47.80 £29.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 4 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 4 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 -21 14 £425 -5.55% 10
Merseyside -3 11 £415 +3.70% 4
Cheshire -34 8 £500 +48.14% 1
Lancashire -11 4 - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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 34 (39.53%) Oracle
2 33 (38.37%) Finance
3 29 (33.72%) UNIX
4 25 (29.07%) Java
5 23 (26.74%) Linux
6 20 (23.26%) SOA
7 17 (19.77%) Windows
7 17 (19.77%) Oracle Fusion
8 16 (18.60%) XML
9 15 (17.44%) Banking
10 14 (16.28%) IBM
10 14 (16.28%) Mainframe
10 14 (16.28%) Oracle Database
11 12 (13.95%) Migration
11 12 (13.95%) VMware
12 11 (12.79%) Spring
13 10 (11.63%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (11.63%) Solaris
13 10 (11.63%) COBOL
13 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
14 9 (10.47%) WebLogic
14 9 (10.47%) CICS
14 9 (10.47%) CA
14 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (10.47%) WebSphere
14 9 (10.47%) Retail
14 9 (10.47%) VSAM
14 9 (10.47%) Oracle ODI

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 10 (11.63%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (10.47%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.47%) CICS
2 9 (10.47%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (6.98%) IIS
5 4 (4.65%) Apache
5 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (3.49%) JBoss
7 2 (2.33%) JCAPS
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.16%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.16%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.16%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.16%) SAP PLM
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) OpenShift
1 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.49%) PaaS
2 2 (2.33%) HP Helion
3 1 (1.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) LAN
1 5 (5.81%) WAN
2 4 (4.65%) DHCP
3 3 (3.49%) DNS
3 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.49%) Firewall
4 2 (2.33%) NAS
4 2 (2.33%) SAN
5 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.16%) FTP
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
5 1 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle ODI
4 8 (9.30%) DataStage
5 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.33%) MySQL
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.16%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Ant
3 2 (2.33%) Maven
3 2 (2.33%) Subversion
3 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) Introscope
4 1 (1.16%) NetBeans
General
1 33 (38.37%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Developer
2 21 (24.42%) Architect
3 11 (12.79%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (10.47%) Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Consultant
6 7 (8.14%) Technical Design Leader
7 6 (6.98%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Lead Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Design Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (3.49%) DBA
10 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Designer
11 2 (2.33%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 16 (18.60%) XML
3 11 (12.79%) Spring
4 8 (9.30%) Web Services
5 7 (8.14%) XSD
6 6 (6.98%) HTML
7 5 (5.81%) J2EE
7 5 (5.81%) XSLT
7 5 (5.81%) XML Messaging
8 4 (4.65%) WSDL
8 4 (4.65%) CSS
8 4 (4.65%) SOAP
9 3 (3.49%) .NET
9 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
10 2 (2.33%) RESTful
10 2 (2.33%) JSR 168
10 2 (2.33%) Spring Web Flow
10 2 (2.33%) jQuery
10 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Mainframe
2 9 (10.47%) VSAM
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Replication
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Tandem
5 1 (1.16%) Derivative
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) UNIX
2 23 (26.74%) Linux
3 17 (19.77%) Windows
4 10 (11.63%) Solaris
5 8 (9.30%) AIX
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.16%) SUSE
8 1 (1.16%) VME
8 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) SOA
2 12 (13.95%) Migration
3 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.14%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.81%) ITIL
6 5 (5.81%) Project Management
6 5 (5.81%) BPEL
7 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.65%) ERP
7 4 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.49%) DevOps
8 3 (3.49%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.49%) Change Management
8 3 (3.49%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.33%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) Java
2 10 (11.63%) COBOL
3 6 (6.98%) SQL
4 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.49%) PHP
5 3 (3.49%) C#
5 3 (3.49%) XQuery
5 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) PMP
3 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.16%) Firmware
5 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Puppet
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (3.49%) Ansible
2 3 (3.49%) Salt
2 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.16%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.16%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Oracle
2 14 (16.28%) IBM
3 12 (13.95%) VMware
4 9 (10.47%) CA
5 6 (6.98%) TIBCO
5 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.81%) Sybase
6 5 (5.81%) HP
7 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.49%) SAP
9 2 (2.33%) webMethods
10 1 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (1.16%) Splunk
10 1 (1.16%) Cisco
10 1 (1.16%) Primavera
10 1 (1.16%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.16%) EMC
10 1 (1.16%) Intel
10 1 (1.16%) Citrix
10 1 (1.16%) BEA
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