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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 86 77 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -44
Contract jobs citing Middleware 54 58 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 2.06% 4.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.75% 7.13% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 78
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£425 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £411 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.34% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £29.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.00%
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
800 814 965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.66% 28.94% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 433 528
Average daily rate £328 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +12 19 £363 - 6
Cheshire -15 14 £423 -3.42% 4
Merseyside 0 8 £433 +30.07% 1
Lancashire -21 1 £201 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 52 (46.85%) Oracle
2 50 (45.05%) Finance
3 40 (36.04%) UNIX
4 30 (27.03%) Java
5 27 (24.32%) SOA
6 24 (21.62%) Linux
7 22 (19.82%) Windows
8 21 (18.92%) IBM
9 19 (17.12%) Red Hat
9 19 (17.12%) Web Services
10 17 (15.32%) Solaris
10 17 (15.32%) Migration
10 17 (15.32%) Banking
11 16 (14.41%) WebLogic
11 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
12 15 (13.51%) Mainframe
12 15 (13.51%) Oracle Database
13 14 (12.61%) Workflow
13 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
14 13 (11.71%) MVS
14 13 (11.71%) XML
14 13 (11.71%) CRM
14 13 (11.71%) AIX
15 12 (10.81%) Tomcat
15 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
15 12 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
15 12 (10.81%) Spring
16 11 (9.91%) Apache
16 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (9.01%) SQL

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 16 (14.41%) WebLogic
2 12 (10.81%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.91%) Apache
4 10 (9.01%) WebSphere
4 10 (9.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (8.11%) JBoss
6 5 (4.50%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (3.60%) AquaLogic
8 3 (2.70%) CICS
8 3 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.70%) IIS
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.80%) CMS
9 2 (1.80%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.90%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.90%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
1 1 (0.90%) PaaS
1 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Firewall
2 5 (4.50%) LDAP
3 3 (2.70%) FTP
4 2 (1.80%) HTTP
4 2 (1.80%) DMZ
5 1 (0.90%) DHCP
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.90%) SAN
5 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.90%) Wireless
5 1 (0.90%) SSH
5 1 (0.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.70%) DB2
5 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.80%) DataStage
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.80%) MySQL
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.90%) MS Access
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Eclipse
2 6 (5.41%) NetBeans
3 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.80%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.80%) Ant
4 2 (1.80%) Introscope
4 2 (1.80%) Maven
5 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 50 (45.05%) Finance
2 17 (15.32%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Retail
3 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.50%) Advertising
5 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (31.53%) Developer
2 34 (30.63%) Architect
3 14 (12.61%) Technical Architect
4 10 (9.01%) Analyst
4 10 (9.01%) Java Developer
5 9 (8.11%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (7.21%) Middleware Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Administrator
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) UNIX Administrator
9 5 (4.50%) Middleware Specialist
9 5 (4.50%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 5 (4.50%) SOA Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
11 3 (2.70%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.12%) Web Services
2 13 (11.71%) XML
3 12 (10.81%) Spring
3 12 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (8.11%) JMS
4 9 (8.11%) Java EE
5 8 (7.21%) RESTful
6 7 (6.31%) HTML
7 6 (5.41%) XSLT
7 6 (5.41%) JPA
7 6 (5.41%) Java SE
7 6 (5.41%) JAX-RS
8 5 (4.50%) Apache Camel
8 5 (4.50%) .NET
8 5 (4.50%) J2EE
9 4 (3.60%) EJB
9 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.70%) Struts
10 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.31%) Reference Data
2 7 (6.31%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Statistics
5 2 (1.80%) Tandem
5 2 (1.80%) VSAM
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.80%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.90%) Open Source
6 1 (0.90%) Life Science
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) AS400
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.04%) UNIX
2 24 (21.62%) Linux
3 22 (19.82%) Windows
4 17 (15.32%) Solaris
5 13 (11.71%) AIX
5 13 (11.71%) MVS
6 8 (7.21%) HPUX
6 8 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.80%) SUSE
8 1 (0.90%) Android
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.90%) CentOS
8 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) SOA
2 17 (15.32%) Migration
3 14 (12.61%) Workflow
4 13 (11.71%) CRM
5 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.01%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.11%) ETL
8 8 (7.21%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.31%) Data Architecture
10 6 (5.41%) Change Management
10 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.41%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.50%) Data Management
11 5 (4.50%) Analytics
11 5 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.60%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (2.70%) Mentoring
13 3 (2.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.03%) Java
2 10 (9.01%) SQL
3 5 (4.50%) XQuery
3 5 (4.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.50%) C#
3 5 (4.50%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.60%) Perl
4 4 (3.60%) Python
5 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.70%) COBOL
6 2 (1.80%) PHP
7 1 (0.90%) C
7 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.90%) XPath
7 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Firmware
2 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) RHEV
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) XenApp
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) BladeLogic
2 4 (3.60%) CA Wily
2 4 (3.60%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.70%) Control-M
4 2 (1.80%) Foglight
4 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.80%) Puppet
4 2 (1.80%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 52 (46.85%) Oracle
2 21 (18.92%) IBM
3 19 (17.12%) Red Hat
4 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.11%) TIBCO
5 9 (8.11%) HP
5 9 (8.11%) Tumbleweed
6 7 (6.31%) Splunk
6 7 (6.31%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (6.31%) VMware
6 7 (6.31%) CA
7 4 (3.60%) EMC
7 4 (3.60%) BEA
8 3 (2.70%) Intel
8 3 (2.70%) Sybase
8 3 (2.70%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.70%) SAP
8 3 (2.70%) Sun
8 3 (2.70%) Informatica
8 3 (2.70%) NetApp
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