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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 52 69 95
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +26
Contract jobs citing Middleware 137 84 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.47% 2.28% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.62% 10.10% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 58 28
Median daily rate £450 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £324 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.13 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -25.47%
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
937 832 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.70% 22.62% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 533 407
Median daily rate £393 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 4
Median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.96 £27.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £45.50 £39.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Cheshire +23 49 £500 -9.09%
Manchester +2 49 £415 -17.00% 11
Lancashire -1 20 £373 -34.64% 4
Merseyside -9 7 £500 +53.84% 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 94 (40.69%) Oracle
2 88 (38.10%) Java
2 88 (38.10%) Linux
3 62 (26.84%) SOA
4 60 (25.97%) IBM
5 58 (25.11%) XML
6 50 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (19.91%) Finance
7 46 (19.91%) HTTP
8 45 (19.48%) WebSphere
9 44 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (17.32%) Banking
10 40 (17.32%) Apache
11 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
12 37 (16.02%) JBoss
13 36 (15.58%) Unix
13 36 (15.58%) J2EE
13 36 (15.58%) SOAP
14 35 (15.15%) COBOL
14 35 (15.15%) HTML
15 34 (14.72%) Tomcat
16 33 (14.29%) CSS
16 33 (14.29%) HTML5
16 33 (14.29%) High Availability
17 32 (13.85%) MySQL
18 31 (13.42%) JDBC
18 31 (13.42%) CSS3
19 30 (12.99%) REST
19 30 (12.99%) Apache Camel
19 30 (12.99%) C

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 45 (19.48%) WebSphere
2 40 (17.32%) Apache
3 37 (16.02%) JBoss
4 34 (14.72%) Tomcat
5 29 (12.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 26 (11.26%) Tuxedo
7 18 (7.79%) WebLogic
8 10 (4.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (3.90%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (3.46%) iPlanet
11 6 (2.60%) TPMS
12 5 (2.16%) Node.js
13 4 (1.73%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (1.30%) CICS
15 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.87%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
15 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 1 (0.43%) JCAPS
16 1 (0.43%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.43%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.46%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.73%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.91%) HTTP
2 13 (5.63%) SSL
3 9 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.46%) SNMP
5 7 (3.03%) DNS
6 6 (2.60%) Internet
6 6 (2.60%) SMTP
7 4 (1.73%) Firewall
7 4 (1.73%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.87%) Intranet
8 2 (0.87%) LAN
9 1 (0.43%) FTP
9 1 (0.43%) LDAP
9 1 (0.43%) Network Security
9 1 (0.43%) PABX
9 1 (0.43%) SAN
9 1 (0.43%) VoIP
9 1 (0.43%) VPN
9 1 (0.43%) WAN
9 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (13.85%) MySQL
3 10 (4.33%) Data Mining
3 10 (4.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.90%) DB2
5 8 (3.46%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.46%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.30%) DataStage
8 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (6.93%) Subversion
2 9 (3.90%) Introscope
3 8 (3.46%) Eclipse
3 8 (3.46%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.03%) JUnit
5 6 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.73%) Selenium
7 3 (1.30%) gulp
7 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.30%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (0.87%) JIRA
9 1 (0.43%) CaliberRM
9 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 46 (19.91%) Finance
2 40 (17.32%) Banking
3 7 (3.03%) Retail
4 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (30.30%) Architect
2 69 (29.87%) Developer
3 30 (12.99%) Java Developer
4 18 (7.79%) Consultant
4 18 (7.79%) Technical Leader
5 17 (7.36%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (6.93%) Technical Architect
7 13 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (5.19%) Analyst
8 12 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.90%) Administrator
9 9 (3.90%) Digital Architect
10 8 (3.46%) Middleware Developer
10 8 (3.46%) Middleware Specialist
10 8 (3.46%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.46%) WebSphere Specialist
11 7 (3.03%) COBOL Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Digital Technical Architect
11 7 (3.03%) Integration Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.11%) XML
2 36 (15.58%) J2EE
2 36 (15.58%) SOAP
3 35 (15.15%) HTML
4 33 (14.29%) CSS
4 33 (14.29%) HTML5
5 31 (13.42%) CSS3
5 31 (13.42%) JDBC
6 30 (12.99%) Apache Camel
6 30 (12.99%) REST
7 29 (12.55%) JSON
7 29 (12.55%) Web Services
8 27 (11.69%) ActiveMQ
9 17 (7.36%) Spring
10 13 (5.63%) AngularJS
10 13 (5.63%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (5.19%) .NET
12 10 (4.33%) IBM Integration Bus
12 10 (4.33%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.06%) Private Cloud
3 13 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.90%) User Experience
5 8 (3.46%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.16%) IVR
8 3 (1.30%) DataPower
8 3 (1.30%) iPad
9 2 (0.87%) Clustering
9 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.87%) Life Science
9 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.43%) FMCG
10 1 (0.43%) HACMP
10 1 (0.43%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 88 (38.10%) Linux
2 36 (15.58%) Unix
3 30 (12.99%) AIX
4 26 (11.26%) VME
5 18 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.63%) Windows
7 12 (5.19%) Solaris
8 4 (1.73%) HPUX
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.87%) zOS
10 1 (0.43%) MVS
10 1 (0.43%) OS/2
10 1 (0.43%) OS/390
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (26.84%) SOA
2 50 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (14.29%) High Availability
4 27 (11.69%) Migration
5 25 (10.82%) Configuration Management
5 25 (10.82%) CRM
6 20 (8.66%) E-business
7 19 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (7.79%) Open Source
8 18 (7.79%) TOGAF
9 17 (7.36%) Re-Platforming
10 15 (6.49%) Line Management
10 15 (6.49%) SDLC
11 13 (5.63%) Defect Management
11 13 (5.63%) DevOps
11 13 (5.63%) Microservices
11 13 (5.63%) Web Development
12 12 (5.19%) Data Management
12 12 (5.19%) Project Management
13 11 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 88 (38.10%) Java
2 38 (16.45%) JavaScript
3 35 (15.15%) COBOL
4 30 (12.99%) C
5 21 (9.09%) C++
6 13 (5.63%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.33%) SQL
8 5 (2.16%) Jython
8 5 (2.16%) Perl
8 5 (2.16%) PHP
9 4 (1.73%) Korn
10 3 (1.30%) C#
10 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.87%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 29 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.60%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (1.73%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.30%) Degree
7 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.46%) QA
2 6 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Firmware
3 1 (0.43%) GPFS
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (3.90%) CA Wily
2 4 (1.73%) Puppet
3 2 (0.87%) Nagios
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.87%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) nmon
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 94 (40.69%) Oracle
2 60 (25.97%) IBM
3 26 (11.26%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.79%) Red Hat
5 16 (6.93%) VMware
6 13 (5.63%) Micro Focus
7 11 (4.76%) ICL
8 10 (4.33%) CA
8 10 (4.33%) TIBCO
9 8 (3.46%) Google
9 8 (3.46%) webMethods
10 7 (3.03%) Fujitsu
11 6 (2.60%) HP
11 6 (2.60%) Siebel
11 6 (2.60%) Sun
11 6 (2.60%) Sybase
12 5 (2.16%) Axway
12 5 (2.16%) Citrix
13 4 (1.73%) BroadVision
14 3 (1.30%) SAP
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