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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 59 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 103 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.77% 1.63% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.47% 7.30% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 29 19
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£540 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
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
826 685 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.22% 22.30% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 413 349
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +23 46 £500 +53.84% 5
Lancashire +14 20 £570 +3.63% 3
Merseyside +5 20 £425 -15.00% 1
Cheshire -12 15 £550 +46.66% 4
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 70 (44.59%) Oracle
2 52 (33.12%) UNIX
2 52 (33.12%) SOA
3 45 (28.66%) Java
4 44 (28.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 41 (26.11%) Finance
6 30 (19.11%) Oracle BPM
7 29 (18.47%) XML
8 27 (17.20%) Oracle Service Bus
8 27 (17.20%) Oracle Database
9 25 (15.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (15.92%) Linux
9 25 (15.92%) Microsoft
10 24 (15.29%) Windows
10 24 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (15.29%) SDLC
11 23 (14.65%) Oracle EBS
11 23 (14.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (14.01%) Web Services
13 21 (13.38%) VMware
13 21 (13.38%) Open Source
14 20 (12.74%) WebLogic
14 20 (12.74%) SQL
15 17 (10.83%) Mainframe
15 17 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (10.19%) Data Centre
16 16 (10.19%) J2EE
16 16 (10.19%) ERP
17 15 (9.55%) IBM
17 15 (9.55%) Migration

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 27 (17.20%) Oracle Service Bus
2 25 (15.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (12.74%) WebLogic
4 15 (9.55%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.10%) CICS
6 7 (4.46%) JBoss
7 5 (3.18%) Documentum
8 4 (2.55%) IIS
8 4 (2.55%) Apache
8 4 (2.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.55%) AquaLogic
8 4 (2.55%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.91%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.91%) Oracle BPEL
9 3 (1.91%) JCAPS
9 3 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.27%) CMS
10 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 30 (19.11%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (14.65%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (4.46%) Oracle TCA
4 2 (1.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.64%) Primavera
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.64%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.64%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.55%) PaaS
1 4 (2.55%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.27%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.73%) Firewall
2 8 (5.10%) SAN
2 8 (5.10%) LAN
2 8 (5.10%) WAN
3 6 (3.82%) NAS
4 4 (2.55%) DHCP
5 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.91%) DNS
6 2 (1.27%) LDAP
6 2 (1.27%) Internet
6 2 (1.27%) Extranet
7 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.64%) Wireless
7 1 (0.64%) SSH
7 1 (0.64%) SSL
7 1 (0.64%) VPN
7 1 (0.64%) HTTP
7 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.20%) Oracle Database
2 23 (14.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (8.28%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.37%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (5.73%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (5.10%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.82%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.18%) DB2
9 4 (2.55%) DataStage
9 4 (2.55%) MySQL
10 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.27%) Ant
2 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Hudson
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.64%) Subversion
3 1 (0.64%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.64%) JIRA
3 1 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 41 (26.11%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (47.13%) Architect
2 38 (24.20%) Developer
3 24 (15.29%) Technical Architect
4 15 (9.55%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.92%) Consultant
5 14 (8.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (8.28%) Oracle Architect
7 10 (6.37%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (5.73%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.73%) Java Architect
9 8 (5.10%) Middleware Architect
10 6 (3.82%) Designer
10 6 (3.82%) Technical Design Leader
11 5 (3.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (3.18%) Systems Architect
11 5 (3.18%) webMethods Developer
11 5 (3.18%) Tester
11 5 (3.18%) Oracle Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 4 (2.55%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 29 (18.47%) XML
3 22 (14.01%) Web Services
4 16 (10.19%) J2EE
5 14 (8.92%) SOAP
6 13 (8.28%) XSD
6 13 (8.28%) WSDL
6 13 (8.28%) Spring
7 8 (5.10%) Hibernate
7 8 (5.10%) XSLT
8 7 (4.46%) XML Messaging
8 7 (4.46%) JMS
9 5 (3.18%) Apache Camel
9 5 (3.18%) HTML
9 5 (3.18%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (2.55%) Apache CXF
10 4 (2.55%) JSF
10 4 (2.55%) .NET
10 4 (2.55%) EJB
11 3 (1.91%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.83%) Mainframe
2 16 (10.19%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.10%) VSAM
4 7 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.18%) BYOD
5 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.18%) Replication
6 4 (2.55%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.55%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.91%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.91%) PKI
8 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.64%) Derivative
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.64%) CMDB
9 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.12%) UNIX
2 25 (15.92%) Linux
3 24 (15.29%) Windows
4 11 (7.01%) MVS
5 8 (5.10%) VME
6 6 (3.82%) Solaris
7 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.18%) AIX
8 4 (2.55%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.12%) SOA
2 24 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.29%) SDLC
3 21 (13.38%) Open Source
4 17 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (10.19%) ERP
6 15 (9.55%) Migration
6 15 (9.55%) BPEL
7 13 (8.28%) Workflow
8 12 (7.64%) TOGAF
9 10 (6.37%) Waterfall
9 10 (6.37%) UML
10 9 (5.73%) CRM
10 9 (5.73%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (5.73%) Data Management
11 8 (5.10%) Process Management
11 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.10%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.66%) Java
2 20 (12.74%) SQL
3 8 (5.10%) COBOL
3 8 (5.10%) Scala
4 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.18%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.18%) XQuery
6 3 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.27%) Perl
7 2 (1.27%) JCL
7 2 (1.27%) C#
8 1 (0.64%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (0.64%) PHP
8 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.64%) REXX
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) PMP
3 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.27%) Degree
4 1 (0.64%) ISEB
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.91%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.64%) Squid
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) SCCM
2 5 (3.18%) OpenView
3 4 (2.55%) Puppet
3 4 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.55%) Ansible
3 4 (2.55%) Salt
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 70 (44.59%) Oracle
2 25 (15.92%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.38%) VMware
4 15 (9.55%) IBM
5 10 (6.37%) Sybase
6 8 (5.10%) CA
6 8 (5.10%) TIBCO
7 7 (4.46%) HP
8 6 (3.82%) webMethods
9 5 (3.18%) Veritas
9 5 (3.18%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (3.18%) SAP
9 5 (3.18%) Veeam
10 4 (2.55%) BEA
10 4 (2.55%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.27%) Retek
11 2 (1.27%) ATG
11 2 (1.27%) Stellent
11 2 (1.27%) Intel
11 2 (1.27%) Endeca
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