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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 73 105 48
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -57
Contract jobs citing Middleware 90 35 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.37% 1.09% 3.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.74% 4.17% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 54
Average daily rate £450 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
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
1030 839 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.13% 26.10% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 542 419
Average daily rate £360 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 23 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.23 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 26 £400 -5.88% 6
Lancashire +20 25 £450 - 1
Cheshire +17 25 £425 -5.55% 4
Merseyside -1 9 £495 +19.11% 4
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 87 (41.23%) Finance
2 79 (37.44%) Oracle
3 58 (27.49%) Unix
4 54 (25.59%) Java
5 49 (23.22%) SOA
6 48 (22.75%) WebSphere
7 45 (21.33%) Linux
8 37 (17.54%) Banking
9 36 (17.06%) Migration
10 30 (14.22%) IBM
11 29 (13.74%) AIX
11 29 (13.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 29 (13.74%) Security Cleared
12 27 (12.80%) Mainframe
13 26 (12.32%) Microsoft
14 25 (11.85%) XML
14 25 (11.85%) Oracle Fusion
14 25 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (11.37%) Oracle Database
15 24 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (11.37%) COBOL
15 24 (11.37%) Windows
16 23 (10.90%) WebLogic
17 21 (9.95%) HTTP
17 21 (9.95%) VMware
18 20 (9.48%) SSL
19 19 (9.00%) WebSphere MQ
19 19 (9.00%) Workflow
19 19 (9.00%) SC Cleared
20 18 (8.53%) Data Centre

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 48 (22.75%) WebSphere
2 29 (13.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 23 (10.90%) WebLogic
4 18 (8.53%) Tuxedo
5 16 (7.58%) Oracle Service Bus
6 15 (7.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (6.64%) JBoss
8 13 (6.16%) Apache
9 8 (3.79%) CICS
10 7 (3.32%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.37%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (2.37%) iPlanet
11 5 (2.37%) Node.js
11 5 (2.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.90%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.95%) IIS
13 2 (0.95%) Oracle BPEL
13 2 (0.95%) Sonic ESB
13 2 (0.95%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.69%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (4.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.95%) HTTP
2 20 (9.48%) SSL
3 15 (7.11%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.21%) DNS
5 9 (4.27%) Internet
5 9 (4.27%) SMTP
6 8 (3.79%) SNMP
6 8 (3.79%) VoIP
7 6 (2.84%) ATM
7 6 (2.84%) Ethernet
7 6 (2.84%) ISDN
8 4 (1.90%) Firewall
9 3 (1.42%) FTP
9 3 (1.42%) NAS
10 2 (0.95%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.95%) SAN
11 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.47%) Intranet
11 1 (0.47%) Network Security
11 1 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.37%) Oracle Database
2 15 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (6.64%) DB2
4 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.79%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.84%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (2.37%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.90%) Big Data
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.95%) MySQL
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.21%) Subversion
2 7 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.32%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.84%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.37%) gulp
4 5 (2.37%) Hudson
4 5 (2.37%) Introscope
5 3 (1.42%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 87 (41.23%) Finance
2 37 (17.54%) Banking
3 3 (1.42%) Retail
3 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (34.60%) Architect
2 38 (18.01%) Developer
3 25 (11.85%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (9.00%) Consultant
5 18 (8.53%) Technical Architect
6 17 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (6.16%) Oracle Developer
8 12 (5.69%) Data Architect
9 10 (4.74%) Middleware Specialist
9 10 (4.74%) WebSphere Specialist
10 9 (4.27%) Analyst
11 8 (3.79%) Administrator
12 7 (3.32%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.32%) Security Architect
12 7 (3.32%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.32%) SOA Consultant
13 6 (2.84%) Middleware Developer
13 6 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Consultant
13 6 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Developer
13 6 (2.84%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 25 (11.85%) XML
2 19 (9.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (8.53%) Web Services
4 17 (8.06%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (5.21%) HTML
6 9 (4.27%) CSS
6 9 (4.27%) SOAP
7 8 (3.79%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.32%) REST
9 6 (2.84%) Backbone.js
9 6 (2.84%) HTML5
9 6 (2.84%) JSON
10 5 (2.37%) Express
10 5 (2.37%) React
10 5 (2.37%) RESTful
10 5 (2.37%) Spring
10 5 (2.37%) XSD
11 4 (1.90%) CSS3
11 4 (1.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.80%) Mainframe
2 18 (8.53%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.64%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.64%) Private Cloud
5 11 (5.21%) Data Integration
6 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.27%) Clustering
8 5 (2.37%) iPad
8 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.37%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.90%) Contactless
9 4 (1.90%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.42%) PKI
10 3 (1.42%) Replication
10 3 (1.42%) VSAM
11 2 (0.95%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.49%) Unix
2 45 (21.33%) Linux
3 29 (13.74%) AIX
4 24 (11.37%) Windows
5 18 (8.53%) MVS
5 18 (8.53%) Solaris
6 17 (8.06%) VME
7 12 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.84%) HPUX
9 4 (1.90%) Android
9 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.90%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.90%) zOS
10 3 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.22%) SOA
2 36 (17.06%) Migration
3 25 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (9.00%) Workflow
6 18 (8.53%) CRM
7 17 (8.06%) DevOps
8 14 (6.64%) E-Commerce
8 14 (6.64%) Re-Platforming
9 13 (6.16%) UML
10 12 (5.69%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.69%) Defect Management
10 12 (5.69%) Project Management
11 11 (5.21%) Data Modelling
12 10 (4.74%) DSDM
12 10 (4.74%) SSADM
12 10 (4.74%) TOGAF
13 9 (4.27%) ETL
13 9 (4.27%) High Availability
13 9 (4.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.59%) Java
2 24 (11.37%) COBOL
3 14 (6.64%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.21%) SQL
5 9 (4.27%) Perl
6 7 (3.32%) Jython
7 6 (2.84%) XQuery
8 5 (2.37%) C
9 4 (1.90%) Korn
10 3 (1.42%) C#
10 3 (1.42%) Groovy
10 3 (1.42%) Python
11 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) CLIST
11 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 29 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.84%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (1.42%) Degree
5 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.47%) APMP
6 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.47%) PMP
6 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) QA
2 7 (3.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (1.42%) RACF
2 3 (1.42%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.79%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.37%) CA Wily
3 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.42%) zSecure
4 1 (0.47%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.47%) OpenView
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.47%) Puppet
4 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (37.44%) Oracle
2 30 (14.22%) IBM
3 26 (12.32%) Microsoft
4 21 (9.95%) VMware
5 13 (6.16%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.74%) CA
7 8 (3.79%) Micro Focus
8 5 (2.37%) Citrix
8 5 (2.37%) Fujitsu
8 5 (2.37%) HP
8 5 (2.37%) SAP
8 5 (2.37%) Sun
9 4 (1.90%) ICL
10 3 (1.42%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.42%) EMC
10 3 (1.42%) Sybase
11 2 (0.95%) Informatica
11 2 (0.95%) Siebel
11 2 (0.95%) Teradata
11 2 (0.95%) Tumbleweed
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