The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 73 71 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -38
Contract jobs citing Middleware 59 57 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 2.13% 4.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.18% 7.44% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 69
Average daily rate
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£500 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £213 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
721 766 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.76% 28.69% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 410 537
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Middleware
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +7 22 £500 +42.85%
Cheshire -16 16 £375 +25.00% 3
Lancashire -4 11 £550 - 4
Merseyside +3 2 £508 +26.87%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 50 (51.02%) Finance
2 41 (41.84%) UNIX
3 37 (37.76%) Oracle
4 23 (23.47%) Banking
5 21 (21.43%) Linux
6 20 (20.41%) IBM
7 19 (19.39%) Windows
8 18 (18.37%) Java
9 17 (17.35%) Splunk
9 17 (17.35%) Cyber-Ark
10 16 (16.33%) SOA
10 16 (16.33%) TIBCO
11 15 (15.31%) CRM
11 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.31%) WebLogic
11 15 (15.31%) Oracle Database
11 15 (15.31%) WebSphere
11 15 (15.31%) BladeLogic
12 14 (14.29%) Web Services
12 14 (14.29%) Workflow
12 14 (14.29%) Migration
13 13 (13.27%) Mainframe
13 13 (13.27%) MVS
13 13 (13.27%) Oracle Fusion
14 12 (12.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (12.24%) Change Management
14 12 (12.24%) SQL
14 12 (12.24%) ETL
15 11 (11.22%) Red Hat
16 10 (10.20%) Firewall

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (15.31%) WebLogic
1 15 (15.31%) WebSphere
2 12 (12.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (8.16%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.10%) Apache
6 4 (4.08%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (4.08%) AquaLogic
7 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.02%) NServiceBus
8 1 (1.02%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.04%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.20%) Firewall
2 7 (7.14%) LDAP
3 2 (2.04%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.04%) DMZ
4 1 (1.02%) DNS
4 1 (1.02%) LAN
4 1 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.10%) DB2
5 5 (5.10%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.04%) MySQL
9 1 (1.02%) Big Data
9 1 (1.02%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.02%) MSDE
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.02%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.10%) NetBeans
3 4 (4.08%) Maven
4 3 (3.06%) Ant
5 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (51.02%) Finance
2 23 (23.47%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Retail
4 6 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.08%) Advertising
7 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (33.67%) Architect
2 23 (23.47%) Developer
3 12 (12.24%) Analyst
3 12 (12.24%) Technical Architect
4 9 (9.18%) Middleware Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.12%) UNIX Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Middleware Specialist
8 5 (5.10%) Communications Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 4 (4.08%) SOA Developer
9 4 (4.08%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.06%) ETL Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Web Services
2 13 (13.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (9.18%) XML
4 8 (8.16%) JMS
4 8 (8.16%) Rendezvous
4 8 (8.16%) Java EE
5 5 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (5.10%) Java SE
5 5 (5.10%) JPA
5 5 (5.10%) Spring
5 5 (5.10%) REST
5 5 (5.10%) JAX-RS
6 4 (4.08%) Oracle ADF
6 4 (4.08%) HTML
6 4 (4.08%) HTML5
6 4 (4.08%) JSON
7 3 (3.06%) Ajax
7 3 (3.06%) RESTful
7 3 (3.06%) .NET
7 3 (3.06%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Mainframe
2 7 (7.14%) Reference Data
3 6 (6.12%) Data Integration
4 5 (5.10%) PKI
5 3 (3.06%) Firmware
6 2 (2.04%) Statistics
6 2 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.02%) Life Science
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) GIS
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
7 1 (1.02%) Clustering
7 1 (1.02%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (41.84%) UNIX
2 21 (21.43%) Linux
3 19 (19.39%) Windows
4 13 (13.27%) MVS
5 9 (9.18%) AIX
5 9 (9.18%) Solaris
6 5 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.10%) HPUX
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.02%) CentOS
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.33%) SOA
2 15 (15.31%) CRM
3 14 (14.29%) Workflow
3 14 (14.29%) Migration
4 12 (12.24%) Change Management
4 12 (12.24%) ETL
5 10 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (10.20%) ITIL
6 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.14%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.10%) Project Management
8 5 (5.10%) Business Continuity
8 5 (5.10%) Data Management
9 4 (4.08%) BPEL
9 4 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.08%) ERP
9 4 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.06%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) Java
2 12 (12.24%) SQL
3 8 (8.16%) PL/SQL
3 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.08%) XQuery
4 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.06%) Perl
5 3 (3.06%) Python
5 3 (3.06%) XPath
6 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (1.02%) C
7 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) MCP
4 1 (1.02%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
1 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.06%) RHEV
2 2 (2.04%) XenApp
2 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.06%) Control-M
3 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 37 (37.76%) Oracle
2 20 (20.41%) IBM
3 17 (17.35%) Splunk
3 17 (17.35%) Cyber-Ark
4 16 (16.33%) TIBCO
5 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
6 11 (11.22%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.16%) Tumbleweed
8 4 (4.08%) HP
8 4 (4.08%) VMware
8 4 (4.08%) BEA
9 3 (3.06%) CA
9 3 (3.06%) Citrix
9 3 (3.06%) NetApp
9 3 (3.06%) EMC
9 3 (3.06%) Sybase
10 2 (2.04%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.04%) SAP
10 2 (2.04%) JBoss
10 2 (2.04%) Intel
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