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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 37 54 83
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +29
Contract jobs citing Middleware 161 103 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.23% 2.75% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.70% 12.55% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 73 33
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 £339 £405 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £645 £545
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 £28.00 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -13.51%
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
964 821 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.30% 21.95% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 534 426
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £260
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 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.13 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Manchester +4 57 £425 -16.66% 5
Cheshire +30 49 £500 -9.09% 1
Lancashire +12 33 £415 -27.51%
Merseyside -16 8 £400 -5.88% 2
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 93 (37.80%) Oracle
2 89 (36.18%) Linux
3 85 (34.55%) Java
4 69 (28.05%) XML
5 67 (27.24%) IBM
6 58 (23.58%) SOA
7 52 (21.14%) Finance
8 50 (20.33%) WebSphere
9 48 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (19.11%) HTTP
11 43 (17.48%) Unix
11 43 (17.48%) Apache
12 42 (17.07%) JBoss
12 42 (17.07%) J2EE
13 41 (16.67%) SOAP
14 40 (16.26%) JavaScript
14 40 (16.26%) Banking
15 38 (15.45%) Tomcat
15 38 (15.45%) JDBC
15 38 (15.45%) High Availability
16 37 (15.04%) Apache Camel
16 37 (15.04%) Security Cleared
16 37 (15.04%) C
17 36 (14.63%) MySQL
17 36 (14.63%) PostgreSQL
18 35 (14.23%) REST
19 34 (13.82%) JSON
20 33 (13.41%) COBOL
20 33 (13.41%) Web Services
21 32 (13.01%) WebSphere Application Server

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 50 (20.33%) WebSphere
2 43 (17.48%) Apache
3 42 (17.07%) JBoss
4 38 (15.45%) Tomcat
5 32 (13.01%) WebSphere Application Server
6 21 (8.54%) Tuxedo
7 15 (6.10%) WebLogic
8 9 (3.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (3.25%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (2.44%) iPlanet
10 6 (2.44%) TPMS
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.22%) CICS
12 3 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.81%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.81%) Liferay
13 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
2 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (5.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.41%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.25%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.63%) IaaS
3 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (19.11%) HTTP
2 9 (3.66%) SSL
2 9 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.85%) SNMP
4 6 (2.44%) DNS
5 5 (2.03%) SMTP
6 4 (1.63%) Firewall
6 4 (1.63%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.63%) Internet
7 2 (0.81%) Intranet
7 2 (0.81%) LAN
7 2 (0.81%) SAN
7 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.41%) FTP
8 1 (0.41%) LDAP
8 1 (0.41%) VoIP
8 1 (0.41%) VPN
8 1 (0.41%) WAN
8 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.63%) MySQL
1 36 (14.63%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.28%) Hadoop
3 12 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.47%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.07%) Data Mining
6 8 (3.25%) DB2
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.22%) DataStage
9 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 20 (8.13%) Subversion
2 13 (5.28%) JUnit
3 11 (4.47%) Eclipse
3 11 (4.47%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.25%) Introscope
5 6 (2.44%) Selenium
6 5 (2.03%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.63%) JIRA
8 3 (1.22%) CaliberRM
8 3 (1.22%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.41%) gulp
9 1 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 52 (21.14%) Finance
2 40 (16.26%) Banking
3 7 (2.85%) Retail
4 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (32.11%) Developer
2 62 (25.20%) Architect
3 35 (14.23%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.13%) Technical Leader
5 19 (7.72%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (6.91%) Consultant
7 15 (6.10%) Middleware Developer
8 14 (5.69%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (4.88%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.47%) Administrator
11 10 (4.07%) Analyst
11 10 (4.07%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.66%) Digital Architect
13 8 (3.25%) COBOL Developer
13 8 (3.25%) WebSphere Specialist
14 7 (2.85%) Digital Technical Architect
14 7 (2.85%) Middleware Specialist
14 7 (2.85%) XML Developer
15 6 (2.44%) Integration Developer
15 6 (2.44%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (28.05%) XML
2 42 (17.07%) J2EE
3 41 (16.67%) SOAP
4 38 (15.45%) JDBC
5 37 (15.04%) Apache Camel
6 35 (14.23%) REST
7 34 (13.82%) JSON
8 33 (13.41%) Web Services
9 32 (13.01%) ActiveMQ
9 32 (13.01%) HTML
10 31 (12.60%) HTML5
11 30 (12.20%) CSS
12 29 (11.79%) CSS3
13 23 (9.35%) Spring
14 16 (6.50%) AngularJS
15 13 (5.28%) .NET
15 13 (5.28%) JAXB
15 13 (5.28%) Oracle Fusion
15 13 (5.28%) XSLT
16 11 (4.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.50%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.07%) IVR
4 9 (3.66%) User Experience
5 8 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.03%) Biometrics
7 3 (1.22%) Clustering
7 3 (1.22%) DataPower
8 2 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.81%) Life Science
8 2 (0.81%) LPAR
8 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.41%) FMCG
9 1 (0.41%) HACMP
9 1 (0.41%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 89 (36.18%) Linux
2 43 (17.48%) Unix
3 29 (11.79%) VME
4 28 (11.38%) AIX
5 19 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (6.50%) Windows
7 12 (4.88%) Solaris
8 5 (2.03%) HPUX
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.81%) SUSE
9 2 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.81%) zOS
10 1 (0.41%) MVS
10 1 (0.41%) OS/2
10 1 (0.41%) OS/390
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.58%) SOA
2 48 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (15.45%) High Availability
4 25 (10.16%) CRM
5 23 (9.35%) Open Source
6 20 (8.13%) E-business
7 18 (7.32%) Microservices
8 16 (6.50%) Configuration Management
9 15 (6.10%) Line Management
9 15 (6.10%) Migration
9 15 (6.10%) Project Management
9 15 (6.10%) SDLC
9 15 (6.10%) TOGAF
10 14 (5.69%) Waterfall
11 13 (5.28%) Web Development
12 12 (4.88%) Data Management
13 11 (4.47%) Integration Testing
13 11 (4.47%) Prototyping
14 10 (4.07%) Analytics
14 10 (4.07%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 85 (34.55%) Java
2 40 (16.26%) JavaScript
3 37 (15.04%) C
4 33 (13.41%) COBOL
5 21 (8.54%) C++
6 14 (5.69%) Shell Script
7 13 (5.28%) SQL
8 5 (2.03%) PHP
8 5 (2.03%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.63%) C#
10 3 (1.22%) Perl
11 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.81%) Jython
11 2 (0.81%) Korn
11 2 (0.81%) Python
12 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 37 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.85%) Degree
5 4 (1.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.41%) HNC
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.69%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) Firmware
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) GPFS
3 1 (0.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (3.25%) CA Wily
2 5 (2.03%) Puppet
3 4 (1.63%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.81%) Nagios
5 2 (0.81%) nmon
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) SCOM
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 93 (37.80%) Oracle
2 67 (27.24%) IBM
3 25 (10.16%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.72%) Red Hat
5 16 (6.50%) ICL
5 16 (6.50%) Micro Focus
6 10 (4.07%) HP
6 10 (4.07%) TIBCO
7 9 (3.66%) CA
7 9 (3.66%) Fujitsu
8 8 (3.25%) Google
8 8 (3.25%) webMethods
9 6 (2.44%) Citrix
9 6 (2.44%) Siebel
9 6 (2.44%) Sybase
10 5 (2.03%) Axway
11 4 (1.63%) BroadVision
11 4 (1.63%) Nortel
11 4 (1.63%) SAP
11 4 (1.63%) Sun
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