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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 53 79 92
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 133 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.08% 1.85% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.61% 7.05% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 28 15
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£505 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.18% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £287 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £29.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+27.73% -33.88%
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
1055 809 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.39% 26.22% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 473 453
Average daily rate £388 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +14 66 £500 +1.26% 8
Lancashire +12 24 £550 +173.63% 7
Merseyside +4 15 £350 -32.03% 2
Cheshire -10 13 £450 -1.36% 2
Cumbria -16 6 £550 +20.87% 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 86 (38.74%) Oracle
2 79 (35.59%) Finance
3 78 (35.14%) UNIX
4 58 (26.13%) SOA
5 52 (23.42%) Java
6 51 (22.97%) Oracle Fusion
7 50 (22.52%) Microsoft
8 35 (15.77%) Mainframe
9 34 (15.32%) SQL
9 34 (15.32%) XML
9 34 (15.32%) Oracle BPM
10 33 (14.86%) Oracle EBS
11 31 (13.96%) Oracle Database
12 27 (12.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 27 (12.16%) Windows
12 27 (12.16%) IBM
13 26 (11.71%) MVS
13 26 (11.71%) Workflow
13 26 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (11.71%) WebSphere
14 25 (11.26%) Banking
15 24 (10.81%) CRM
16 23 (10.36%) SOAP
16 23 (10.36%) Web Services
16 23 (10.36%) Open Source
17 22 (9.91%) Oracle Database 11g
18 21 (9.46%) Security Cleared
18 21 (9.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 20 (9.01%) J2EE
19 20 (9.01%) ERP

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.16%) Oracle Service Bus
2 26 (11.71%) WebSphere
3 21 (9.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 19 (8.56%) WebLogic
4 19 (8.56%) CICS
5 10 (4.50%) JBoss
6 7 (3.15%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.70%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.25%) Documentum
8 5 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.80%) AquaLogic
9 4 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.80%) Apache
9 4 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.35%) IIS
11 2 (0.90%) SAS
11 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (15.32%) Oracle BPM
2 33 (14.86%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (3.15%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (1.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.80%) PaaS
1 4 (1.80%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.31%) Firewall
2 11 (4.95%) SSL
2 11 (4.95%) SAN
3 9 (4.05%) NAS
4 7 (3.15%) SSH
4 7 (3.15%) Internet
4 7 (3.15%) Kerberos
4 7 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.70%) VoIP
6 5 (2.25%) WAN
6 5 (2.25%) LAN
7 4 (1.80%) LDAP
7 4 (1.80%) ATM
7 4 (1.80%) ISDN
7 4 (1.80%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.35%) FTP
8 3 (1.35%) HTTP
8 3 (1.35%) Extranet
8 3 (1.35%) SMS
8 3 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.96%) Oracle Database
2 22 (9.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.86%) DB2
5 12 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.05%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (3.60%) DataStage
8 6 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.80%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.35%) MySQL
11 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.50%) SoapUI
2 7 (3.15%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.80%) Selenium
4 3 (1.35%) JUnit
4 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.35%) JIRA
4 3 (1.35%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.45%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.45%) Hudson
6 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 79 (35.59%) Finance
2 25 (11.26%) Banking
3 3 (1.35%) Retail
4 2 (0.90%) Marketing
4 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 101 (45.50%) Architect
2 40 (18.02%) Developer
3 38 (17.12%) Technical Architect
4 31 (13.96%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (7.21%) Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (6.31%) Oracle Architect
7 13 (5.86%) Java Developer
8 12 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (4.95%) Consultant
10 9 (4.05%) Java Architect
11 8 (3.60%) Middleware Architect
12 7 (3.15%) Technical Design Leader
12 7 (3.15%) Designer
12 7 (3.15%) Analyst
13 6 (2.70%) Tester
13 6 (2.70%) Systems Manager
13 6 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
13 6 (2.70%) Information Security Engineer
13 6 (2.70%) Security Engineer
13 6 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.97%) Oracle Fusion
2 34 (15.32%) XML
3 23 (10.36%) SOAP
3 23 (10.36%) Web Services
4 20 (9.01%) J2EE
5 15 (6.76%) Spring
6 12 (5.41%) WSDL
7 11 (4.95%) XSD
8 9 (4.05%) XML Messaging
8 9 (4.05%) REST
9 8 (3.60%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.15%) ISPF
10 7 (3.15%) JMS
10 7 (3.15%) JSON
10 7 (3.15%) XSLT
10 7 (3.15%) .NET
11 6 (2.70%) HTML
12 5 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (2.25%) Apache Camel
13 4 (1.80%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.77%) Mainframe
2 16 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.50%) VSAM
4 10 (4.50%) PKI
5 8 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.15%) Replication
7 6 (2.70%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.25%) Data Integration
8 5 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.80%) BYOD
9 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.35%) EFT
10 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.90%) Clustering
12 1 (0.45%) Tandem
12 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 78 (35.14%) UNIX
2 27 (12.16%) Windows
3 26 (11.71%) MVS
4 19 (8.56%) Linux
5 11 (4.95%) AIX
5 11 (4.95%) Solaris
6 10 (4.50%) zOS
7 7 (3.15%) VME
8 5 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.90%) HPUX
11 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.90%) Android
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.13%) SOA
2 26 (11.71%) Workflow
2 26 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.81%) CRM
4 23 (10.36%) Open Source
5 20 (9.01%) ERP
6 19 (8.56%) TOGAF
6 19 (8.56%) SDLC
7 16 (7.21%) ETL
7 16 (7.21%) ITIL
7 16 (7.21%) UML
8 14 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (6.31%) Waterfall
9 13 (5.86%) Migration
9 13 (5.86%) BPEL
10 10 (4.50%) DSDM
11 9 (4.05%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.05%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.05%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.42%) Java
2 34 (15.32%) SQL
3 10 (4.50%) XQuery
4 9 (4.05%) Scala
5 8 (3.60%) COBOL
6 7 (3.15%) C#
7 5 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.35%) C++
9 3 (1.35%) JCL
10 2 (0.90%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.90%) REXX
10 2 (0.90%) Perl
10 2 (0.90%) CLIST
11 1 (0.45%) Python
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) PMP
3 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.45%) Degree
4 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) ISEB
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.45%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (4.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 10 (4.50%) RACF
3 5 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.45%) Squid
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.05%) SCCM
1 9 (4.05%) zSecure
2 5 (2.25%) OpenView
3 4 (1.80%) Puppet
3 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.80%) Ansible
3 4 (1.80%) Salt
4 3 (1.35%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 86 (38.74%) Oracle
2 50 (22.52%) Microsoft
3 27 (12.16%) IBM
4 20 (9.01%) VMware
5 18 (8.11%) CA
5 18 (8.11%) Sybase
6 10 (4.50%) SAP
6 10 (4.50%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.25%) webMethods
7 5 (2.25%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (2.25%) HP
7 5 (2.25%) Veritas
7 5 (2.25%) Veeam
8 4 (1.80%) BEA
9 3 (1.35%) Informatica
9 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.90%) Endeca
10 2 (0.90%) Tableau
10 2 (0.90%) Retek
10 2 (0.90%) Remedy
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £430 - £485 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Lytham St Annes
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago