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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 61 52 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +31
Contract jobs citing Middleware 98 128 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 3.05% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.21% 12.48% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 83 28
Median daily rate £414 £503 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% +8.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £405 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £635 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £38.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +27.73%
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
960 1026 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.55% 24.44% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 663 470
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 13
Median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -31 37 £419 -16.25% 5
Cheshire +19 22 £400 -11.11% 1
Lancashire +12 19 £415 -24.54%
Merseyside +3 11 £400 +14.28%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 69 (29.87%) Oracle
2 67 (29.00%) Linux
3 66 (28.57%) Java
4 60 (25.97%) SOA
5 59 (25.54%) IBM
6 57 (24.68%) XML
7 46 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (18.61%) HTTP
9 41 (17.75%) SOAP
10 39 (16.88%) JBoss
11 36 (15.58%) Apache
11 36 (15.58%) Finance
11 36 (15.58%) WebSphere
12 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
13 34 (14.72%) Tomcat
14 33 (14.29%) Unix
14 33 (14.29%) Web Services
14 33 (14.29%) J2EE
15 32 (13.85%) JavaScript
15 32 (13.85%) JDBC
15 32 (13.85%) Apache Camel
16 31 (13.42%) High Availability
17 30 (12.99%) REST
17 30 (12.99%) Banking
18 29 (12.55%) PostgreSQL
18 29 (12.55%) CRM
18 29 (12.55%) JSON
19 28 (12.12%) C
19 28 (12.12%) MySQL
19 28 (12.12%) Microsoft

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 39 (16.88%) JBoss
2 36 (15.58%) Apache
2 36 (15.58%) WebSphere
3 34 (14.72%) Tomcat
4 23 (9.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (6.93%) Tuxedo
6 8 (3.46%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.73%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.73%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.87%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.87%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 2 (0.87%) Liferay
9 2 (0.87%) SAS
9 2 (0.87%) TPMS
9 2 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.43%) CICS
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 12 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Mingle
2 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (6.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.46%) Google Analytics
1 8 (3.46%) IaaS
2 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.73%) PaaS
3 4 (1.73%) SaaS
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.61%) HTTP
2 8 (3.46%) FTP
3 7 (3.03%) SSL
4 6 (2.60%) SMTP
5 5 (2.16%) Firewall
6 4 (1.73%) LDAP
7 3 (1.30%) DNS
7 3 (1.30%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.30%) Network Security
7 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.87%) DMZ
8 2 (0.87%) Internet
8 2 (0.87%) Intranet
8 2 (0.87%) SAN
8 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.43%) LAN
9 1 (0.43%) PABX
9 1 (0.43%) VoIP
9 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.55%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (12.12%) MySQL
3 14 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.76%) Data Mining
5 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.46%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.16%) DB2
8 3 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.87%) Big Data
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) JUnit
2 11 (4.76%) Subversion
3 8 (3.46%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.60%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.16%) Rational Performance Tester
6 5 (2.16%) Selenium
7 4 (1.73%) JIRA
8 3 (1.30%) CaliberRM
9 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.87%) Hudson
9 2 (0.87%) Introscope
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 30 (12.99%) Banking
3 10 (4.33%) Retail
4 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.87%) Billing
6 2 (0.87%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (29.44%) Developer
2 61 (26.41%) Architect
3 29 (12.55%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.66%) Technical Leader
5 17 (7.36%) Middleware Developer
6 16 (6.93%) Consultant
6 16 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.06%) Analyst
8 12 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (5.19%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.76%) Administrator
10 8 (3.46%) Digital Architect
10 8 (3.46%) Integration Architect
10 8 (3.46%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Digital Technical Architect
11 7 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.03%) Technical Developer
12 6 (2.60%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.60%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.60%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.68%) XML
2 41 (17.75%) SOAP
3 33 (14.29%) J2EE
3 33 (14.29%) Web Services
4 32 (13.85%) Apache Camel
4 32 (13.85%) JDBC
5 30 (12.99%) REST
6 29 (12.55%) JSON
7 27 (11.69%) ActiveMQ
8 22 (9.52%) CSS
8 22 (9.52%) CSS3
8 22 (9.52%) HTML
8 22 (9.52%) HTML5
9 21 (9.09%) Spring
10 14 (6.06%) AngularJS
11 13 (5.63%) .NET
12 12 (5.19%) JAXB
12 12 (5.19%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (5.19%) XSLT
13 10 (4.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.93%) Mainframe
2 15 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.90%) Clustering
3 9 (3.90%) IVR
3 9 (3.90%) User Experience
4 8 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.16%) Biometrics
5 5 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.30%) DataPower
7 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.87%) Life Science
7 2 (0.87%) LPAR
7 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.43%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) iSeries
8 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 67 (29.00%) Linux
2 33 (14.29%) Unix
3 21 (9.09%) VME
4 12 (5.19%) AIX
4 12 (5.19%) Windows
5 11 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.73%) Solaris
7 3 (1.30%) zOS
8 2 (0.87%) HPUX
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.87%) SUSE
8 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) MVS
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.97%) SOA
2 46 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (13.42%) High Availability
4 29 (12.55%) CRM
5 26 (11.26%) Open Source
6 19 (8.23%) Microservices
7 17 (7.36%) Project Management
8 15 (6.49%) Line Management
8 15 (6.49%) Migration
8 15 (6.49%) TOGAF
9 14 (6.06%) Data Management
9 14 (6.06%) E-business
10 12 (5.19%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.19%) Waterfall
11 11 (4.76%) Analytics
11 11 (4.76%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.76%) ERP
11 11 (4.76%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.76%) SDLC
11 11 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (28.57%) Java
2 32 (13.85%) JavaScript
3 28 (12.12%) C
4 24 (10.39%) COBOL
5 16 (6.93%) C++
6 15 (6.49%) SQL
7 11 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.03%) Jython
9 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.73%) C#
11 3 (1.30%) PHP
11 3 (1.30%) Python
12 2 (0.87%) Perl
13 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) JCL
Qualifications
1 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (0.87%) CCNA
5 2 (0.87%) CCNP
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) HNC
6 1 (0.43%) HND
6 1 (0.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) HL7
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) Firmware
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) RACF
3 1 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) CA Wily
1 5 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.16%) Puppet
2 3 (1.30%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.30%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.87%) nmon
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 69 (29.87%) Oracle
2 59 (25.54%) IBM
3 28 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.63%) ICL
5 11 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.33%) HP
6 10 (4.33%) Micro Focus
7 8 (3.46%) Google
7 8 (3.46%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.46%) webMethods
8 7 (3.03%) Citrix
9 6 (2.60%) CA
9 6 (2.60%) Siebel
10 5 (2.16%) Axway
10 5 (2.16%) IBM Sterling
10 5 (2.16%) SAP
11 4 (1.73%) Avaya
11 4 (1.73%) BroadVision
11 4 (1.73%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.73%) Nortel
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