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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 86 91 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -62
Contract jobs citing Middleware 57 41 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.43% 5.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.00% 4.95% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 81
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £213 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
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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
814 829 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.06% 28.93% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 446 580
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 £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +13 28 £494 +23.43% 2
Cheshire -16 15 £456 +14.42% 5
Merseyside -2 2 £515 +30.37% 2
Lancashire -9 1 £201 - 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 54 (54.00%) Oracle
2 46 (46.00%) Finance
3 40 (40.00%) UNIX
4 27 (27.00%) SOA
5 26 (26.00%) Java
6 23 (23.00%) Linux
7 22 (22.00%) WebLogic
8 21 (21.00%) Windows
8 21 (21.00%) IBM
9 20 (20.00%) Web Services
9 20 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 16 (16.00%) Red Hat
10 16 (16.00%) Banking
10 16 (16.00%) Oracle Fusion
11 15 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (15.00%) Migration
11 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 14 (14.00%) Solaris
12 14 (14.00%) Mainframe
13 13 (13.00%) MVS
13 13 (13.00%) Workflow
13 13 (13.00%) ETL
13 13 (13.00%) CRM
13 13 (13.00%) WebSphere
14 12 (12.00%) AIX
14 12 (12.00%) SQL
15 11 (11.00%) Tomcat
15 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
16 10 (10.00%) Tumbleweed
16 10 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (22.00%) WebLogic
2 15 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (13.00%) WebSphere
4 11 (11.00%) Tomcat
5 8 (8.00%) Apache
6 6 (6.00%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (6.00%) AquaLogic
7 4 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (1.00%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.00%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
1 1 (1.00%) PaaS
1 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.00%) Firewall
2 8 (8.00%) LDAP
3 2 (2.00%) FTP
3 2 (2.00%) HTTP
3 2 (2.00%) DMZ
4 1 (1.00%) DNS
4 1 (1.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (5.00%) DB2
6 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.00%) MySQL
7 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.00%) MS Access
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.00%) MSDE
8 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.00%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.00%) Big Data
8 1 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (7.00%) NetBeans
3 2 (2.00%) Ant
3 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.00%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (1.00%) Introscope
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (46.00%) Finance
2 16 (16.00%) Banking
3 10 (10.00%) Retail
4 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.00%) Local Government
7 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Architect
2 29 (29.00%) Developer
3 13 (13.00%) Technical Architect
4 10 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
5 7 (7.00%) Administrator
5 7 (7.00%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.00%) UNIX Administrator
6 6 (6.00%) Middleware Specialist
7 5 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (5.00%) SOA Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Middleware Developer
8 4 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.00%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Oracle Architect
9 3 (3.00%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (2.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.00%) Web Services
2 16 (16.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (10.00%) XML
3 10 (10.00%) JMS
4 9 (9.00%) Spring
4 9 (9.00%) Java EE
5 8 (8.00%) RESTful
6 7 (7.00%) JPA
6 7 (7.00%) JAX-RS
6 7 (7.00%) Java SE
7 5 (5.00%) J2EE
8 4 (4.00%) EJB
8 4 (4.00%) Oracle ADF
9 3 (3.00%) XSLT
9 3 (3.00%) .NET
9 3 (3.00%) Apache Camel
10 2 (2.00%) Regular Expression
10 2 (2.00%) HTML5
10 2 (2.00%) Drools
10 2 (2.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (7.00%) Reference Data
2 7 (7.00%) Data Integration
3 5 (5.00%) PKI
4 4 (4.00%) Firmware
5 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.00%) Clustering
5 2 (2.00%) Tandem
5 2 (2.00%) Statistics
5 2 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) Life Science
6 1 (1.00%) Open Source
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) AS400
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.00%) UNIX
2 23 (23.00%) Linux
3 21 (21.00%) Windows
4 14 (14.00%) Solaris
5 13 (13.00%) MVS
6 12 (12.00%) AIX
7 8 (8.00%) HPUX
8 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.00%) VMS
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.00%) SUSE
10 1 (1.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) SOA
2 15 (15.00%) Migration
3 13 (13.00%) Workflow
3 13 (13.00%) ETL
3 13 (13.00%) CRM
4 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.00%) Data Modelling
6 7 (7.00%) Data Architecture
7 6 (6.00%) Business Continuity
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.00%) Data Management
8 5 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.00%) Analytics
9 4 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.00%) Change Management
10 3 (3.00%) ERP
10 3 (3.00%) BPEL
10 3 (3.00%) Performance Improvement
10 3 (3.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.00%) Java
2 12 (12.00%) SQL
3 9 (9.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.00%) XQuery
5 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.00%) Python
6 3 (3.00%) Perl
7 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.00%) C#
8 1 (1.00%) C
8 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) MCP
3 1 (1.00%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) QA
1 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.00%) RHEV
2 2 (2.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.00%) Control-M
3 3 (3.00%) CA Wily
4 2 (2.00%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.00%) Foglight
5 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.00%) Puppet
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (1.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 54 (54.00%) Oracle
2 21 (21.00%) IBM
3 16 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.00%) TIBCO
5 10 (10.00%) Tumbleweed
6 8 (8.00%) Splunk
6 8 (8.00%) Cyber-Ark
6 8 (8.00%) HP
7 6 (6.00%) BEA
7 6 (6.00%) JBoss
7 6 (6.00%) VMware
8 4 (4.00%) CA
9 3 (3.00%) Informatica
9 3 (3.00%) NetApp
9 3 (3.00%) EMC
9 3 (3.00%) Sun
9 3 (3.00%) Sybase
9 3 (3.00%) Business Objects
9 3 (3.00%) Citrix
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago