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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 98 71 39
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -32
Contract jobs citing Middleware 38 49 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 2.03% 4.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.86% 7.83% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 76
Average daily rate £425 £404 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
782 626 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.65% 26.00% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 322 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 36
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.96 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +37.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £146.10 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Middleware
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 17 £400 +11.80% 3
Cheshire -24 13 £410 -3.64% 15
Merseyside +3 1 - - 2
Lancashire -27 1 £500 +15.27%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 82 (55.03%) UNIX
2 57 (38.26%) Finance
3 45 (30.20%) Windows
4 40 (26.85%) AIX
5 38 (25.50%) WebSphere
6 36 (24.16%) Change Management
7 35 (23.49%) Mainframe
8 31 (20.81%) IBM
9 30 (20.13%) Banking
10 28 (18.79%) Shell Script
11 26 (17.45%) Java
12 25 (16.78%) Oracle
13 23 (15.44%) Linux
14 20 (13.42%) ITIL
15 19 (12.75%) SSL
16 18 (12.08%) SOA
17 17 (11.41%) GIS
18 16 (10.74%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (10.74%) WebSphere MQ
19 15 (10.07%) FTP
20 13 (8.72%) TIBCO
21 12 (8.05%) SQL
21 12 (8.05%) Clustering
21 12 (8.05%) BladeLogic
21 12 (8.05%) Oracle Database
22 11 (7.38%) Splunk
22 11 (7.38%) Cyber-Ark
22 11 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
22 11 (7.38%) DMZ
23 10 (6.71%) JCL

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (25.50%) WebSphere
2 16 (10.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (6.71%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.04%) TIBCO EMS
5 8 (5.37%) Tuxedo
6 7 (4.70%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.03%) Gentran
7 6 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.03%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (3.36%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.34%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.67%) Apache
10 1 (0.67%) CMS
10 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) SAP CRM
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.68%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.67%) Exstream
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.75%) SSL
2 15 (10.07%) FTP
3 11 (7.38%) DMZ
4 7 (4.70%) Internet
5 6 (4.03%) Firewall
5 6 (4.03%) LDAP
5 6 (4.03%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.68%) HTTP
7 2 (1.34%) LAN
7 2 (1.34%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.34%) DNS
8 1 (0.67%) Intranet
8 1 (0.67%) WAN
8 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.05%) Oracle Database
2 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (4.03%) DB2
4 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.34%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.34%) MySQL
6 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.67%) DataStage
7 1 (0.67%) MSDE
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.68%) LSMW
2 4 (2.68%) Maven
2 4 (2.68%) NetBeans
3 3 (2.01%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.34%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.34%) Ant
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.67%) JIRA
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (38.26%) Finance
2 30 (20.13%) Banking
3 7 (4.70%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.03%) Retail
4 6 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.36%) Local Government
6 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.34%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (13.42%) Middleware Specialist
2 19 (12.75%) Consultant
2 19 (12.75%) Developer
3 14 (9.40%) Architect
4 13 (8.72%) Analyst
5 10 (6.71%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.04%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (6.04%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 9 (6.04%) CRM Consultant
6 9 (6.04%) Middleware Analyst
6 9 (6.04%) Designer
7 7 (4.70%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Technician
8 6 (4.03%) Middleware Consultant
8 6 (4.03%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (3.36%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.36%) Migration Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Communications Analyst
10 4 (2.68%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (6.71%) JMS
2 10 (6.71%) ISPF
3 9 (6.04%) Java EE
4 8 (5.37%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (5.37%) Web Services
4 8 (5.37%) XML
4 8 (5.37%) Rendezvous
5 7 (4.70%) CSS
5 7 (4.70%) Spring
6 5 (3.36%) HTML
6 5 (3.36%) .NET
7 4 (2.68%) JAX-RS
7 4 (2.68%) Apache Camel
7 4 (2.68%) REST
7 4 (2.68%) JSON
7 4 (2.68%) Java SE
7 4 (2.68%) JPA
7 4 (2.68%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (2.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.49%) Mainframe
2 17 (11.41%) GIS
3 12 (8.05%) Clustering
4 7 (4.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (4.03%) Tandem
6 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.34%) Statistics
7 2 (1.34%) PKI
7 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.34%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.34%) AS400
8 1 (0.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) Replication
8 1 (0.67%) DataPower
8 1 (0.67%) Open Source
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 82 (55.03%) UNIX
2 45 (30.20%) Windows
3 40 (26.85%) AIX
4 23 (15.44%) Linux
5 4 (2.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.67%) HPUX
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.16%) Change Management
2 20 (13.42%) ITIL
3 18 (12.08%) SOA
4 11 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (6.71%) CRM
5 10 (6.71%) ERP
6 9 (6.04%) Migration
7 8 (5.37%) Validation
8 7 (4.70%) Project Management
8 7 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.70%) Information Security
9 6 (4.03%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.03%) Business Continuity
9 6 (4.03%) MVC
9 6 (4.03%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.36%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.36%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.36%) Data Management
10 5 (3.36%) Master Data Management
11 4 (2.68%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.79%) Shell Script
2 26 (17.45%) Java
3 12 (8.05%) SQL
4 10 (6.71%) JCL
5 8 (5.37%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.37%) Perl
6 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.68%) Python
7 4 (2.68%) ABAP
7 4 (2.68%) C#
8 3 (2.01%) C++
8 3 (2.01%) XPath
9 2 (1.34%) XQuery
10 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.67%) C
10 1 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (5.37%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.67%) CISSP
2 1 (0.67%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.67%) MCP
2 1 (0.67%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.01%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (1.34%) PowerHA
2 2 (1.34%) XenApp
2 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (8.05%) BladeLogic
2 8 (5.37%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (2.68%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.34%) nmon
5 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.67%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.67%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.67%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 31 (20.81%) IBM
2 25 (16.78%) Oracle
3 13 (8.72%) TIBCO
4 11 (7.38%) Splunk
4 11 (7.38%) Cyber-Ark
5 10 (6.71%) SAP
5 10 (6.71%) JBoss
6 8 (5.37%) Tumbleweed
7 6 (4.03%) Axway
8 4 (2.68%) BEA
9 3 (2.01%) HP
9 3 (2.01%) Citrix
9 3 (2.01%) Cisco
9 3 (2.01%) Sun
9 3 (2.01%) VMware
10 2 (1.34%) Fundtech
11 1 (0.67%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.67%) CA
11 1 (0.67%) Ab Initio
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