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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
England / North West
Rank 84 69 101
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +32
Contract jobs citing Middleware 54 94 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 2.45% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.57% 8.85% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 58 23
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £298 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £424 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.02% +5.00%

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
822 1062 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.69% 27.69% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 694 539
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 25
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Merseyside +9 15 £401 -15.68% 1
Cheshire +18 12 £463 +8.82%
Lancashire -1 12 £525 +35.48%
Manchester -3 8 £375 -9.09% 9
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 50 (43.10%) Oracle
2 45 (38.79%) SOA
3 41 (35.34%) Windows
4 39 (33.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 36 (31.03%) Linux
6 33 (28.45%) Unix
7 30 (25.86%) AIX
8 28 (24.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 24 (20.69%) Java
10 23 (19.83%) SQL
10 23 (19.83%) Web Services
11 22 (18.97%) J2EE
12 21 (18.10%) XML
13 20 (17.24%) DB2
13 20 (17.24%) Migration
13 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
13 20 (17.24%) WebSphere
14 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
14 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (15.52%) Perl
15 18 (15.52%) IBM
15 18 (15.52%) JSON
15 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
16 17 (14.66%) Big Data
16 17 (14.66%) Banking
16 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
16 17 (14.66%) Finance
16 17 (14.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
17 16 (13.79%) Relational Database
17 16 (13.79%) Mainframe

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 (33.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (17.24%) WebSphere
3 16 (13.79%) JBoss
4 12 (10.34%) WebLogic
4 12 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (9.48%) Apache
6 10 (8.62%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.17%) IIS
8 5 (4.31%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (4.31%) nginx
9 4 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (2.59%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.72%) SAS
12 1 (0.86%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Integration
12 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) DNS
1 8 (6.90%) HTTP
1 8 (6.90%) Kerberos
1 8 (6.90%) SSL
2 3 (2.59%) LDAP
2 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.72%) SMTP
3 2 (1.72%) SNMP
4 1 (0.86%) Firewall
4 1 (0.86%) FTP
4 1 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.86%) VLAN
4 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) DB2
2 17 (14.66%) Big Data
2 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
3 16 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 15 (12.93%) MongoDB
4 15 (12.93%) NoSQL
5 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.86%) MySQL
9 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.59%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.72%) Hudson
3 2 (1.72%) JIRA
3 2 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (14.66%) Banking
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Billing
3 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.86%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (29.31%) Architect
2 22 (18.97%) Developer
3 19 (16.38%) DBA
4 14 (12.07%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.62%) Administrator
5 10 (8.62%) Oracle DBA
6 8 (6.90%) Middleware Specialist
7 6 (5.17%) Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) Middleware Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared DBA
8 5 (4.31%) Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Applications Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Domain Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Middleware Administrator
8 5 (4.31%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Principal Architect
9 4 (3.45%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 23 (19.83%) Web Services
3 22 (18.97%) J2EE
4 21 (18.10%) XML
5 18 (15.52%) JSON
6 12 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (4.31%) .NET
7 5 (4.31%) SOAP
8 4 (3.45%) HTML
9 3 (2.59%) Ajax
9 3 (2.59%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (2.59%) jQuery
9 3 (2.59%) REST
9 3 (2.59%) RESTful
9 3 (2.59%) Spring
10 2 (1.72%) HTML5
10 2 (1.72%) JAAS
10 2 (1.72%) Java SE
10 2 (1.72%) JMS
10 2 (1.72%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.79%) Mainframe
3 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.17%) Clustering
5 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.72%) User Experience
7 1 (0.86%) Blog
7 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.86%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.86%) DataPower
7 1 (0.86%) Derivative
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.86%) MPEG
7 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) Social Media
7 1 (0.86%) STB
7 1 (0.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.34%) Windows
2 36 (31.03%) Linux
3 33 (28.45%) Unix
4 30 (25.86%) AIX
5 13 (11.21%) Solaris
6 11 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.62%) HPUX
8 4 (3.45%) OS/2
9 1 (0.86%) Android
9 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (38.79%) SOA
2 20 (17.24%) Migration
3 16 (13.79%) Performance Management
4 15 (12.93%) Microservices
5 13 (11.21%) ITIL
6 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.62%) CRM
8 8 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.03%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.17%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.17%) Change Management
10 6 (5.17%) Software Asset Management
11 5 (4.31%) Data Migration
11 5 (4.31%) DevOps
12 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.45%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.45%) Identity Management
12 4 (3.45%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.69%) Java
2 23 (19.83%) SQL
3 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.52%) Perl
5 7 (6.03%) Python
6 5 (4.31%) Jython
6 5 (4.31%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.72%) Go
7 2 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.86%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) Degree
4 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.86%) PMO
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 14 (12.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (5.17%) IBM BigFix
3 6 (5.17%) Netcool
3 6 (5.17%) SCOM
4 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.86%) Terraform
5 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (43.10%) Oracle
2 18 (15.52%) IBM
3 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 7 (6.03%) VMware
6 6 (5.17%) CA
6 6 (5.17%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.59%) Cisco
7 3 (2.59%) Dell
7 3 (2.59%) EMC
7 3 (2.59%) Sybase
8 2 (1.72%) Micro Focus
8 2 (1.72%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.72%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.86%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.86%) HP
9 1 (0.86%) Kony
9 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.86%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.86%) Yahoo!