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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 82 88 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -61
Contract jobs citing Middleware 55 44 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.49% 5.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.94% 4.97% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 84
Average daily rate
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£443 £300 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
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 £270 £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 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +12 27 £488 +21.87% 6
Cheshire -11 9 £456 +81.05% 3
Merseyside +3 5 £425 +25.92% 1
Lancashire -19 1 £201 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (53.70%) Oracle
2 49 (45.37%) Finance
3 43 (39.81%) UNIX
4 30 (27.78%) SOA
5 26 (24.07%) Java
6 25 (23.15%) Linux
7 23 (21.30%) IBM
8 22 (20.37%) WebLogic
9 21 (19.44%) Web Services
9 21 (19.44%) Windows
10 20 (18.52%) Oracle Database
11 17 (15.74%) Red Hat
11 17 (15.74%) Banking
12 16 (14.81%) Oracle Fusion
12 16 (14.81%) Mainframe
13 15 (13.89%) Solaris
13 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
13 15 (13.89%) Migration
13 15 (13.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (12.04%) WebSphere
14 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
14 13 (12.04%) CRM
14 13 (12.04%) AIX
14 13 (12.04%) MVS
14 13 (12.04%) Workflow
15 12 (11.11%) SQL
15 12 (11.11%) Tomcat
15 12 (11.11%) ETL
16 11 (10.19%) TIBCO
16 11 (10.19%) Tumbleweed

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (20.37%) WebLogic
2 15 (13.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (12.04%) WebSphere
4 12 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 9 (8.33%) Apache
6 6 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (4.63%) AquaLogic
8 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.85%) CMS
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.85%) CICS
11 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.93%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
1 1 (0.93%) PaaS
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) Firewall
2 8 (7.41%) LDAP
3 3 (2.78%) FTP
3 3 (2.78%) HTTP
4 2 (1.85%) DMZ
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (4.63%) DB2
7 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.85%) MySQL
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.93%) MSDE
9 1 (0.93%) DataStage
9 1 (0.93%) MS Access
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.93%) Big Data
9 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.48%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.85%) Ant
3 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.85%) Introscope
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 49 (45.37%) Finance
2 17 (15.74%) Banking
3 10 (9.26%) Retail
4 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.63%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Local Government
6 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (33.33%) Architect
2 31 (28.70%) Developer
3 13 (12.04%) Technical Architect
4 10 (9.26%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (7.41%) Administrator
6 7 (6.48%) Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) Middleware Specialist
6 7 (6.48%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
7 6 (5.56%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 5 (4.63%) SOA Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Oracle Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (2.78%) ETL Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) Web Services
2 16 (14.81%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (9.26%) JMS
3 10 (9.26%) XML
4 9 (8.33%) Spring
4 9 (8.33%) Java EE
5 8 (7.41%) RESTful
6 7 (6.48%) JPA
6 7 (6.48%) Java SE
6 7 (6.48%) JAX-RS
7 5 (4.63%) J2EE
8 4 (3.70%) Oracle ADF
8 4 (3.70%) XSLT
8 4 (3.70%) EJB
9 3 (2.78%) .NET
9 3 (2.78%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.85%) Regular Expression
10 2 (1.85%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.85%) Drools
10 2 (1.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.48%) Reference Data
2 7 (6.48%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.63%) Firmware
3 5 (4.63%) PKI
4 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.85%) Tandem
5 2 (1.85%) Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) Statistics
5 2 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) AS400
6 1 (0.93%) Open Source
6 1 (0.93%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) VSAM
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.81%) UNIX
2 25 (23.15%) Linux
3 21 (19.44%) Windows
4 15 (13.89%) Solaris
5 13 (12.04%) AIX
5 13 (12.04%) MVS
6 8 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (7.41%) HPUX
7 2 (1.85%) SUSE
7 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.93%) VMS
8 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.78%) SOA
2 15 (13.89%) Migration
3 13 (12.04%) CRM
3 13 (12.04%) Workflow
4 12 (11.11%) ETL
5 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.48%) Data Architecture
9 6 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.56%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.63%) Change Management
10 5 (4.63%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (4.63%) Data Management
10 5 (4.63%) Analytics
11 4 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (2.78%) ERP
12 3 (2.78%) ITIL
12 3 (2.78%) Performance Improvement
12 3 (2.78%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) Java
2 12 (11.11%) SQL
3 9 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.56%) XQuery
5 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.70%) Python
7 3 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.85%) C#
8 2 (1.85%) COBOL
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.93%) MCP
3 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.78%) RHEV
2 2 (1.85%) XenApp
2 2 (1.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) BladeLogic
2 5 (4.63%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.70%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.78%) Control-M
5 2 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.85%) Puppet
5 2 (1.85%) Foglight
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.93%) OpenView
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 58 (53.70%) Oracle
2 23 (21.30%) IBM
3 17 (15.74%) Red Hat
4 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.19%) TIBCO
5 11 (10.19%) Tumbleweed
6 9 (8.33%) HP
6 9 (8.33%) Splunk
6 9 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
7 7 (6.48%) JBoss
7 7 (6.48%) VMware
8 6 (5.56%) CA
9 5 (4.63%) BEA
10 3 (2.78%) NetApp
10 3 (2.78%) Informatica
10 3 (2.78%) Sun
10 3 (2.78%) EMC
10 3 (2.78%) Intel
10 3 (2.78%) Citrix
10 3 (2.78%) Business Objects
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