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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 80 58 87
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Contract jobs citing Middleware 78 120 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 2.67% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.14% 11.08% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 79 31
Median daily rate £423 £511 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.31% +13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £610 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +7.56%
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
958 1083 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.02% 24.14% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 704 479
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -21 29 £388 -20.51% 13
Cheshire +20 23 £425 -5.55%
Merseyside 0 9 £423 +12.66%
Lancashire -5 6 £448 -18.63%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (28.75%) Oracle
1 69 (28.75%) Linux
2 64 (26.67%) SOA
2 64 (26.67%) Java
3 61 (25.42%) IBM
4 54 (22.50%) XML
5 47 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (18.33%) JBoss
7 43 (17.92%) HTTP
8 39 (16.25%) SOAP
9 38 (15.83%) Unix
9 38 (15.83%) WebSphere
10 35 (14.58%) Apache
10 35 (14.58%) J2EE
10 35 (14.58%) Banking
10 35 (14.58%) Finance
11 34 (14.17%) Web Services
12 33 (13.75%) JavaScript
12 33 (13.75%) Tomcat
12 33 (13.75%) Security Cleared
13 32 (13.33%) JSON
13 32 (13.33%) Apache Camel
13 32 (13.33%) JDBC
14 31 (12.92%) CRM
14 31 (12.92%) High Availability
15 30 (12.50%) REST
15 30 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 28 (11.67%) C
16 28 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
17 27 (11.25%) ActiveMQ

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 44 (18.33%) JBoss
2 38 (15.83%) WebSphere
3 35 (14.58%) Apache
4 33 (13.75%) Tomcat
5 26 (10.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (6.67%) Tuxedo
7 9 (3.75%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.25%) SAS
11 2 (0.83%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.83%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.83%) Liferay
11 2 (0.83%) TPMS
11 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.42%) Confluence
12 1 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Mingle
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.33%) Google Analytics
1 8 (3.33%) IaaS
2 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.67%) PaaS
3 4 (1.67%) SaaS
4 3 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.92%) HTTP
2 8 (3.33%) FTP
2 8 (3.33%) SSL
3 6 (2.50%) SMTP
4 5 (2.08%) Firewall
5 4 (1.67%) LDAP
6 3 (1.25%) DNS
6 3 (1.25%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.25%) Network Security
6 3 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.83%) DMZ
7 2 (0.83%) Internet
7 2 (0.83%) Intranet
7 2 (0.83%) SAN
7 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.42%) LAN
8 1 (0.42%) PABX
8 1 (0.42%) SNMP
8 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (10.83%) MySQL
3 14 (5.83%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.58%) Data Mining
4 11 (4.58%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.75%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.33%) DB2
7 6 (2.50%) Big Data
8 5 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.25%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (4.58%) JUnit
1 11 (4.58%) Subversion
2 10 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 8 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.92%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.08%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (1.67%) Hudson
6 4 (1.67%) JIRA
6 4 (1.67%) Selenium
7 3 (1.25%) CaliberRM
8 2 (0.83%) Introscope
9 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (14.58%) Banking
1 35 (14.58%) Finance
2 9 (3.75%) Retail
3 8 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.25%) Billing
4 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (27.08%) Architect
2 64 (26.67%) Developer
3 28 (11.67%) Java Developer
4 21 (8.75%) Technical Leader
5 18 (7.50%) Consultant
6 17 (7.08%) Analyst
6 17 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
8 13 (5.42%) Administrator
9 12 (5.00%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.75%) Integration Architect
12 8 (3.33%) Digital Architect
12 8 (3.33%) Middleware Specialist
12 8 (3.33%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.92%) Digital Technical Architect
13 7 (2.92%) Technical Developer
14 6 (2.50%) Middleware Administrator
14 6 (2.50%) Test Analyst
14 6 (2.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (22.50%) XML
2 39 (16.25%) SOAP
3 35 (14.58%) J2EE
4 34 (14.17%) Web Services
5 32 (13.33%) Apache Camel
5 32 (13.33%) JDBC
5 32 (13.33%) JSON
6 30 (12.50%) REST
7 27 (11.25%) ActiveMQ
8 22 (9.17%) CSS
8 22 (9.17%) CSS3
8 22 (9.17%) HTML
8 22 (9.17%) HTML5
9 20 (8.33%) Spring
10 14 (5.83%) AngularJS
10 14 (5.83%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (5.00%) .NET
11 12 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (4.58%) JAXB
12 11 (4.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 12 (5.00%) Clustering
4 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.75%) User Experience
6 8 (3.33%) IVR
7 5 (2.08%) Biometrics
7 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.25%) DataPower
9 2 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.83%) Life Science
9 2 (0.83%) LPAR
9 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.42%) EPoS
10 1 (0.42%) FMCG
10 1 (0.42%) iSeries
10 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 69 (28.75%) Linux
2 38 (15.83%) Unix
3 21 (8.75%) VME
4 16 (6.67%) AIX
5 14 (5.83%) Windows
6 13 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.67%) Solaris
8 3 (1.25%) OS/2
8 3 (1.25%) zOS
9 2 (0.83%) HPUX
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.83%) SUSE
9 2 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.42%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.67%) SOA
2 47 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (12.92%) CRM
3 31 (12.92%) High Availability
4 26 (10.83%) Open Source
5 22 (9.17%) Microservices
6 21 (8.75%) Migration
7 18 (7.50%) Project Management
8 15 (6.25%) Line Management
9 14 (5.83%) Data Management
9 14 (5.83%) E-business
9 14 (5.83%) TOGAF
10 12 (5.00%) Analytics
10 12 (5.00%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.00%) SDLC
11 11 (4.58%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.58%) ERP
11 11 (4.58%) Front End Development
11 11 (4.58%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.67%) Java
2 33 (13.75%) JavaScript
3 28 (11.67%) C
4 24 (10.00%) COBOL
5 17 (7.08%) SQL
6 16 (6.67%) C++
7 11 (4.58%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.92%) Jython
9 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.25%) C#
10 3 (1.25%) Python
11 2 (0.83%) Perl
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.42%) JCL
12 1 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 33 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.92%) Degree
5 2 (0.83%) CCNA
5 2 (0.83%) CCNP
5 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) HNC
6 1 (0.42%) HND
6 1 (0.42%) ISEB
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.58%) QA
2 3 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) HL7
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.83%) Firmware
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Docker
4 1 (0.42%) RACF
4 1 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (2.08%) CA Wily
1 5 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.67%) Puppet
3 3 (1.25%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.25%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.83%) nmon
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 69 (28.75%) Oracle
2 61 (25.42%) IBM
3 30 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 13 (5.42%) ICL
6 11 (4.58%) Micro Focus
7 10 (4.17%) HP
8 8 (3.33%) Google
9 7 (2.92%) Citrix
9 7 (2.92%) TIBCO
10 6 (2.50%) CA
10 6 (2.50%) VMware
10 6 (2.50%) webMethods
11 5 (2.08%) Axway
11 5 (2.08%) IBM Sterling
11 5 (2.08%) SAP
11 5 (2.08%) Siebel
12 4 (1.67%) Avaya
12 4 (1.67%) BroadVision
12 4 (1.67%) Fujitsu
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