The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 19 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.48% - 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.39% - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£503 - £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £416
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
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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 Preston region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
23 36 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.00% 30.77% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 7
Average daily rate £375 £369 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +22.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £135.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Preston region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Middleware
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) PaaS
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (100.00%) OpenShift
1 4 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (100.00%) Ansible
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
1 4 (100.00%) Salt
2 3 (75.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 4 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) PaaS
1 4 (100.00%) OpenShift
2 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (100.00%) Ansible
1 4 (100.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) IBM