The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 60 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 16 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.66% 0.38% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.40% 1.83% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £380 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £288 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £456 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £420
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.73%
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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
250 218 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.88% 20.96% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 136 89
Average daily rate £375 £333 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Reading region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 16 (72.73%) Oracle
2 12 (54.55%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) Linux
6 8 (36.36%) Tomcat
6 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) XML
7 7 (31.82%) UNIX
7 7 (31.82%) HTML
7 7 (31.82%) J2EE
8 6 (27.27%) JBoss
8 6 (27.27%) Solaris
8 6 (27.27%) Sun
8 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
8 6 (27.27%) Application Packaging
8 6 (27.27%) Release Management
9 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (22.73%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (22.73%) IBM
9 5 (22.73%) HTTP
9 5 (22.73%) Apache
9 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
9 5 (22.73%) PHP
10 4 (18.18%) SOAP
10 4 (18.18%) DB2
10 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (36.36%) Tomcat
3 6 (27.27%) JBoss
4 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (22.73%) Apache
4 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
6 3 (13.64%) JCAPS
6 3 (13.64%) MQSeries
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) HTTP
3 4 (18.18%) SSL
3 4 (18.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 4 (18.18%) DB2
2 4 (18.18%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Hudson
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Continuum
1 1 (4.55%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) Maven
1 1 (4.55%) JDeveloper
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Middleware Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) XML
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
1 7 (31.82%) J2EE
2 6 (27.27%) Application Packaging
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (18.18%) SOAP
4 4 (18.18%) JMS
4 4 (18.18%) WSDL
4 4 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.55%) WebCenter
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) EJB
5 1 (4.55%) JSP
5 1 (4.55%) XSLT
5 1 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) PKI
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
1 4 (18.18%) DataPower
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
3 6 (27.27%) Solaris
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) VMS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Release Management
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) High Availability
2 4 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) EAI
4 2 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) RAD
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) XPath
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) Sun
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) BMC
6 1 (4.55%) Micro Focus
6 1 (4.55%) HP