The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 95 81 68
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 28 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.01% 1.56% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.53% 5.60% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £310 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.67% -9.33%
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
618 678 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.36% 27.90% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 368 322
Average daily rate £375 £323 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Edinburgh -10 20 £450 +20.00% 3
Glasgow +7 8 £350 - 10
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Moray - - - -
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (39.71%) Oracle
2 25 (36.76%) JBoss
3 23 (33.82%) Java
4 21 (30.88%) Finance
5 20 (29.41%) Windows
6 19 (27.94%) UNIX
6 19 (27.94%) WebSphere
7 17 (25.00%) Linux
8 16 (23.53%) SQL
9 15 (22.06%) Banking
10 13 (19.12%) VMware
10 13 (19.12%) WebLogic
10 13 (19.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (19.12%) Oracle Database
11 11 (16.18%) SOA
11 11 (16.18%) IBM
11 11 (16.18%) Red Hat
12 10 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
12 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (10.29%) TIBCO
14 7 (10.29%) Citrix
14 7 (10.29%) Solaris
14 7 (10.29%) Web Services
14 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
15 6 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
15 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (8.82%) ITIL
15 6 (8.82%) WebSphere Application Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 25 (36.76%) JBoss
2 19 (27.94%) WebSphere
3 13 (19.12%) WebLogic
4 6 (8.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.88%) MQSeries
6 4 (5.88%) IIS
7 3 (4.41%) Apache
7 3 (4.41%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (2.94%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.94%) CICS
8 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.94%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Firewall
2 5 (7.35%) LAN
2 5 (7.35%) WAN
2 5 (7.35%) DNS
2 5 (7.35%) SAN
3 4 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (4.41%) VPN
4 3 (4.41%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.47%) Intranet
6 1 (1.47%) FTP
6 1 (1.47%) VoIP
6 1 (1.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) DB2
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Ant
2 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (1.47%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 15 (22.06%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Architect
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Designer
4 8 (11.76%) Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Administrator
6 5 (7.35%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.35%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) SOA Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planner
7 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Deployment Specialist
8 3 (4.41%) Environment Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (10.29%) Web Services
3 5 (7.35%) Spring
4 4 (5.88%) J2EE
4 4 (5.88%) SOAP
5 3 (4.41%) CSS
5 3 (4.41%) XML
5 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (4.41%) JPA
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (4.41%) REST
6 2 (2.94%) UIKit
6 2 (2.94%) Struts2
6 2 (2.94%) WebCenter
6 2 (2.94%) YUI
6 2 (2.94%) jQuery
6 2 (2.94%) Java EE
6 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.94%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Clustering
1 5 (7.35%) Open Source
2 4 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.41%) Replication
3 3 (4.41%) DataPower
3 3 (4.41%) iSeries
4 2 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.41%) Windows
2 19 (27.94%) UNIX
3 17 (25.00%) Linux
4 13 (19.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.29%) Solaris
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.41%) AIX
7 3 (4.41%) HPUX
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) SOA
2 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
4 6 (8.82%) Migration
4 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.82%) ITIL
4 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
6 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.41%) BPEL
7 3 (4.41%) MVC
7 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.41%) UML
7 3 (4.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) Java
2 16 (23.53%) SQL
3 5 (7.35%) Perl
4 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.94%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.47%) Korn
6 1 (1.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) VCP4
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.41%) KVM
2 3 (4.41%) RHEV
3 2 (2.94%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.94%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.47%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.47%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Oracle
2 13 (19.12%) VMware
3 11 (16.18%) Red Hat
3 11 (16.18%) IBM
4 7 (10.29%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) TIBCO
5 6 (8.82%) BMC
6 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.41%) HP
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco
8 2 (2.94%) Kony
8 2 (2.94%) Yahoo!
8 2 (2.94%) Google
8 2 (2.94%) CA
9 1 (1.47%) Veritas
9 1 (1.47%) Genesys
9 1 (1.47%) Chordiant
9 1 (1.47%) Veeam
9 1 (1.47%) AppSense
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