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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 99 103 106
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 28 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 1.10% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.57% 3.62% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £492 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
613 802 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.26% 30.34% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 471 362
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £23.50 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -24.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £18.74 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £78.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -1 14 £450 +18.42% 3
Glasgow +4 10 £394 +36.95% 3
Stirling -8 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (37.50%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) Oracle
2 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Finance
3 14 (25.00%) Linux
3 14 (25.00%) JBoss
3 14 (25.00%) SOA
4 13 (23.21%) UNIX
5 11 (19.64%) Banking
6 10 (17.86%) SQL
7 8 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
8 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (8.93%) Spring
10 5 (8.93%) Zachman Framework
10 5 (8.93%) TOGAF
10 5 (8.93%) Perl
10 5 (8.93%) TIBCO
10 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
11 4 (7.14%) SCCM
11 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
11 4 (7.14%) IBM
11 4 (7.14%) IIS
11 4 (7.14%) SOAP
11 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
11 4 (7.14%) Firewall
11 4 (7.14%) Migration

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (25.00%) JBoss
2 8 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.14%) IIS
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.57%) CICS
5 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.79%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) LAN
2 3 (5.36%) WAN
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) DNS
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) VoIP
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) FTP
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) Intranet
4 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Ant
1 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Architect
2 15 (26.79%) Designer
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (10.71%) Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) SOA Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (5.36%) SOA Designer
9 2 (3.57%) Deployment Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Data Centre Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Spring
2 4 (7.14%) SOAP
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (3.57%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.79%) BAPI
5 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.79%) jBPM
5 1 (1.79%) Java EE
5 1 (1.79%) EDI
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.79%) Drools
5 1 (1.79%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Axis
5 1 (1.79%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.36%) Replication
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) iSeries
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.79%) DataPower
4 1 (1.79%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 14 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (23.21%) UNIX
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) zOS
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) SOA
2 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.93%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (8.93%) TOGAF
4 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.36%) ITIL
6 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.36%) DevOps
6 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.36%) Coaching
6 3 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.57%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.57%) Release Management
7 2 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.57%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) Perl
3 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.36%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) Korn
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.79%) ABAP
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) CISA
1 2 (3.57%) QiCA
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) CA LISA
3 1 (1.79%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) TIBCO
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) CA
4 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.57%) Veritas
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) BMC
5 2 (3.57%) Sybase
5 2 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (1.79%) AppSense
6 1 (1.79%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Veeam