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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 100 88 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 29 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 1.32% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.76% 4.47% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 13
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£450 £355 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -16.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £47.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-19.47% +22.58%
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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
609 739 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.32% 29.50% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 413 329
Average daily rate £375 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £113.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -15 17 £450 +25.00% 1
Glasgow +5 10 £400 +39.13% 1
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 28 (39.44%) Oracle
2 23 (32.39%) Java
3 22 (30.99%) Windows
4 21 (29.58%) UNIX
4 21 (29.58%) JBoss
4 21 (29.58%) Finance
5 19 (26.76%) Linux
6 16 (22.54%) WebSphere
7 15 (21.13%) Banking
7 15 (21.13%) SQL
8 12 (16.90%) VMware
8 12 (16.90%) WebLogic
8 12 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (16.90%) Oracle Database
9 11 (15.49%) SOA
10 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
10 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (12.68%) IBM
12 8 (11.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (9.86%) Citrix
13 7 (9.86%) Solaris
13 7 (9.86%) Perl
13 7 (9.86%) Firewall
13 7 (9.86%) Performance Management
13 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (8.45%) Performance Analysis
14 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (8.45%) Web Services
14 6 (8.45%) ITIL
14 6 (8.45%) TIBCO

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 21 (29.58%) JBoss
2 16 (22.54%) WebSphere
3 12 (16.90%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.63%) IIS
4 4 (5.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.63%) MQSeries
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.82%) CICS
6 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) WAN
2 5 (7.04%) LAN
2 5 (7.04%) DNS
2 5 (7.04%) SAN
3 4 (5.63%) DHCP
4 3 (4.23%) VPN
4 3 (4.23%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) NAS
5 1 (1.41%) FTP
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) Intranet
5 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.41%) DB2
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Ant
1 3 (4.23%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.82%) Maven
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 15 (21.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.41%) International Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Architect
2 17 (23.94%) Designer
3 13 (18.31%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Solutions Designer
4 7 (9.86%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Designer
6 5 (7.04%) SOA Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planner
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) SOA Designer
8 3 (4.23%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (8.45%) Web Services
3 3 (4.23%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) SOAP
3 3 (4.23%) Spring
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.82%) J2EE
4 2 (2.82%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) HTML
5 1 (1.41%) EDI
5 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.41%) BAPI
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.41%) JPA
5 1 (1.41%) Drools
5 1 (1.41%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.41%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.41%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Thin Client
1 4 (5.63%) Open Source
1 4 (5.63%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.23%) iSeries
2 3 (4.23%) Replication
2 3 (4.23%) Clustering
3 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) UNIX
3 19 (26.76%) Linux
4 12 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Solaris
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.23%) AIX
7 3 (4.23%) HPUX
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) SOA
2 7 (9.86%) Performance Management
2 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (8.45%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.45%) ITIL
4 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.04%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (7.04%) Migration
4 5 (7.04%) Performance Testing
4 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.63%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.23%) DevOps
6 3 (4.23%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (4.23%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) Java
2 15 (21.13%) SQL
3 7 (9.86%) Perl
4 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.23%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) ABAP
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.23%) KVM
3 3 (4.23%) RHEV
4 2 (2.82%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.82%) vSphere
5 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.82%) WSUS
3 1 (1.41%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.41%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.41%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.41%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Oracle
2 12 (16.90%) VMware
3 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
4 9 (12.68%) IBM
5 7 (9.86%) Citrix
6 6 (8.45%) BMC
6 6 (8.45%) TIBCO
7 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.23%) HP
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco
9 2 (2.82%) CA
10 1 (1.41%) Veritas
10 1 (1.41%) SAP
10 1 (1.41%) AppSense
10 1 (1.41%) Veeam
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