The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 26 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.23% 0.88% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.87% 3.28% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £184 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.68% -56.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
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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 Sheffield region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 20.54% 26.87% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 40
Average daily rate £350 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) SMTP
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (25.00%) FTP
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) NFS
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) SMTP
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) FCoE
1 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (25.00%) Multicast
1 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) HBase
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) XSLT
1 2 (25.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Benchmarking
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) QMS
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C++
1 2 (25.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) NFS
1 2 (25.00%) KVM
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) SRDF
1 2 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
2 2 (25.00%) Intel
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (25.00%) DataSynapse
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft