The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Sheffield region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 23 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.61% 0.52% 1.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.98% 2.38% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
43 42 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.12% 21.76% 41.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 44
Average daily rate £375 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £204 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Middleware
South Yorkshire

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
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 28 July 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) PMP
2 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) DataStage
3 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (10.00%) Basel II
4 1 (10.00%) Thin Client

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DataStage
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) HACMP
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) PMP
1 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (10.00%) Basel II
1 1 (10.00%) COREP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) GPFS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix