The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 26 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.62% 1.62% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 6.25% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £250 £500 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
Middleware
Berkshire

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 Slough region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
72 80 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 29.15% 25.89% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 25
Average daily rate £280 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £434 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+414.70% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Toad
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (44.44%) nmon
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 4 (44.44%) Introscope
3 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) JProfiler
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 4 (44.44%) FTP
3 4 (44.44%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) VB
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) FTP
2 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) S/MIME
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Toad
2 4 (44.44%) Introscope
2 4 (44.44%) JProfiler
3 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (22.22%) SilkPerformer
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Hybris Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Applications Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) JDBC
1 2 (22.22%) ODBC
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) OAuth2
2 1 (11.11%) OpenID
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (44.44%) nmon
2 2 (22.22%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) BMC
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) ATG
2 1 (11.11%) Demandware
2 1 (11.11%) hybris
2 1 (11.11%) Intershop
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) VMware