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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 37 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.05% 0.80% 2.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.33% 2.94% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£480 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
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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 Slough region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
90 68 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.58% 27.20% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 23
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) nmon
3 2 (40.00%) JProfiler
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Usability Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Introscope
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) WebLogic

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Toad
1 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) Introscope
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (40.00%) JProfiler
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) JDBC
1 2 (40.00%) ODBC
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
2 2 (40.00%) B2C
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM