The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 122 80 120
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +40
Contract jobs citing Middleware 26 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 1.07% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.24% 3.97% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 8
Average daily rate
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£456 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +5.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £375 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
Middleware
England

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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
802 604 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.10% 27.01% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 414 343
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £15.28 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £50.15
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 the South West

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol -3 14 £456 - 4
Dorset -5 4 £300 -20.00%
Gloucestershire -14 4 £398 -
Somerset - 3 £458 -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 27 (48.21%) Oracle
2 22 (39.29%) Finance
3 20 (35.71%) Java
4 19 (33.93%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (28.57%) SOA
5 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 15 (26.79%) Oracle Fusion
7 14 (25.00%) .NET
7 14 (25.00%) Project Management
8 13 (23.21%) SAP
8 13 (23.21%) CRM
9 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 10 (17.86%) Linux
10 10 (17.86%) SQL
11 9 (16.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (16.07%) BPEL
12 8 (14.29%) TOGAF
12 8 (14.29%) SAP CRM
12 8 (14.29%) Web Services
12 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (14.29%) ERP
13 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.71%) Oracle BPM
14 6 (10.71%) WebLogic
14 6 (10.71%) SOAP
14 6 (10.71%) XML

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.93%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle 10gAS
4 2 (3.57%) Drupal
4 2 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.79%) Documentum
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.79%) Liferay
5 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Project
2 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) SAP CRM
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (5.36%) Google Analytics
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
6 1 (1.79%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) PaaS
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) IaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) SaaS
3 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) LDAP
2 2 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 9 (16.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (5.36%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.79%) TKPROF
8 1 (1.79%) MySQL
8 1 (1.79%) ReportNet
8 1 (1.79%) EDRMS
8 1 (1.79%) OLTP
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Hudson
1 2 (3.57%) Maven
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.57%) JUnit
2 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.79%) Introscope
2 1 (1.79%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
General
1 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (5.36%) Avionics
4 2 (3.57%) Local Government
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Architect
2 11 (19.64%) Consultant
2 11 (19.64%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
3 8 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
3 8 (14.29%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (10.71%) DBA
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Digital Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.36%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.36%) Middleware Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (25.00%) .NET
3 8 (14.29%) Web Services
4 6 (10.71%) SOAP
4 6 (10.71%) XML
4 6 (10.71%) REST
5 5 (8.93%) J2EE
5 5 (8.93%) HTML
6 4 (7.14%) JMS
6 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.36%) WebSockets
7 3 (5.36%) LAMP
7 3 (5.36%) Spring
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.36%) Java EE
7 3 (5.36%) JSON
7 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (5.36%) HTML5
8 2 (3.57%) WebCenter
8 2 (3.57%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) PMI
2 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Open Source
3 2 (3.57%) Statistics
3 2 (3.57%) DTV
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) AS400
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) W3C
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) VxWorks
3 3 (5.36%) Nucleus RTOS
3 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Android
3 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Solaris
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) HPUX
5 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (28.57%) SOA
3 14 (25.00%) Project Management
4 13 (23.21%) CRM
5 9 (16.07%) BPEL
6 8 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.29%) ERP
7 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.93%) ETL
8 5 (8.93%) OO
8 5 (8.93%) Workflow
9 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.14%) Migration
9 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.14%) Information Security
9 4 (7.14%) BPR
9 4 (7.14%) MVC
9 4 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.14%) C
4 2 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) XPath
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) PMP
3 5 (8.93%) PMI Certification
4 4 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (5.36%) ISEB
6 1 (1.79%) OCP
6 1 (1.79%) OCA
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.79%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) SAP
3 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.93%) TIBCO
5 4 (7.14%) Siebel
6 3 (5.36%) webMethods
6 3 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (5.36%) Hyperion
6 3 (5.36%) Google
7 2 (3.57%) Informatica
7 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.57%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.57%) Facebook
7 2 (3.57%) Twitter
7 2 (3.57%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.79%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.79%) IBM
8 1 (1.79%) Cognos
8 1 (1.79%) JBoss
8 1 (1.79%) Software AG