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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 112 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 31 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 0.45% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.84% 1.78% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Average daily rate
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£413 £408 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £336 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -40.00%
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
808 561 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.54% 25.09% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 393 376
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 31
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Middleware Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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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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 +1 19 £425 -15.00% 12
Dorset +4 4 £300 -
Wiltshire -16 3 £431 - 1
Somerset - 3 - -
Gloucestershire -14 2 £188 -39.51%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 39 (59.09%) Oracle
2 33 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 25 (37.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (37.88%) Java
5 24 (36.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 21 (31.82%) SOA
7 19 (28.79%) SQL
8 17 (25.76%) Linux
9 15 (22.73%) Finance
9 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
10 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
11 12 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (16.67%) Web Services
12 11 (16.67%) XML
13 10 (15.15%) PL/SQL
13 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (15.15%) BPEL
13 10 (15.15%) Information Management
14 9 (13.64%) Spring
14 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (13.64%) Project Management
15 8 (12.12%) C
15 8 (12.12%) Windows
15 8 (12.12%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
16 7 (10.61%) Device Driver
16 7 (10.61%) Migration
16 7 (10.61%) Oracle APEX

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (3.03%) Drupal
5 2 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (3.03%) JBoss
5 2 (3.03%) Apache
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.52%) Documentum
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Liferay
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Lync
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (4.55%) SAP CRM
4 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.52%) Teamcenter
5 1 (1.52%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.58%) PaaS
2 3 (4.55%) SaaS
2 3 (4.55%) IaaS
3 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 3 (4.55%) SSL
3 2 (3.03%) LDAP
3 2 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (1.52%) Wireless
4 1 (1.52%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.52%) AMQP
4 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 25 (37.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.52%) TKPROF
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.52%) OLTP
6 1 (1.52%) DB2
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.52%) ReportNet
6 1 (1.52%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) PVCS
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (9.09%) Maven
2 6 (9.09%) Hudson
3 5 (7.58%) JUnit
4 4 (6.06%) Subversion
5 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.03%) Ant
6 2 (3.03%) NetBeans
6 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.52%) Introscope
7 1 (1.52%) jMock
7 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Avionics
3 4 (6.06%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Local Government
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Architect
4 10 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (12.12%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.61%) DBA
6 7 (10.61%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (9.09%) Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) SAP CRM Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) CRM Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.55%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Middleware Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (16.67%) Web Services
2 11 (16.67%) XML
3 9 (13.64%) Spring
4 7 (10.61%) J2EE
5 5 (7.58%) HTML
5 5 (7.58%) .NET
5 5 (7.58%) JSP
6 4 (6.06%) SOAP
6 4 (6.06%) JDBC
6 4 (6.06%) Ajax
6 4 (6.06%) Apache CXF
6 4 (6.06%) Java EE
6 4 (6.06%) JSON
6 4 (6.06%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.06%) jQuery
6 4 (6.06%) REST
7 3 (4.55%) LAMP
7 3 (4.55%) CSS
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Device Driver
2 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) Statistics
3 4 (6.06%) Open Source
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.55%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.52%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) W3C
6 1 (1.52%) AS400
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) VxWorks
3 6 (9.09%) Nucleus RTOS
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.52%) AIX
6 1 (1.52%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) SOA
2 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 12 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (15.15%) BPEL
4 10 (15.15%) Information Management
4 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.64%) Project Management
6 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
7 7 (10.61%) Migration
7 7 (10.61%) Embedded Software Development
8 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.09%) CRM
9 5 (7.58%) OO
9 5 (7.58%) ETL
9 5 (7.58%) Workflow
10 4 (6.06%) Scrum
10 4 (6.06%) BPR
10 4 (6.06%) ITIL
10 4 (6.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) Java
2 19 (28.79%) SQL
3 10 (15.15%) PL/SQL
4 8 (12.12%) C
5 4 (6.06%) C#
5 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.52%) XPath
7 1 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (1.52%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) Degree
4 3 (4.55%) ISEB
5 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.52%) Firmware
5 1 (1.52%) Postfix
5 1 (1.52%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) XenServer
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.03%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.52%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.52%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.09%) SAP
4 4 (6.06%) Siebel
5 3 (4.55%) IBM
5 3 (4.55%) Hyperion
5 3 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.55%) Symantec
5 3 (4.55%) VMware
6 2 (3.03%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.03%) CommVault
6 2 (3.03%) McAfee
6 2 (3.03%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.03%) webMethods
6 2 (3.03%) Informatica
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.52%) Cognos
7 1 (1.52%) Sun
7 1 (1.52%) Citrix