The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 South West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 115 88 108
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +20
Contract jobs citing Middleware 29 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 1.50% 1.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.59% 6.04% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 23
Average daily rate £430 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
807 579 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.37% 24.89% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 360 510
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Middleware
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 12 £475 - 1
Devon -6 8 £406 +16.07%
Dorset -2 4 £551 - 6
Wiltshire -26 3 £425 -
Gloucestershire -3 1 - - 1
Somerset -9 1 £310 - 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (44.44%) Oracle
2 17 (37.78%) CRM
2 17 (37.78%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (35.56%) SAP
4 14 (31.11%) ERP
5 13 (28.89%) Finance
5 13 (28.89%) SAP CRM
5 13 (28.89%) Java
5 13 (28.89%) .NET
6 11 (24.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 10 (22.22%) SQL
8 9 (20.00%) SOA
9 8 (17.78%) HP
9 8 (17.78%) Project Management
10 7 (15.56%) PMI
10 7 (15.56%) PMP
10 7 (15.56%) PMI Certification
10 7 (15.56%) MS Project
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
11 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (11.11%) IBM
12 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.11%) WebLogic
12 5 (11.11%) Twitter
13 4 (8.89%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (8.89%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (8.89%) IIS

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Tuxedo
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Project
2 4 (8.89%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (28.89%) SAP CRM
2 3 (6.67%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
1 2 (4.44%) Intranet
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.22%) DataStage
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (4.44%) JDeveloper
1 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (2.22%) Maven
2 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.22%) Ant
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Consultant
2 13 (28.89%) SAP CRM Consultant
2 13 (28.89%) SAP Consultant
2 13 (28.89%) CRM Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Design Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.22%) DBA
8 1 (2.22%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 11 (24.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (8.89%) J2EE
3 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.67%) JMS
4 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 3 (6.67%) XML
4 3 (6.67%) JSON
4 3 (6.67%) HTML5
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.67%) Kafka
4 3 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) WebSockets
4 3 (6.67%) Apache Camel
5 2 (4.44%) WebCenter
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 2 (4.44%) XSLT
6 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) PMI
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Statistics
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) DTV
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) zOS
4 1 (2.22%) VMS
4 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) CRM
1 17 (37.78%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (31.11%) ERP
3 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 9 (20.00%) SOA
5 8 (17.78%) Project Management
6 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL
8 3 (6.67%) SEO
8 3 (6.67%) MVC
8 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.67%) Information Security
8 3 (6.67%) BPEL
8 3 (6.67%) B2B
8 3 (6.67%) Analytics
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (4.44%) Content Management
9 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) XQuery
6 1 (2.22%) VC++
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) PMP
1 7 (15.56%) PMI Certification
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) OCP
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.22%) OCA
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) nmon
1 2 (4.44%) CA Wily
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) Oracle
2 16 (35.56%) SAP
3 8 (17.78%) HP
4 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.11%) IBM
5 5 (11.11%) Twitter
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.67%) TIBCO
7 3 (6.67%) Google
8 2 (4.44%) Facebook
9 1 (2.22%) NetApp
9 1 (2.22%) webMethods
9 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
9 1 (2.22%) LANDesk