The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Southampton 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 33 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 12 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.43% 1.27% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.76% 6.35% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £238 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £208 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £268 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
123 63 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 35.14% 19.94% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 34 31
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £383 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 15 (93.75%) Oracle
2 14 (87.50%) WebLogic
3 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 13 (81.25%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (68.75%) Puppet
4 11 (68.75%) DevOps
5 10 (62.50%) Jenkins
6 9 (56.25%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (56.25%) Scrum
6 9 (56.25%) SOA
7 8 (50.00%) MySQL
7 8 (50.00%) YUM
8 5 (31.25%) Vagrant
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
9 4 (25.00%) SQL
10 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (12.50%) BPEL
11 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
11 2 (12.50%) vSphere
11 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
11 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (12.50%) Web Services
11 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
11 2 (12.50%) VMware
12 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (6.25%) TDD

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 14 (87.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.25%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (50.00%) MySQL
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) JDeveloper
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Support Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Linux Support
4 5 (31.25%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSD
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) SOA
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) BPEL
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) Puppet
2 8 (50.00%) YUM
3 5 (31.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) ATG