The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 41 27 43
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Middleware 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.37% 2.21% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.55% 11.86% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£380 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £405 £410
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
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 Southampton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
141 59 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 38.63% 18.61% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 35 29
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -1.09%
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 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 14 (87.50%) Oracle
2 13 (81.25%) WebLogic
3 12 (75.00%) Linux
3 12 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (68.75%) DevOps
5 10 (62.50%) Puppet
6 9 (56.25%) Scrum
6 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
7 8 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (50.00%) SOA
7 8 (50.00%) YUM
8 7 (43.75%) MySQL
9 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) Vagrant
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 2 (12.50%) BPEL
11 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
11 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
11 2 (12.50%) Web Services
12 1 (6.25%) XML
12 1 (6.25%) XSD
12 1 (6.25%) UNIX
12 1 (6.25%) JBoss
12 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (81.25%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) BGP
1 1 (6.25%) IPsec
1 1 (6.25%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (43.75%) MySQL
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) JDeveloper
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Support Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Linux Support
3 5 (31.25%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSD
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 8 (50.00%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) BPEL
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Puppet
2 8 (50.00%) YUM
3 4 (25.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) ATG
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) F5