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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 38 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.05% 2.61% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 10.94% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate £400 £413 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
100 64 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.18% 23.88% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 18
Average daily rate £325 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £26.00 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Middleware
Hampshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 7 (100.00%) SOA
2 6 (85.71%) WebLogic
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
5 2 (28.57%) WSDL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (28.57%) JDeveloper
5 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) XSD
5 2 (28.57%) XSLT
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) BPEL
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
5 2 (28.57%) Puppet
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) vSphere

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (85.71%) WebLogic
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) ATG Dynamo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) JDeveloper
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) WSDL
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XSD
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (14.29%) Java EE
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) BPEL
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) OCP
1 1 (14.29%) OCA
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) ATG
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