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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 47 37 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing Middleware 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.73% 0.90% 3.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.11% 3.41% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate
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£433 £310 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.51% -24.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.08% -15.00%
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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
137 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 33.83% 26.27% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 60 25
Average daily rate £350 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 2015.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) SOA
3 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) UML
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (20.00%) BPEL
6 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) J2EE
7 1 (10.00%) MySQL
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) UNIX
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
2 1 (10.00%) HSRP
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
5 1 (10.00%) SOA Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) SOA
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) BPEL
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft