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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 40 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.19% 2.43% 2.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 9.20% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£410 £311 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.72% -24.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-25.47% +34.61%
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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
72 87 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.36% 26.44% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 63 39
Average daily rate £373 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
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 22 May 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 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 8 (66.67%) SOA
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) UML
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (33.33%) Puppet
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) vSphere
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Change Management
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Clustering
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) J2EE
7 2 (16.67%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (8.33%) Apache TomEE
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SOA Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Support
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) SOA
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) BPEL
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft