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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 40 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.14% 2.75% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 15.25% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£335 £425 £638
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £438 £808
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
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
132 59 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 37.71% 18.04% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 36 28
Average daily rate £338 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 1 October 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 1 October 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 13 (86.67%) Oracle
2 12 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (73.33%) DevOps
4 10 (66.67%) Puppet
5 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (60.00%) Scrum
6 8 (53.33%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (53.33%) YUM
7 7 (46.67%) SOA
7 7 (46.67%) MySQL
8 4 (26.67%) Vagrant
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) BPEL
10 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
10 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (13.33%) Web Services
10 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (6.67%) MPLS
11 1 (6.67%) BGP
11 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 1 (6.67%) TDD
11 1 (6.67%) Retail
11 1 (6.67%) IPsec
11 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) BGP
1 1 (6.67%) IPsec
1 1 (6.67%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (46.67%) MySQL
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) JDeveloper
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Linux Support
3 5 (33.33%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XSD
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Java EE
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) DevOps
2 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) BPEL
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCIE
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Puppet
2 8 (53.33%) YUM
3 4 (26.67%) Vagrant
4 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) F5