The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 39 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 20 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.85% 1.06% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.30% 5.26% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
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£289 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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 Tyne and Wear region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
177 38 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.10% 20.21% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 22 43
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £318 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £13.11
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 Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Tyne and Wear region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Tyne and Wear region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Middleware
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Middleware Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 23 (60.53%) Oracle
2 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 21 (55.26%) HP
3 21 (55.26%) Red Hat
4 20 (52.63%) SC Cleared
5 18 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (47.37%) Linux
5 18 (47.37%) Open Source
5 18 (47.37%) Oracle Database
6 16 (42.11%) WebLogic
7 14 (36.84%) Java
7 14 (36.84%) OpenView
8 12 (31.58%) SOA
9 11 (28.95%) COBOL
9 11 (28.95%) SQL
10 10 (26.32%) ITIL
10 10 (26.32%) UNIX
10 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
10 10 (26.32%) VME
10 10 (26.32%) ICL
10 10 (26.32%) Java EE
10 10 (26.32%) Service Management
10 10 (26.32%) Firewall
10 10 (26.32%) Migration
11 9 (23.68%) Finance
11 9 (23.68%) AquaLogic
11 9 (23.68%) Fujitsu
12 8 (21.05%) Programme Management
12 8 (21.05%) SAN
12 8 (21.05%) LAN

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 16 (42.11%) WebLogic
2 9 (23.68%) AquaLogic
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (7.89%) IBM Notes
4 3 (7.89%) Apache
4 3 (7.89%) IIS
5 2 (5.26%) Mule
5 2 (5.26%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 8 (21.05%) LAN
2 8 (21.05%) WAN
2 8 (21.05%) VPN
3 7 (18.42%) DNS
3 7 (18.42%) DHCP
4 3 (7.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) Oracle Database
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Ant
1 2 (5.26%) Subversion
1 2 (5.26%) Maven
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Architect
2 8 (21.05%) Applications Architect
2 8 (21.05%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Team Leader
3 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (7.89%) DBA
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Informatica Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Java EE
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 3 (7.89%) J2EE
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) CSS
5 2 (5.26%) JDBC
5 2 (5.26%) JMS
5 2 (5.26%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) XSLT
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
5 2 (5.26%) JNDI
5 2 (5.26%) HTML5
5 2 (5.26%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Open Source
2 5 (13.16%) Fat Client
2 5 (13.16%) Thin Client
3 4 (10.53%) Clustering
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.89%) HACMP
5 2 (5.26%) CMDB
6 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 18 (47.37%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) UNIX
2 10 (26.32%) VME
3 8 (21.05%) Solaris
3 8 (21.05%) AIX
4 4 (10.53%) Windows
4 4 (10.53%) HPUX
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) SOA
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 10 (26.32%) Service Management
2 10 (26.32%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) Programme Management
4 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Change Management
6 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.53%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.89%) High Availability
7 3 (7.89%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.26%) CRM
8 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) COBOL
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) Scala
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.53%) KVM
3 4 (10.53%) RHEV
4 3 (7.89%) GPFS
4 3 (7.89%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) OpenView
2 2 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (5.26%) OVSD
2 2 (5.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Oracle
2 21 (55.26%) HP
2 21 (55.26%) Red Hat
3 10 (26.32%) ICL
4 9 (23.68%) Fujitsu
5 8 (21.05%) Citrix
6 7 (18.42%) VMware
7 3 (7.89%) Business Objects
7 3 (7.89%) Informatica
7 3 (7.89%) Lotus
7 3 (7.89%) IBM
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.26%) Adobe
8 2 (5.26%) JBoss
8 2 (5.26%) Splunk
8 2 (5.26%) WSO2
9 1 (2.63%) Capita