The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Tyne and Wear 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 32 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 11 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.01% 0.99% 4.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.79% 5.71% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £225 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £407 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
86 35 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 23.56% 17.24% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 53
Average daily rate £300 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.57% -23.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Middleware
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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 23 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 29 (61.70%) Oracle
2 24 (51.06%) Security Cleared
3 23 (48.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 23 (48.94%) Java
4 22 (46.81%) UNIX
4 22 (46.81%) SC Cleared
5 20 (42.55%) Open Source
6 19 (40.43%) Linux
7 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
8 14 (29.79%) SOA
9 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
9 12 (25.53%) Service Management
10 11 (23.40%) TIBCO
10 11 (23.40%) LAN
10 11 (23.40%) WAN
10 11 (23.40%) VPN
10 11 (23.40%) RDBMS
10 11 (23.40%) COBOL
10 11 (23.40%) .NET
10 11 (23.40%) Relational Database
10 11 (23.40%) Integration Testing
10 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
10 11 (23.40%) WebSphere
11 10 (21.28%) Subversion
11 10 (21.28%) Maven
11 10 (21.28%) ICL
11 10 (21.28%) VME
11 10 (21.28%) Mule
11 10 (21.28%) Play Framework
11 10 (21.28%) Jenkins

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (23.40%) WebSphere
2 10 (21.28%) Mule
2 10 (21.28%) Tuxedo
3 9 (19.15%) LiveCycle
4 7 (14.89%) WebLogic
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) LAN
1 11 (23.40%) WAN
1 11 (23.40%) VPN
2 10 (21.28%) Firewall
3 5 (10.64%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) SAN
3 5 (10.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) RDBMS
2 11 (23.40%) Relational Database
3 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Subversion
1 10 (21.28%) Maven
1 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
1 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
1 10 (21.28%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Architect
2 11 (23.40%) UNIX Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Applications Architect
3 8 (17.02%) SOA Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Programmer
7 2 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Service Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 1 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (23.40%) .NET
3 10 (21.28%) CSS
3 10 (21.28%) HTML
3 10 (21.28%) XML
3 10 (21.28%) XSLT
3 10 (21.28%) Play Framework
4 6 (12.77%) HTML5
4 6 (12.77%) Spring
5 4 (8.51%) Web Services
6 2 (4.26%) Java EE
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Open Source
2 5 (10.64%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.64%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.64%) HACMP
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) UNIX
2 19 (40.43%) Linux
3 10 (21.28%) VME
3 10 (21.28%) Solaris
3 10 (21.28%) AIX
4 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.51%) HPUX
6 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) SOA
2 12 (25.53%) Service Management
3 11 (23.40%) Integration Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.28%) Migration
4 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
6 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.51%) ITIL
9 4 (8.51%) Change Data Capture
10 2 (4.26%) OO
10 2 (4.26%) Six Sigma
10 2 (4.26%) Lean Six Sigma
11 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
11 1 (2.13%) Workflow
11 1 (2.13%) Change Management
11 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 11 (23.40%) COBOL
3 10 (21.28%) Scala
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.64%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) Security Cleared
2 22 (46.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) VMware ESX
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (10.64%) GPFS
2 4 (8.51%) KVM
2 4 (8.51%) RHEV
3 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) OpenView
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Oracle
2 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
3 11 (23.40%) TIBCO
4 10 (21.28%) Adobe
4 10 (21.28%) JBoss
4 10 (21.28%) ICL
4 10 (21.28%) WSO2
5 9 (19.15%) Fujitsu
6 8 (17.02%) HP
7 6 (12.77%) IBM
8 5 (10.64%) Citrix
8 5 (10.64%) VMware
9 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.13%) Capita