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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 40 23 36
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.12% 1.46% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.87% 8.33% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
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 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
131 36 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 30.90% 17.48% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 19 40
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £87.50 £11.00 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+695.45% -16.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 August 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 28 August 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 20 (62.50%) Open Source
2 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
3 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
4 14 (43.75%) Oracle
5 12 (37.50%) Service Management
6 11 (34.38%) COBOL
6 11 (34.38%) UNIX
6 11 (34.38%) Linux
6 11 (34.38%) LAN
6 11 (34.38%) WAN
6 11 (34.38%) VPN
6 11 (34.38%) HP
6 11 (34.38%) Oracle Database
7 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (31.25%) VME
7 10 (31.25%) Solaris
7 10 (31.25%) AIX
7 10 (31.25%) Firewall
7 10 (31.25%) ICL
7 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
7 10 (31.25%) Migration
8 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
8 9 (28.13%) Fujitsu
9 8 (25.00%) Java
9 8 (25.00%) Programme Management
10 7 (21.88%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (18.75%) IBM
12 5 (15.63%) Citrix

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (9.38%) Mule
3 3 (9.38%) LiveCycle
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) LAN
1 11 (34.38%) WAN
1 11 (34.38%) VPN
2 10 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Subversion
1 3 (9.38%) Maven
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Architect
1 11 (34.38%) UNIX Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (15.63%) Java EE
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) XML
4 3 (9.38%) XSLT
4 3 (9.38%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) Play Framework
5 2 (6.25%) HTML5
5 2 (6.25%) Spring
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (15.63%) Fat Client
2 5 (15.63%) Thin Client
2 5 (15.63%) HACMP
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) UNIX
1 11 (34.38%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) VME
2 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Solaris
2 10 (31.25%) AIX
3 4 (12.50%) HPUX
4 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Service Management
2 10 (31.25%) Migration
2 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 8 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) SOA
6 4 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
9 1 (3.13%) Change Management
9 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) COBOL
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) Scala
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (15.63%) GPFS
2 4 (12.50%) KVM
2 4 (12.50%) RHEV
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) OpenView
2 2 (6.25%) OVSD
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
2 14 (43.75%) Oracle
3 11 (34.38%) HP
4 10 (31.25%) ICL
5 9 (28.13%) Fujitsu
6 6 (18.75%) IBM
7 5 (15.63%) Citrix
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
8 3 (9.38%) JBoss
8 3 (9.38%) WSO2
8 3 (9.38%) Adobe
9 1 (3.13%) Capita
9 1 (3.13%) Microsoft