The first table below looks at the demand for the Middleware Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware Specialist
Rank 581 564 532
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Specialist 13 6 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.013% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 9
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£400 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £376 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £488
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Middleware Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Specialist within the UK.

Middleware Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Middleware Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Specialist within the UK.

Middleware Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Specialist
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 12 £375 -16.66%
London +25 9 £375 -0.33%
City of London +26 5 £375 -0.33%
North West - 3 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Linlithgow - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
South East - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Middleware Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Specialist in their job title 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 with Middleware Specialist in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Middleware
2 12 (50.00%) Oracle
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) Banking
5 9 (37.50%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 8 (33.33%) Java
6 8 (33.33%) UNIX
6 8 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) SQL
7 7 (29.17%) BladeLogic
8 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
8 6 (25.00%) Tivoli
8 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 5 (20.83%) TIBCO
9 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (20.83%) IBM
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.83%) SOA
9 5 (20.83%) Tumbleweed
9 5 (20.83%) Splunk
9 5 (20.83%) Cyber-Ark
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (16.67%) SSH
10 4 (16.67%) EDI
10 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (16.67%) FTP
10 4 (16.67%) Red Hat

Middleware Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Specialist in their job title 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 with Middleware Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (12.50%) MQSeries
5 2 (8.33%) CICS
5 2 (8.33%) Apache
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) FTP
1 4 (16.67%) SSH
2 3 (12.50%) SSL
2 3 (12.50%) LDAP
3 2 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) DB2
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) MSDE
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (41.67%) Banking
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Private Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) Middleware
2 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (16.67%) EDI
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) SOAP
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (4.17%) REST
6 1 (4.17%) JMS
6 1 (4.17%) WSDL
6 1 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Kindle
2 2 (8.33%) Tandem
2 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) UNIX
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Solaris
4 3 (12.50%) AIX
4 3 (12.50%) zOS
5 2 (8.33%) HPUX
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) SOA
2 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) UML
4 1 (4.17%) OO
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Security Management
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) SysML
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (4.17%) Jython
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) IBM Certification
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) BladeLogic
2 6 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) TIBCO
2 5 (20.83%) IBM
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Tumbleweed
2 5 (20.83%) Splunk
2 5 (20.83%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Sun
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Software AG
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Siebel