The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 67 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Middleware 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.73% 0.39% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.62% 1.63% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£465 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 - £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 - £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £21.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+123.52% -43.33%
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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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
191 123 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.80% 24.17% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 63 85
Average daily rate £420 £302 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.07% -3.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
South Wales -11 5 £465 - 1
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 9 (69.23%) SOA
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) UML
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (30.77%) WebCenter
4 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Shibboleth
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (23.08%) Line Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
5 3 (23.08%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (23.08%) Back Office
5 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) Identity Management
5 3 (23.08%) Document Management
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (23.08%) BPMN
5 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) RAD
6 2 (15.38%) RUP

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Principal Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (30.77%) WebCenter
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) XHTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) JRockit
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) SOA
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) UML
3 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
4 3 (23.08%) BPMN
4 3 (23.08%) Line Management
4 3 (23.08%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (23.08%) Document Management
4 3 (23.08%) Identity Management
5 2 (15.38%) Unified Process
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) BPEL
5 2 (15.38%) RAD
5 2 (15.38%) RUP
5 2 (15.38%) DSDM
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft