The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 73 98 72
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -26
Contract jobs citing Middleware 34 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 0.53% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.07% 2.08% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 15
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£390 £408 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £398 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £458 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
Middleware
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
481 530 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.24% 25.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 307 282
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Warwickshire +6 9 £381 - 1
Coventry +4 3 £600 +39.53% 2
Birmingham -2 3 £413 -2.94%
Staffordshire +7 2 £420 +3.06% 3
Walsall - 1 £310 -
Shropshire - - - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 34 (33.33%) Oracle
2 31 (30.39%) Java
3 29 (28.43%) SOA
4 27 (26.47%) IBM
5 26 (25.49%) WebSphere
6 23 (22.55%) Firewall
7 19 (18.63%) XML
7 19 (18.63%) Manufacturing
8 16 (15.69%) UNIX
8 16 (15.69%) Windows
8 16 (15.69%) SAP
9 15 (14.71%) Cisco
9 15 (14.71%) ITIL
9 15 (14.71%) SQL
9 15 (14.71%) Network Management
9 15 (14.71%) User Experience
10 14 (13.73%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (13.73%) SolarWinds
10 14 (13.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 14 (13.73%) EAI
10 14 (13.73%) HP
10 14 (13.73%) BMC
10 14 (13.73%) OPNET
10 14 (13.73%) Automotive
11 12 (11.76%) FTP
11 12 (11.76%) XSD
12 11 (10.78%) Linux
12 11 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (10.78%) F5
12 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 26 (25.49%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.88%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.92%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.92%) ENOVIA
2 3 (2.94%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.55%) Firewall
2 12 (11.76%) FTP
3 11 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (9.80%) Internet
5 9 (8.82%) LAN
6 6 (5.88%) WAN
7 4 (3.92%) OSPF
7 4 (3.92%) BGP
7 4 (3.92%) SAN
7 4 (3.92%) BIG-IP
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.94%) Network Security
9 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.90%) DB2
2 5 (4.90%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) QlikView
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Subversion
1 6 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 4 (3.92%) ClearCase
2 4 (3.92%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.98%) Maven
4 1 (0.98%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.98%) Hudson
4 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.98%) Ant
General
1 19 (18.63%) Manufacturing
2 14 (13.73%) Automotive
3 3 (2.94%) Finance
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Architect
2 16 (15.69%) Analyst
3 13 (12.75%) Developer
4 10 (9.80%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.80%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Integration Architect
5 8 (7.84%) Consultant
6 7 (6.86%) Monitoring Specialist
6 7 (6.86%) Network Specialist
7 6 (5.88%) Network Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Integration Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Middleware Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Designer
9 4 (3.92%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Security Project Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.63%) XML
2 14 (13.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 12 (11.76%) XSD
4 10 (9.80%) CSS
4 10 (9.80%) SOAP
4 10 (9.80%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (8.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (8.82%) Web Services
5 9 (8.82%) .NET
6 8 (7.84%) HTML
7 6 (5.88%) XSLT
7 6 (5.88%) EDI
8 5 (4.90%) REST
8 5 (4.90%) WSDL
9 4 (3.92%) WebCenter
10 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.94%) jQuery
11 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.96%) HTML5
11 2 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) User Experience
2 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.84%) DataPower
4 7 (6.86%) Visualisation
4 7 (6.86%) Mainframe
5 6 (5.88%) N-Tier
5 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.94%) AS400
8 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.96%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.96%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.96%) SCORM
9 1 (0.98%) Replication
9 1 (0.98%) LPAR
9 1 (0.98%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) UNIX
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Linux
3 6 (5.88%) AIX
4 5 (4.90%) zOS
5 4 (3.92%) HPUX
5 4 (3.92%) Windows NT
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.96%) Solaris
6 2 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.98%) i5/OS
7 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.43%) SOA
2 15 (14.71%) ITIL
2 15 (14.71%) Network Management
3 14 (13.73%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (13.73%) EAI
4 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (9.80%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (8.82%) Project Management
7 8 (7.84%) TOGAF
7 8 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.86%) Network Architecture
8 7 (6.86%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (6.86%) Performance Management
9 6 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.39%) Java
2 15 (14.71%) SQL
3 8 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.88%) Pascal
4 6 (5.88%) C
4 6 (5.88%) VB
5 3 (2.94%) C#
6 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.98%) XPath
7 1 (0.98%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
1 7 (6.86%) CCNP
1 7 (6.86%) CCNA
1 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (3.92%) IBM Certification
2 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) Degree
3 2 (1.96%) ISSAP
4 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) NFS
1 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) OPNET
2 7 (6.86%) OpenView
3 3 (2.94%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 34 (33.33%) Oracle
2 27 (26.47%) IBM
3 16 (15.69%) SAP
4 15 (14.71%) Cisco
5 14 (13.73%) SolarWinds
5 14 (13.73%) HP
5 14 (13.73%) BMC
6 11 (10.78%) F5
7 9 (8.82%) webMethods
7 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 7 (6.86%) Riverbed
9 5 (4.90%) Software AG
10 4 (3.92%) Juniper
10 4 (3.92%) TIBCO
10 4 (3.92%) Nokia
10 4 (3.92%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.92%) VMware
10 4 (3.92%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.94%) Green Hat
12 2 (1.96%) CA
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