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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 129 98 69
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -29
Contract jobs citing Middleware 19 22 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.87% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.44% 3.94% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 33
Median daily rate £471 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.24% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £30.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £28.63
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.79%
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
780 559 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.13% 22.03% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 355 344
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.84 £34.20 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 8 £600 - 1
Warwickshire -8 3 £190 -53.93% 1
Dudley - 2 - -
Coventry -18 1 £455 -30.00% 3
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 19 (34.55%) Oracle
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 16 (29.09%) CSS
4 14 (25.45%) ITIL
4 14 (25.45%) Java
5 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
5 13 (23.64%) XML
5 13 (23.64%) IBM
5 13 (23.64%) Firewall
5 13 (23.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (21.82%) Web Services
7 11 (20.00%) Linux
7 11 (20.00%) MVC
7 11 (20.00%) User Experience
7 11 (20.00%) Spring
7 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (18.18%) BMC
8 10 (18.18%) Cisco
8 10 (18.18%) SOA
9 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
9 9 (16.36%) OPNET
9 9 (16.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (16.36%) Riverbed
9 9 (16.36%) SolarWinds
9 9 (16.36%) Visualisation
9 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (16.36%) Network Management
9 9 (16.36%) ITIL V3
10 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
10 8 (14.55%) BizTalk Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
2 8 (14.55%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (10.91%) JBoss
3 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.27%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.64%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.64%) Tuxedo
5 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.82%) JCAPS
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.82%) Infor LN
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.82%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.82%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (10.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (9.09%) BGP
3 5 (9.09%) BIG-IP
3 5 (9.09%) OSPF
4 4 (7.27%) SAN
5 3 (5.45%) LAN
5 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (5.45%) WLAN
6 1 (1.82%) ATM
6 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.82%) Frame Relay
6 1 (1.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.82%) Intranet
6 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.82%) LDAP
6 1 (1.82%) NAS
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.91%) DB2
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (10.91%) RDBMS
3 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.82%) QlikView
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.09%) Maven
2 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
1 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Architect
2 15 (27.27%) Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Monitoring Specialist
3 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring Specialist
3 9 (16.36%) Network Specialist
4 7 (12.73%) Lead Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Systems Architect
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Java Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Middleware Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (3.64%) C Programmer
9 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Programmer
9 2 (3.64%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) CSS
2 13 (23.64%) XML
3 12 (21.82%) Web Services
4 11 (20.00%) Spring
5 9 (16.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (14.55%) HTML
7 7 (12.73%) JMS
7 7 (12.73%) Servlets
8 6 (10.91%) .NET
8 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
8 6 (10.91%) JSP
8 6 (10.91%) SOAP
8 6 (10.91%) Struts
9 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (9.09%) ELK Stack
9 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 5 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (9.09%) REST
9 5 (9.09%) Spring Boot
9 5 (9.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) User Experience
2 9 (16.36%) Visualisation
3 6 (10.91%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.91%) N-Tier
4 5 (9.09%) DataPower
5 3 (5.45%) Economics
5 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) Unix
4 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.45%) MVS
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (20.00%) MVC
4 10 (18.18%) SOA
5 9 (16.36%) ITIL V3
5 9 (16.36%) Network Management
5 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
6 8 (14.55%) OO
7 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (12.73%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (10.91%) SDLC
8 6 (10.91%) Workflow
9 5 (9.09%) ITSM
9 5 (9.09%) Network Architecture
9 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Service Management
11 3 (5.45%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.64%) C
5 2 (3.64%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) Jython
6 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) CCNA
2 6 (10.91%) CCNP
2 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.45%) A+ Certification
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) OPNET
2 6 (10.91%) Puppet
3 4 (7.27%) Kibana
3 4 (7.27%) logstash
4 1 (1.82%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.82%) Grafana
4 1 (1.82%) Graphite
4 1 (1.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.82%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) Opsview
4 1 (1.82%) QRadar
4 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Oracle
2 13 (23.64%) IBM
3 10 (18.18%) BMC
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco
4 9 (16.36%) Riverbed
4 9 (16.36%) SolarWinds
5 6 (10.91%) BEA
5 6 (10.91%) F5
5 6 (10.91%) Juniper
5 6 (10.91%) Pega
5 6 (10.91%) Sybase
5 6 (10.91%) Vitria
6 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 5 (9.09%) Nokia
6 5 (9.09%) WSO2
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.64%) Mercator
9 1 (1.82%) Brocade
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
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