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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 111 90 82
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 38 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.97% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.71% 4.26% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 21
Median daily rate £440 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +60.00%
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
807 540 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.48% 22.70% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 326 331
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 19
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.55 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 - 13 £451 - 1
Birmingham -7 8 £325 -43.47% 1
Coventry - 4 £425 -
Walsall 0 3 £545 -
Warwickshire -10 3 - -
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Staffordshire -2 2 - - 2
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 22 (33.85%) SQL
1 22 (33.85%) Oracle
2 19 (29.23%) IBM
3 18 (27.69%) Web Services
4 15 (23.08%) CSS
5 14 (21.54%) Java
5 14 (21.54%) Unix
6 13 (20.00%) Windows
6 13 (20.00%) SOAP
6 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (18.46%) DataPower
7 12 (18.46%) Oracle Fusion
7 12 (18.46%) XML
7 12 (18.46%) ITIL
8 11 (16.92%) Linux
8 11 (16.92%) WebLogic
8 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
8 11 (16.92%) Firewall
8 11 (16.92%) Spring
9 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (15.38%) REST
9 10 (15.38%) User Experience
9 10 (15.38%) Cisco
9 10 (15.38%) SOA
10 9 (13.85%) MVC
10 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (13.85%) RESTful
11 8 (12.31%) Visualisation
11 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
11 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing

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 11 (16.92%) WebLogic
2 7 (10.77%) JBoss
2 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.23%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.54%) Captiva
7 1 (1.54%) Documentum
7 1 (1.54%) JCAPS
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.54%) Infor LN
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
2 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) Firewall
2 5 (7.69%) BGP
2 5 (7.69%) BIG-IP
2 5 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (7.69%) OSPF
3 4 (6.15%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) LAN
4 3 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.62%) WLAN
5 2 (3.08%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.54%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.54%) FTP
6 1 (1.54%) Intranet
6 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (9.23%) DB2
4 6 (9.23%) RDBMS
4 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.54%) QlikView
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) Maven
4 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Architect
2 14 (21.54%) Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Consultant
4 8 (12.31%) Monitoring Specialist
4 8 (12.31%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 8 (12.31%) Network Specialist
5 7 (10.77%) Middleware Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Lead Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Systems Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Java Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Oracle Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Middleware Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.69%) Web Services
2 15 (23.08%) CSS
3 13 (20.00%) SOAP
4 12 (18.46%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (18.46%) XML
5 11 (16.92%) Spring
6 10 (15.38%) REST
7 9 (13.85%) RESTful
8 7 (10.77%) HTML
8 7 (10.77%) JMS
9 6 (9.23%) JSP
9 6 (9.23%) Servlets
9 6 (9.23%) Struts
9 6 (9.23%) WebCenter
10 5 (7.69%) ELK Stack
10 5 (7.69%) Hystrix
10 5 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (7.69%) Spring Boot
10 5 (7.69%) Swagger
11 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) DataPower
2 10 (15.38%) User Experience
3 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.31%) Visualisation
4 6 (9.23%) Client/Server
4 6 (9.23%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.62%) Economics
5 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.54%) FMCG
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Unix
2 13 (20.00%) Windows
3 11 (16.92%) Linux
4 3 (4.62%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.62%) MVS
5 1 (1.54%) Android
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Solaris
5 1 (1.54%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (18.46%) ITIL
3 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.38%) SOA
4 9 (13.85%) MVC
5 8 (12.31%) ITIL V3
5 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing
5 8 (12.31%) Network Management
5 8 (12.31%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (10.77%) SDLC
6 7 (10.77%) Workflow
7 6 (9.23%) OO
7 6 (9.23%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (7.69%) Content Management
8 5 (7.69%) Network Architecture
8 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.15%) ITSM
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
9 4 (6.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) Java
3 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) C#
5 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.08%) C
7 1 (1.54%) C++
7 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) CCNA
2 5 (7.69%) CCNP
2 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.62%) A+ Certification
3 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) OPNET
2 5 (7.69%) Puppet
3 4 (6.15%) Kibana
3 4 (6.15%) logstash
4 1 (1.54%) Grafana
4 1 (1.54%) Graphite
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Oracle
2 19 (29.23%) IBM
3 10 (15.38%) Cisco
4 8 (12.31%) BMC
4 8 (12.31%) Riverbed
4 8 (12.31%) SolarWinds
5 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.77%) Pega
6 6 (9.23%) BEA
6 6 (9.23%) Sybase
6 6 (9.23%) Vitria
7 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.69%) F5
7 5 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.69%) Juniper
7 5 (7.69%) Nokia
7 5 (7.69%) WSO2
8 2 (3.08%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.08%) RedPrairie
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