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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 60 74 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs citing Middleware 62 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.48% 1.46% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.41% 5.74% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 12
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£425 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £346 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £411
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +20.00%
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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
659 523 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.36% 25.41% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 319 328
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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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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 +9 24 £425 -
Coventry -4 10 £425 +11.84% 2
Birmingham -18 6 £625 +48.80% 3
Dudley - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 30 (29.70%) IBM
1 30 (29.70%) SOA
2 27 (26.73%) Oracle
3 23 (22.77%) Firewall
3 23 (22.77%) Network Management
4 21 (20.79%) WebSphere
4 21 (20.79%) Java
4 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
5 20 (19.80%) SOAP
6 19 (18.81%) XML
6 19 (18.81%) ITIL
6 19 (18.81%) SQL
6 19 (18.81%) Windows
7 18 (17.82%) UNIX
7 18 (17.82%) SAP
8 15 (14.85%) Cisco
9 14 (13.86%) BMC
9 14 (13.86%) Web Services
9 14 (13.86%) OPNET
9 14 (13.86%) SolarWinds
9 14 (13.86%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (13.86%) User Experience
10 13 (12.87%) Manufacturing
11 12 (11.88%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (11.88%) FTP
11 12 (11.88%) .NET
11 12 (11.88%) Project Management
11 12 (11.88%) REST
12 11 (10.89%) F5
12 11 (10.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 21 (20.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.94%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.96%) Documentum
3 4 (3.96%) Apache
3 4 (3.96%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.98%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.98%) JBoss
4 2 (1.98%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS Project
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) ENOVIA
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.98%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.77%) Firewall
2 12 (11.88%) FTP
3 11 (10.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (9.90%) Internet
5 9 (8.91%) LAN
6 6 (5.94%) SAN
6 6 (5.94%) WAN
7 5 (4.95%) HTTP
8 4 (3.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.96%) BIG-IP
8 4 (3.96%) OSPF
8 4 (3.96%) BGP
9 3 (2.97%) Network Security
10 2 (1.98%) VLAN
10 2 (1.98%) NAS
10 2 (1.98%) DHCP
10 2 (1.98%) DNS
11 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.98%) DataStage
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) DB2
3 1 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Subversion
1 5 (4.95%) SoapUI
2 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.96%) ClearQuest
2 4 (3.96%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.98%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (12.87%) Manufacturing
2 11 (10.89%) Automotive
3 8 (7.92%) Finance
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Front Office
5 1 (0.99%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (39.60%) Architect
2 17 (16.83%) Integration Architect
3 12 (11.88%) Developer
4 9 (8.91%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.91%) Consultant
5 7 (6.93%) Network Specialist
5 7 (6.93%) Monitoring Specialist
6 6 (5.94%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) Network Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Security Project Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Security Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Software Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) SOAP
2 19 (18.81%) XML
3 14 (13.86%) Web Services
4 12 (11.88%) .NET
4 12 (11.88%) REST
5 11 (10.89%) XSD
5 11 (10.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 10 (9.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (8.91%) CSS
8 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.93%) WSDL
9 5 (4.95%) HTML
9 5 (4.95%) EDI
10 3 (2.97%) J2EE
10 3 (2.97%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (2.97%) WCF
10 3 (2.97%) HTML5
11 2 (1.98%) XSLT
12 1 (0.99%) JSP
12 1 (0.99%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) User Experience
2 9 (8.91%) DataPower
2 9 (8.91%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.93%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.94%) N-Tier
5 5 (4.95%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.95%) AS400
6 4 (3.96%) Kindle
6 4 (3.96%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.97%) Replication
7 3 (2.97%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.97%) SCORM
7 3 (2.97%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.98%) PDA
8 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.99%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.81%) Windows
2 18 (17.82%) UNIX
3 7 (6.93%) Linux
4 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.95%) zOS
6 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.70%) SOA
2 23 (22.77%) Network Management
3 19 (18.81%) ITIL
4 14 (13.86%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (11.88%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (11.88%) Project Management
6 10 (9.90%) EAI
7 9 (8.91%) TOGAF
8 8 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (7.92%) Performance Management
8 8 (7.92%) Project Planning
9 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (6.93%) Network Architecture
10 6 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.94%) Scrum
10 6 (5.94%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.94%) Service Management
10 6 (5.94%) UML
10 6 (5.94%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.79%) Java
2 19 (18.81%) SQL
3 8 (7.92%) VB
3 8 (7.92%) C#
4 5 (4.95%) C
4 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.95%) Pascal
5 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.96%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.97%) Perl
6 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.99%) C++
7 1 (0.99%) ABAP
7 1 (0.99%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (6.93%) CCNP
1 7 (6.93%) CCNA
2 4 (3.96%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.98%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.99%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.97%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.96%) NFS
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
3 2 (1.98%) XenServer
3 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 14 (13.86%) OPNET
2 7 (6.93%) OpenView
3 3 (2.97%) CA LISA
4 2 (1.98%) SCCM
5 1 (0.99%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 30 (29.70%) IBM
2 27 (26.73%) Oracle
3 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
4 18 (17.82%) SAP
5 15 (14.85%) Cisco
6 14 (13.86%) BMC
6 14 (13.86%) SolarWinds
7 11 (10.89%) F5
8 9 (8.91%) HP
9 7 (6.93%) TIBCO
9 7 (6.93%) VMware
9 7 (6.93%) Riverbed
10 5 (4.95%) webMethods
11 4 (3.96%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.96%) Nokia
11 4 (3.96%) Juniper
12 3 (2.97%) BEA
12 3 (2.97%) Informatica
12 3 (2.97%) Green Hat
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