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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 90 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 22 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.87% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.93% 7.47% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £527 £760
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £29.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+27.73% -33.88%
Middleware
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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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
560 643 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.82% 25.11% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 365 372
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 7
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 -5 8 £453 +5.17% 1
Coventry -3 3 £650 +38.66% 1
Birmingham -1 2 £350 -17.64% 8
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England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (35.85%) Oracle
2 13 (24.53%) E-Commerce
3 12 (22.64%) SOA
3 12 (22.64%) .NET
4 11 (20.75%) XML
4 11 (20.75%) IBM
4 11 (20.75%) Manufacturing
5 10 (18.87%) Asset Management
5 10 (18.87%) Web Services
6 8 (15.09%) SQL
6 8 (15.09%) SOAP
6 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.09%) Finance
6 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.09%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (13.21%) TIBCO
7 7 (13.21%) UNIX
7 7 (13.21%) Linux
7 7 (13.21%) Java
8 6 (11.32%) SAP
8 6 (11.32%) Project Management
8 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
9 5 (9.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (9.43%) REST
9 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (9.43%) Patch Management
9 5 (9.43%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (9.43%) HTML

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.89%) JBoss
7 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (3.77%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.89%) Line 500
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Firewall
2 3 (5.66%) Network Security
3 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.66%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.77%) DB2
4 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.89%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.89%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (20.75%) Manufacturing
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Automotive
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Games
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Architect
2 18 (33.96%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Integration Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Digital Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) .NET
2 11 (20.75%) XML
3 10 (18.87%) Web Services
4 8 (15.09%) SOAP
4 8 (15.09%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (9.43%) REST
5 5 (9.43%) HTML
5 5 (9.43%) XSD
5 5 (9.43%) WSDL
5 5 (9.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (7.55%) CSS
6 4 (7.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (5.66%) Spring
7 3 (5.66%) Java EE
8 2 (3.77%) JSR 168
8 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.77%) SAP PI
8 2 (3.77%) Spring Web Flow
8 2 (3.77%) JDBC
8 2 (3.77%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.55%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.66%) DataPower
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 2 (3.77%) Social Media
4 2 (3.77%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.77%) SCADA
4 2 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) UNIX
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
3 3 (5.66%) VMS
4 1 (1.89%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) E-Commerce
2 12 (22.64%) SOA
3 10 (18.87%) Asset Management
4 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (11.32%) Project Management
6 5 (9.43%) ETL
6 5 (9.43%) CRM
6 5 (9.43%) Patch Management
7 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) OO
7 4 (7.55%) EAI
7 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.66%) SDLC
8 3 (5.66%) Use Case
8 3 (5.66%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.77%) Rapid Prototyping
9 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.77%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) Java
3 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (1.89%) PMP
1 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) CA LISA
2 2 (3.77%) OpenView
2 2 (3.77%) OPNET
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Oracle
2 11 (20.75%) IBM
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.21%) TIBCO
5 6 (11.32%) SAP
6 4 (7.55%) HP
6 4 (7.55%) webMethods
7 3 (5.66%) BMC
7 3 (5.66%) Pega
7 3 (5.66%) Green Hat
7 3 (5.66%) Solace
8 2 (3.77%) Guidewire
8 2 (3.77%) MuleSoft
8 2 (3.77%) F5
8 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
8 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.77%) hybris
8 2 (3.77%) Sage
8 2 (3.77%) FatWire
8 2 (3.77%) Adobe