The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 76 83 88
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Middleware 39 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.07% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 3.96% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £440 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +137.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £390 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £780 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
598 530 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.53% 26.92% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 304 286
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £23.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Middleware
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Birmingham -4 12 £425 -0.29%
Warwickshire +7 9 £375 - 1
Coventry -12 4 £475 +22.58%
Walsall - 2 £500 -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
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England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (33.90%) SOA
1 20 (33.90%) IBM
2 18 (30.51%) SOAP
3 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
4 13 (22.03%) SAP
4 13 (22.03%) Oracle
5 12 (20.34%) UNIX
5 12 (20.34%) WebSphere
6 11 (18.64%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (18.64%) Network Management
6 11 (18.64%) REST
6 11 (18.64%) Java
7 10 (16.95%) SQL
7 10 (16.95%) Windows
7 10 (16.95%) Web Services
7 10 (16.95%) XML
7 10 (16.95%) Finance
8 8 (13.56%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (13.56%) TOGAF
8 8 (13.56%) C#
9 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
9 7 (11.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (11.86%) DataPower
10 6 (10.17%) Project Planning
10 6 (10.17%) UML
10 6 (10.17%) EAI
11 5 (8.47%) TIBCO
11 5 (8.47%) Service Management

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (20.34%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.78%) Documentum
3 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.39%) IIS
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.39%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) MS Project
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.69%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) FTP
2 4 (6.78%) HTTP
3 2 (3.39%) DNS
3 2 (3.39%) SAN
3 2 (3.39%) VLAN
3 2 (3.39%) NAS
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) DataStage
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) ClearCase
1 4 (6.78%) ClearQuest
2 3 (5.08%) Subversion
2 3 (5.08%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.39%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Automotive
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Games
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Architect
2 13 (22.03%) Integration Architect
2 13 (22.03%) Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Software Architect
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Games Developer
6 3 (5.08%) UNIX Support
6 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Support
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) SOAP
2 11 (18.64%) REST
3 10 (16.95%) Web Services
3 10 (16.95%) XML
4 8 (13.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (11.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (8.47%) XSD
6 5 (8.47%) WSDL
6 5 (8.47%) .NET
6 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.08%) J2EE
7 3 (5.08%) JAX-WS
7 3 (5.08%) Drools
7 3 (5.08%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (5.08%) jBPM
7 3 (5.08%) WCF
7 3 (5.08%) JAX-RS
7 3 (5.08%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.39%) OpenGL
8 2 (3.39%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
1 7 (11.86%) DataPower
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) AS400
2 4 (6.78%) Kindle
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.08%) Open Source
3 3 (5.08%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.39%) Online Games
4 2 (3.39%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.39%) PDA
5 1 (1.69%) Animation
5 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.69%) Physics
5 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) UNIX
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Linux
4 4 (6.78%) zOS
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) SOA
2 11 (18.64%) Technical Architecture
2 11 (18.64%) Network Management
3 8 (13.56%) TOGAF
4 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.17%) Project Planning
5 6 (10.17%) EAI
5 6 (10.17%) UML
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL
6 5 (8.47%) Service Management
6 5 (8.47%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (6.78%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Scrum
7 4 (6.78%) Information Security
7 4 (6.78%) OO
7 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.08%) Game Development
8 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.08%) Time Management
8 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) Java
2 10 (16.95%) SQL
3 8 (13.56%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.08%) VB
5 3 (5.08%) C++
5 3 (5.08%) Perl
5 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) Jython
7 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.69%) CITP
3 1 (1.69%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) XenApp
1 2 (3.39%) XenServer
1 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.69%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) IBM
2 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.03%) Oracle
3 13 (22.03%) SAP
4 5 (8.47%) TIBCO
5 4 (6.78%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (5.08%) Informatica
6 3 (5.08%) VMware
6 3 (5.08%) JBoss
7 2 (3.39%) Dell
7 2 (3.39%) Citrix
7 2 (3.39%) BEA
8 1 (1.69%) Pega
8 1 (1.69%) RightScale
8 1 (1.69%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.69%) EMC
8 1 (1.69%) Intel
8 1 (1.69%) Siebel
8 1 (1.69%) Sybase
8 1 (1.69%) webMethods
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