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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 66 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Middleware 48 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.06% 0.84% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.62% 3.36% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £409 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.37%
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
557 536 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.94% 25.13% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 321 292
Average daily rate £371 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 14 £425 -
Coventry 0 7 £419 - 1
Birmingham -5 7 £413 -13.15%
Staffordshire +1 1 - - 7
Walsall - - - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (32.08%) Oracle
2 33 (31.13%) SOA
3 31 (29.25%) IBM
4 24 (22.64%) Java
5 23 (21.70%) Firewall
5 23 (21.70%) WebSphere
6 21 (19.81%) Network Management
7 20 (18.87%) XML
8 19 (17.92%) SQL
9 18 (16.98%) SAP
9 18 (16.98%) Manufacturing
10 16 (15.09%) ITIL
11 15 (14.15%) UNIX
11 15 (14.15%) Automotive
11 15 (14.15%) Cisco
11 15 (14.15%) User Experience
12 14 (13.21%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (13.21%) BMC
12 14 (13.21%) Windows
12 14 (13.21%) XSD
12 14 (13.21%) SOAP
12 14 (13.21%) SolarWinds
12 14 (13.21%) OPNET
13 13 (12.26%) HP
13 13 (12.26%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
14 12 (11.32%) Web Services
14 12 (11.32%) EAI
14 12 (11.32%) Technical Architecture
15 11 (10.38%) F5

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (21.70%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.66%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.77%) Apache
3 4 (3.77%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.77%) SAP CRM
1 4 (3.77%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.70%) Firewall
2 11 (10.38%) FTP
2 11 (10.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (9.43%) Internet
4 9 (8.49%) LAN
5 6 (5.66%) WAN
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (3.77%) SAN
6 4 (3.77%) BGP
6 4 (3.77%) OSPF
6 4 (3.77%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.83%) Network Security
8 2 (1.89%) HTTP
9 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.94%) QlikView
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.94%) DB2
4 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) SoapUI
2 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.77%) Subversion
3 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (16.98%) Manufacturing
2 15 (14.15%) Automotive
3 4 (3.77%) Finance
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (32.08%) Architect
2 16 (15.09%) Analyst
3 14 (13.21%) Integration Architect
4 10 (9.43%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.43%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Consultant
5 9 (8.49%) Developer
6 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (6.60%) Network Specialist
7 7 (6.60%) Monitoring Specialist
8 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Network Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Integration Manager
9 5 (4.72%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Middleware Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Designer
10 4 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.87%) XML
2 14 (13.21%) XSD
2 14 (13.21%) SOAP
3 12 (11.32%) Web Services
4 11 (10.38%) .NET
5 10 (9.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 9 (8.49%) REST
6 9 (8.49%) CSS
7 8 (7.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (6.60%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (5.66%) EDI
9 6 (5.66%) WSDL
9 6 (5.66%) HTML
10 5 (4.72%) XSLT
11 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
12 3 (2.83%) HTML5
12 3 (2.83%) WebCenter
13 1 (0.94%) SAP BSP
13 1 (0.94%) Spring
13 1 (0.94%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) User Experience
2 13 (12.26%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.60%) Visualisation
3 7 (6.60%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.66%) N-Tier
4 6 (5.66%) DataPower
5 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.77%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.77%) Kindle
7 3 (2.83%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.83%) SCORM
7 3 (2.83%) Replication
7 3 (2.83%) AS400
8 2 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.94%) IVR
9 1 (0.94%) LPAR
9 1 (0.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) UNIX
2 14 (13.21%) Windows
3 8 (7.55%) Linux
4 6 (5.66%) AIX
5 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.89%) zOS
6 2 (1.89%) Solaris
6 2 (1.89%) Android
7 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.94%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.13%) SOA
2 21 (19.81%) Network Management
3 16 (15.09%) ITIL
4 14 (13.21%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (11.32%) EAI
5 12 (11.32%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (9.43%) TOGAF
7 9 (8.49%) Project Management
8 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.60%) Performance Management
8 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (6.60%) Network Architecture
8 7 (6.60%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.66%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.66%) OO
9 6 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (4.72%) Scrum
10 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.72%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) Java
2 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 6 (5.66%) Pascal
3 6 (5.66%) VB
3 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.66%) C
4 5 (4.72%) C#
5 4 (3.77%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
1 7 (6.60%) CCNP
1 7 (6.60%) CCNA
1 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) Degree
3 2 (1.89%) ISSAP
4 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.83%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.77%) NFS
3 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.94%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) OPNET
2 7 (6.60%) OpenView
3 2 (1.89%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 34 (32.08%) Oracle
2 31 (29.25%) IBM
3 18 (16.98%) SAP
4 15 (14.15%) Cisco
5 14 (13.21%) BMC
5 14 (13.21%) SolarWinds
6 13 (12.26%) HP
7 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
8 11 (10.38%) F5
9 7 (6.60%) Riverbed
9 7 (6.60%) webMethods
10 6 (5.66%) TIBCO
11 5 (4.72%) VMware
11 5 (4.72%) Software AG
12 4 (3.77%) Juniper
12 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.77%) Nokia
12 4 (3.77%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.89%) Green Hat
13 2 (1.89%) CA