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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 80 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing Middleware 47 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.75% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.84% 3.42% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 9
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£575 £485 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.55% +14.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £389 £420
% change year-on-year
+15.75% -7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
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
687 584 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.58% 24.85% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 326 217
Average daily rate £340 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 16
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Birmingham +12 21 £525 +5.00% 1
Coventry - 11 £488 -
Warwickshire -6 4 £438 +34.61%
Shropshire - 3 £556 -
Walsall -4 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £350 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 36 (45.00%) Oracle
2 28 (35.00%) SOA
3 23 (28.75%) XML
4 21 (26.25%) Java
4 21 (26.25%) IBM
5 20 (25.00%) SOAP
5 20 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 19 (23.75%) Web Services
7 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
8 17 (21.25%) TIBCO
9 16 (20.00%) .NET
10 15 (18.75%) E-Commerce
10 15 (18.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 15 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
10 15 (18.75%) REST
11 14 (17.50%) EAI
12 13 (16.25%) WSDL
12 13 (16.25%) DataPower
12 13 (16.25%) Asset Management
13 12 (15.00%) XSD
14 11 (13.75%) SQL
14 11 (13.75%) Finance
14 11 (13.75%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
15 10 (12.50%) webMethods
16 9 (11.25%) HTML
16 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
16 9 (11.25%) Linux
16 9 (11.25%) Green Hat
16 9 (11.25%) CA LISA

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 20 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (13.75%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle BPEL
4 6 (7.50%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.50%) JBoss
7 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.25%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.25%) Line 500
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Firewall
1 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.50%) Network Security
2 2 (2.50%) FTP
3 1 (1.25%) OSPF
3 1 (1.25%) BGP
3 1 (1.25%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.25%) MySQL
5 5 (6.25%) DB2
5 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.25%) HBase
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) SoapUI
2 6 (7.50%) Subversion
3 4 (5.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (5.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.25%) Ant
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) Hudson
5 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.50%) Automotive
4 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (50.00%) Architect
2 20 (25.00%) Developer
3 14 (17.50%) Integration Architect
4 13 (16.25%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.75%) Middleware Developer
5 7 (8.75%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Digital Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Integration Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Oracle Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Integration Project Manager
9 2 (2.50%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.75%) XML
2 20 (25.00%) SOAP
3 19 (23.75%) Web Services
4 16 (20.00%) .NET
5 15 (18.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 15 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
5 15 (18.75%) REST
6 13 (16.25%) WSDL
7 12 (15.00%) XSD
8 9 (11.25%) HTML
9 7 (8.75%) CSS
10 4 (5.00%) WebCenter
10 4 (5.00%) Java EE
10 4 (5.00%) jQuery
10 4 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (5.00%) Hibernate
11 3 (3.75%) JMS
11 3 (3.75%) Spring
12 2 (2.50%) XSL
12 2 (2.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) DataPower
2 5 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
3 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.25%) SCORM
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) AS400
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Open Source
5 1 (1.25%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) UNIX
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (5.00%) zOS
3 4 (5.00%) Windows NT
3 4 (5.00%) HPUX
3 4 (5.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.50%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) VMS
4 2 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) AIX
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) SOA
2 15 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 14 (17.50%) EAI
4 13 (16.25%) Asset Management
5 9 (11.25%) Integration Testing
5 9 (11.25%) Use Case
6 7 (8.75%) ETL
6 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.75%) BPEL
7 5 (6.25%) OO
7 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
9 3 (3.75%) UML
9 3 (3.75%) SSADM
9 3 (3.75%) RUP
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL
9 3 (3.75%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) Java
2 11 (13.75%) SQL
3 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.75%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) C++
5 1 (1.25%) C
5 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.25%) Python
5 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) IBM Certification
2 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) CCNP
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) PMP
3 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Firmware
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) CA LISA
2 3 (3.75%) OPNET
3 2 (2.50%) OpenView
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 36 (45.00%) Oracle
2 21 (26.25%) IBM
3 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 17 (21.25%) TIBCO
5 10 (12.50%) webMethods
6 9 (11.25%) Green Hat
6 9 (11.25%) Solace
7 6 (7.50%) SAP
8 4 (5.00%) Akamai
8 4 (5.00%) HP
9 3 (3.75%) Cisco
9 3 (3.75%) BMC
9 3 (3.75%) F5
9 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.75%) Pega
10 2 (2.50%) BEA
10 2 (2.50%) Vitria
11 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.25%) Sybase
11 1 (1.25%) Nokia