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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
England / West Midlands
Rank 96 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +2
Contract jobs citing Middleware 26 58 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 2.24% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.19% 8.79% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 48 25
Median daily rate £453 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.02% +5.00%

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
620 660 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.13% 25.45% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 407 323
Median daily rate £388 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +3 7 £450 +74.75% 3
Shropshire +30 6 £581 -3.12%
Birmingham +4 6 £455 +82.00% 3
Staffordshire -7 2 £425 -5.55%
Warwickshire 0 1 - - 4
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 20 (38.46%) CMS
1 20 (38.46%) Content Management
2 19 (36.54%) Drupal
3 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 15 (28.85%) CSS
5 13 (25.00%) HTML
5 13 (25.00%) HTML5
6 12 (23.08%) Front End Development
6 12 (23.08%) Web Services
7 11 (21.15%) SOAP
7 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.15%) Web Development
8 10 (19.23%) REST
9 9 (17.31%) Windows
9 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (13.46%) XML
11 7 (13.46%) Unix
11 7 (13.46%) IBM
12 6 (11.54%) SOA
12 6 (11.54%) DataPower
12 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (11.54%) RESTful
12 6 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (9.62%) Oracle
13 5 (9.62%) JSON
14 4 (7.69%) TDD
14 4 (7.69%) HP
14 4 (7.69%) SQL Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (38.46%) CMS
2 19 (36.54%) Drupal
3 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.77%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) Tuxedo
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) ATM
2 1 (1.92%) BGP
2 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.92%) CTI
2 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.92%) Frame Relay
2 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.92%) NAS
2 1 (1.92%) OSPF
2 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Advertising
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Developer
2 18 (34.62%) Drupal Developer
3 11 (21.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (11.54%) Middleware Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Architect
6 5 (9.62%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (9.62%) HTML Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Messaging Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Middleware Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Middleware Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) CSS
2 13 (25.00%) HTML
2 13 (25.00%) HTML5
3 12 (23.08%) Web Services
4 11 (21.15%) SOAP
5 10 (19.23%) REST
6 7 (13.46%) XML
7 6 (11.54%) RESTful
8 5 (9.62%) JSON
9 4 (7.69%) .NET
9 4 (7.69%) XSLT
10 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle ADF
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
11 1 (1.92%) jQuery
11 1 (1.92%) JSF
11 1 (1.92%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) DataPower
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Content Management
2 12 (23.08%) Front End Development
3 11 (21.15%) Web Development
4 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.54%) SOA
6 4 (7.69%) API Design
6 4 (7.69%) Coaching
6 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.69%) Microservices
6 4 (7.69%) SDLC
6 4 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) Migration
7 3 (5.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.85%) MVC
8 2 (3.85%) OO
8 2 (3.85%) Scrum
8 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) Java
5 2 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) Jython
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) VB
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
1 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.85%) OpenView
1 2 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.92%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.92%) logstash
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
2 1 (1.92%) OPNET
2 1 (1.92%) Opsview
2 1 (1.92%) QRadar
2 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) IBM
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) HP
4 4 (7.69%) WSO2
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) BMC
6 2 (3.85%) F5
6 2 (3.85%) Juniper
6 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.92%) Brocade
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Mercator
7 1 (1.92%) Nokia
7 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.92%) Splunk
7 1 (1.92%) VMware