The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Middleware
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 - 13
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 7.69% - 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.43% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14 5 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 35.90% 19.23% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Bedford

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Process Management
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) SOA

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
1 2 (66.67%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle