Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 6 months to 18 November 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 47 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +16
Contract jobs citing Middleware 17 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.51% 2.25% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.37% 10.53% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £519 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.25% -7.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £355 £413 £500
90th Percentile £559 £625 £625
East of England median daily rate £513 £444 £550
% change year-on-year +15.49% -19.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 - £31.50

Middleware is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 164 133 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 24.19% 21.35% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 96 82
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £321 £250 £281
90th Percentile £571 £522 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Bedfordshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Bedfordshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Bedfordshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 11 £450 -10.00%
Bedford - 2 £350 -
Middleware
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
2 7 (41.18%) SOA
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Retail
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) JBehave
4 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
4 5 (29.41%) Confluence
4 5 (29.41%) Feature Driven Development
4 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
4 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
4 5 (29.41%) ATDD
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
4 5 (29.41%) SDET
4 5 (29.41%) Maven
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
4 5 (29.41%) RIA
4 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Data Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Ruby

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 5 (29.41%) Confluence
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Ant
1 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
1 5 (29.41%) JBehave
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
1 5 (29.41%) JUnit
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
1 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
1 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
1 5 (29.41%) TeamCity
1 5 (29.41%) TestNG
1 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (35.29%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Data Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Data Integration Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Developer in Test
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Development Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) RIA
2 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) SOA
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) ATDD
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Data Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
4 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) Feature Driven Development
4 5 (29.41%) SDET
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Data Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (11.76%) DRM
7 2 (11.76%) ERP
7 2 (11.76%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
2 5 (29.41%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
1 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft