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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 21 37
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.35% 5.47% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 23.61% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 7
Median daily rate £500 £588 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +80.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -52.97% +9.80%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 75 72 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 26.50% 23.15% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 57
Median daily rate £323 £463 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.27% -4.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £608 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign

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 2 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bower
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Head of Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
1 1 (16.67%) BEA
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) MuleSoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO