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 23 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 26 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 10 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.79% 3.09% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.81% 18.87% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Median daily rate £350 £588 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.42% +209.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  
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 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 128 53 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 35.65% 16.36% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 38 38
Median daily rate £375 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 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

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Luton -5 5 £413 -29.78%
Bedford - 3 £350 -
Middleware
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 5 (45.45%) SaaS
3 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
3 5 (45.45%) Data Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) Data Integration
4 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) UML
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (27.27%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Process Management
6 1 (9.09%) Security Management
6 1 (9.09%) CMS

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 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (27.27%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bower
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Data Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Data Integration Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Architect
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (27.27%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Open Source
2 5 (45.45%) Data Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) Data Integration
2 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Process Management
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Atlassian