The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 26 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
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -44 +4  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.30% 2.38% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 8.00% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
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 Belfast with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 173 25 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 52.42% 29.76% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 12 11
Median daily rate £410 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 - £32.00
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 Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 Belfast

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Sybase
1 5 (83.33%) Data Acquisition
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 2 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Sybase Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 2 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Data Acquisition
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Sybase