Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 22 February 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 71 86
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -19
Contract jobs citing Middleware 28 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.74% 1.65% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 5.10% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 2
Birmingham median daily rate £638 £455 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.11% +82.00% -47.37%
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +22.22% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £60.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +88.89% - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 504 451 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.38% 32.33% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 288 192
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £256
90th Percentile £588 £525 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £368
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.23% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.50 £54.50 £12.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.85% +320.44% -52.86%
10th Percentile £20.70 £16.88 £10.96
90th Percentile £68.25 £99.93 £17.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% +11.11% -24.37%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Birmingham

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Birmingham

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 20 (71.43%) DevOps
2 17 (60.71%) Jenkins
3 16 (57.14%) Oracle
4 15 (53.57%) Windows
4 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (53.57%) Puppet
5 14 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 14 (50.00%) Subversion
5 14 (50.00%) Linux
6 11 (39.29%) Maven
6 11 (39.29%) Mentoring
7 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
8 9 (32.14%) Docker
8 9 (32.14%) JBoss
8 9 (32.14%) Tomcat
8 9 (32.14%) RDBMS
8 9 (32.14%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (28.57%) Python
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) Perl
9 8 (28.57%) Migration
9 8 (28.57%) JSON
10 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (25.00%) PKI
10 7 (25.00%) Ansible
10 7 (25.00%) Opscode Chef

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (32.14%) JBoss
1 9 (32.14%) Tomcat
2 6 (21.43%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) IIS
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.71%) Mule
4 3 (10.71%) Mule ESB
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (7.14%) Sonic ESB
6 1 (3.57%) Anypoint
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 9 (32.14%) RDBMS
3 6 (21.43%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.14%) Big Data
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Jenkins
2 14 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (50.00%) Subversion
3 11 (39.29%) Maven
4 8 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (21.43%) GitLab
5 6 (21.43%) JMeter
5 6 (21.43%) Selenium
5 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
6 3 (10.71%) Ant
6 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
6 3 (10.71%) JUnit
General
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) DevOps Manager
1 8 (28.57%) Head of DevOps
1 8 (28.57%) Lead DevOps
2 4 (14.29%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (10.71%) Ajax
3 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 3 (10.71%) Java EE
3 3 (10.71%) JPA
3 3 (10.71%) jQuery
3 3 (10.71%) Spring
3 3 (10.71%) Struts
4 2 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) PKI
2 6 (21.43%) DataPower
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) DevOps
2 11 (39.29%) Mentoring
3 8 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 8 (28.57%) Migration
4 7 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (21.43%) Release Automation
5 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) Use Case
7 3 (10.71%) Coaching
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) Data Flow Diagram
8 2 (7.14%) Data Governance
8 2 (7.14%) Workflow
9 1 (3.57%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Perl
1 8 (28.57%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 5 (17.86%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Docker
1 9 (32.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) Puppet
2 7 (25.00%) Ansible
2 7 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (21.43%) Graylog
3 6 (21.43%) logstash
3 6 (21.43%) Nagios
3 6 (21.43%) Rundeck
3 6 (21.43%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (21.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.57%) Packer
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) CA
2 6 (21.43%) IBM
2 6 (21.43%) Micro Focus
2 6 (21.43%) Serena
2 6 (21.43%) Splunk
2 6 (21.43%) Teradata
3 4 (14.29%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.57%) VMware