Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 80 84
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing Middleware 18 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 1.45% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.43% 4.42% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Birmingham median daily rate £638 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £416 £338 £325
90th Percentile £700 £450 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £558 £440 £575
% change year-on-year +26.82% -23.48% +35.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year +78.26% - -

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 406 498 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.45% 32.74% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 321 186
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% +1.69%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £257
90th Percentile £526 £513 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £13.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -31.88% -51.95%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%

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

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Birmingham

Middleware
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

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

1 13 (72.22%) Linux
1 13 (72.22%) DevOps
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (66.67%) Puppet
2 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Subversion
2 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (44.44%) Python
4 7 (38.89%) Perl
4 7 (38.89%) Migration
4 7 (38.89%) Maven
4 7 (38.89%) Docker
4 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
4 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (38.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (38.89%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 6 (33.33%) JSON
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) JBoss
6 5 (27.78%) Apache
6 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) IIS
6 5 (27.78%) RDBMS

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 6 (33.33%) JBoss
2 5 (27.78%) Apache
2 5 (27.78%) IIS
2 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) Sonic ESB
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (27.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
2 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) Neo4j
4 1 (5.56%) Pentaho
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 12 (66.67%) Subversion
2 7 (38.89%) Maven
2 7 (38.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (27.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (27.78%) GitLab
3 5 (27.78%) JMeter
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps Manager
1 7 (38.89%) Head of DevOps
1 7 (38.89%) Lead DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Pentaho Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.56%) Apache CXF
3 1 (5.56%) D3.js
3 1 (5.56%) Drools
3 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.56%) jBPM
3 1 (5.56%) Node.js
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) DataPower
1 5 (27.78%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) DevOps
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
4 5 (27.78%) Release Automation
4 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Perl
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Jython
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Docker
1 7 (38.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) Puppet
2 5 (27.78%) Ansible
2 5 (27.78%) Graylog
2 5 (27.78%) logstash
2 5 (27.78%) Nagios
2 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (27.78%) Rundeck
2 5 (27.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) CA
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
2 5 (27.78%) Micro Focus
2 5 (27.78%) Serena
2 5 (27.78%) Splunk
2 5 (27.78%) Teradata
3 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.56%) Talend