Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 88 95
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 12 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.81% 0.35% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.61% 1.37% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% +11.54% -27.78%
10th Percentile £478 £350 £313
90th Percentile £532 £498 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £550 £440
% change year-on-year -3.64% +25.00% -23.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +57.58% +43.48% -

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 460 366 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.17% 25.81% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 258 306
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £561 £529 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +88.89% -38.83%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.50 £8.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £36.30 £9.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +19.57% -19.83%

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 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 20 September 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 8 (66.67%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (25.00%) ERP
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) JBoss
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (16.67%) Struts
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) J2EE
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) Ant
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit
6 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (16.67%) Java EE
6 2 (16.67%) Spring

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 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (16.67%) Mule
3 2 (16.67%) Mule ESB
3 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Ant
1 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
1 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) MuleSoft Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Architect
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Financial Architect
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 2 (16.67%) Java EE
4 2 (16.67%) JPA
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 2 (16.67%) Struts
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Coaching
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Cash Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) MuleSoft
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP