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 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 62 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 1.11% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 3.85% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £363 £325 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -40.90%  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 172 234 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.01% 28.75% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 175 120
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre

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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle