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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 58 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 -19  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.31% 2.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 1.53% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 12
Median daily rate - - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +9.80%  

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 177 131 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.70% 20.40% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 90 116
Median daily rate £375 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.20% -5.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Birmingham

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 19 (82.61%) CMS
1 19 (82.61%) Content Management
1 19 (82.61%) Drupal
2 13 (56.52%) HTML5
2 13 (56.52%) HTML
2 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 13 (56.52%) CSS
3 12 (52.17%) Front End Development
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (47.83%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) .NET
5 2 (8.70%) IIS
6 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Master Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (4.35%) Kanban
6 1 (4.35%) Use Case
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server

Middleware
Top Related 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 19 (82.61%) CMS
1 19 (82.61%) Drupal
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) CTI
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 18 (78.26%) Drupal Developer
3 11 (47.83%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (34.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (21.74%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (21.74%) HTML Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (4.35%) CRM Architect
7 1 (4.35%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Middleware Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) CSS
1 13 (56.52%) HTML
1 13 (56.52%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Content Management
2 12 (52.17%) Front End Development
3 11 (47.83%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Kanban
4 1 (4.35%) Master Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
1 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
1 1 (4.35%) VMware