Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 78 79
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.57% 1.33% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.07% 4.94% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 8
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £625 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +38.12% +29.29%
10th Percentile £375 £455 £401
90th Percentile £532 £700 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.50 £41.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +32.93% +81.52% -

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 386 445 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.34% 26.95% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 314 297
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +7.04%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £270
90th Percentile £559 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +344.44% -35.71%
10th Percentile £33.25 £18.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £75.75 £41.60 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
% change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -25.03%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server

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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Facilities Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Process Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
1 1 (12.50%) FISMA
1 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft