The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 26 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 33 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.93% 2.15% 2.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.66% 6.82% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Median daily rate £450 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.19% +13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
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 Cardiff with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 82 88 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 25.31% 31.54% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 68 88
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Cardiff over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Cardiff

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) Python
4 4 (50.00%) MySQL
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
5 3 (37.50%) SQLite
5 3 (37.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) Tornado
5 3 (37.50%) Flask
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (37.50%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (25.00%) Puppet
6 2 (25.00%) Confluence
6 2 (25.00%) Big Data
6 2 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Informatics
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Life Science
6 2 (25.00%) Data Integration

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (37.50%) Tornado
2 2 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQLite
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (12.50%) HBase
4 1 (12.50%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (37.50%) Flask
1 3 (37.50%) ZeroMQ
2 2 (25.00%) OAuth
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Kafka
3 1 (12.50%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Informatics
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Java
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy