The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 35 62
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 11 49 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.75% 5.34% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.05% 18.15% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 43 11
Median daily rate £363 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.15 - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 270 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.60% 29.44% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 210 181
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Cheshire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Cheshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 1 - -
Warrington -7 1 £363 -27.50%
Widnes - 1 £363 -
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 12 (54.55%) Windows
1 12 (54.55%) IBM
2 11 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 9 (40.91%) Unix
3 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
5 6 (27.27%) AIX
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) Perl
6 5 (22.73%) CA
6 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
7 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) IBM Sterling
7 4 (18.18%) SCOM
7 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (18.18%) ServiceNow
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 4 (18.18%) Netcool
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 4 (18.18%) HPUX
7 4 (18.18%) Solaris
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
7 4 (18.18%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (18.18%) Software Asset Management
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle
8 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (13.64%) WebSphere
1 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) SSL
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) JUnit
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) CRM Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Management Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Java Middleware Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Monitoring Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) J2EE
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (9.09%) SOAP
1 2 (9.09%) Spring
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) Dojo
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.55%) JAX-WS
2 1 (4.55%) JPA
2 1 (4.55%) JSF
2 1 (4.55%) JTA
2 1 (4.55%) POJO
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (4.55%) Struts2
2 1 (4.55%) UIKit
2 1 (4.55%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Clustering
4 2 (9.09%) iPhone
4 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.55%) DataPower
5 1 (4.55%) Derivative
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Unix
3 6 (27.27%) AIX
3 6 (27.27%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) HPUX
4 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Solaris
5 2 (9.09%) Android
5 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 4 (18.18%) Software Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) AOP
4 2 (9.09%) BPEL
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) Jython
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (18.18%) Netcool
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) BladeLogic
2 1 (4.55%) CA Wily
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) CA
3 4 (18.18%) IBM Sterling
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) ServiceNow
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) Samsung
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) Kony
6 1 (4.55%) Sybase
6 1 (4.55%) Yahoo!