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 28 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.

Middleware
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 48 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 9 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.69% 3.26% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.96% 12.03% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £359 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.15 - -
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 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 151 266 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.28% 27.12% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 192 163
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Cheshire

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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 28 March 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
Warrington +21 2 £500 +25.00%
Chester +7 2 - - 2
Knutsford +5 1 £345 -18.82% 1
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle
4 10 (38.46%) AIX
4 10 (38.46%) Linux
4 10 (38.46%) Unix
5 9 (34.62%) Perl
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Web Services
6 8 (30.77%) XML
7 7 (26.92%) J2EE
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL
7 7 (26.92%) SOA
7 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
8 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (23.08%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) IBM
8 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (23.08%) DB2
9 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 5 (19.23%) JBoss
9 5 (19.23%) Apache
9 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
9 5 (19.23%) Banking
9 5 (19.23%) JSON
9 5 (19.23%) Microservices

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 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (19.23%) Apache
2 5 (19.23%) JBoss
2 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
2 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
3 4 (15.38%) IIS
4 3 (11.54%) nginx
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.85%) GlassFish
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Kerberos
2 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) DB2
1 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 5 (19.23%) Big Data
2 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
2 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) JUnit
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) CRM Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Principal Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Domain Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Management Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Java Middleware Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Applications Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 7 (26.92%) J2EE
3 5 (19.23%) JSON
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (11.54%) SOAP
6 2 (7.69%) HTML
6 2 (7.69%) REST
6 2 (7.69%) Spring
6 2 (7.69%) WebCenter
7 1 (3.85%) Ajax
7 1 (3.85%) Apache Camel
7 1 (3.85%) Dojo
7 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.85%) Java EE
7 1 (3.85%) JSF
7 1 (3.85%) JTA
7 1 (3.85%) POJO
7 1 (3.85%) Spring Web Flow
7 1 (3.85%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) DataPower
5 1 (3.85%) Derivative
5 1 (3.85%) iPhone
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) AIX
2 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Unix
3 4 (15.38%) HPUX
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
1 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
1 7 (26.92%) SOA
2 5 (19.23%) Microservices
3 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 4 (15.38%) CRM
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (15.38%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Identity Management
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) Perl
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.54%) Python
6 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (15.38%) Netcool
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) CA
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) Kony
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.85%) Samsung
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Yahoo!
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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