Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 54 59
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 23 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.71% 3.10% 2.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.73% 11.98% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 43
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £366 £350 £392
90th Percentile £496 £663 £595
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 342 384 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.47% 25.86% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 294 362
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £300
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +18.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.00 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -10 10 £425 -
Warrington +1 4 £550 -8.33%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 10 (43.48%) Mainframe
2 9 (39.13%) IBM
2 9 (39.13%) Unix
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
4 7 (30.43%) Change Management
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) Bitbucket
6 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
6 5 (21.74%) Docker
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (21.74%) Internet
6 5 (21.74%) JBoss
6 5 (21.74%) Perl
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 5 (21.74%) Jython
7 4 (17.39%) IBM Sterling
7 4 (17.39%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) AIX
7 4 (17.39%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) ERP
7 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (17.39%) Waterfall

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 5 (21.74%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) CMS
3 2 (8.70%) Confluence
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) HTTP
2 3 (13.04%) SSL
3 2 (8.70%) FTP
3 2 (8.70%) SSH
4 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Bitbucket
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Ant
2 3 (13.04%) Gradle
2 3 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) SonarQube
2 3 (13.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Technician
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Chief Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ISPF
3 1 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Mainframe
2 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) HTC Vive
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Unix
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (30.43%) Change Management
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) ERP
3 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.04%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
1 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (21.74%) Jython
2 5 (21.74%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) PowerBroker
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (8.70%) Capita
3 2 (8.70%) CyberArk
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Google