The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 19 24 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.94% 4.64% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.06% 12.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
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 Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 33 55 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 32.04% 36.42% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 46
Median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Chester

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

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

1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Samsung
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) JAX-WS
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) POJO
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Camel
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) AOP
2 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Middleware Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Camel
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JAXB
1 1 (33.33%) JAX-WS
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) POJO
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WSDL
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) AOP
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Samsung