The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 April 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
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 42 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.30% 0.80% 3.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.41% 2.83% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Median daily rate - £258 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -53.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £39.13
% change year-on-year -52.85% -10.54%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 71 106 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 21.45% 28.12% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 81 55
Median daily rate £400 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.28% -7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Coventry

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Coventry

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

1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) SOAP
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
1 5 (62.50%) DataPower
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (62.50%) RESTful
1 5 (62.50%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) XML

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) REST
1 5 (62.50%) RESTful
1 5 (62.50%) SOAP
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) DataPower
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft