The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
Cheshire / Knutsford
Rank 11 14 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 5.13% 7.14% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.22% 17.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £341 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.70% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Knutsford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Knutsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 9 45 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 23.08% 40.18% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 37 7
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £48.75
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 Knutsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Knutsford 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 Knutsford

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Knutsford

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (25.00%) UIKit
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Kony
3 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) SOLID
3 1 (25.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (25.00%) Business Activity Monitoring

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford 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 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Management Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Dojo
2 1 (25.00%) EJB
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) JSF
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) JTA
2 1 (25.00%) Servlets
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (25.00%) Struts
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) DataPower
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) AOP
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) BPEL
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (25.00%) Netcool
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Kony
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase
2 1 (25.00%) Yahoo!