Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 20 January 2019 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 47 49
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 -13
Contract jobs citing Middleware 12 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.84% 1.58% 2.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.19% 5.15% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 13
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +2.86% +3.96%
10th Percentile £454 £466 £432
90th Percentile £643 £609 £575
North West median daily rate £463 £500 £435
% change year-on-year -7.50% +14.94% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 194 136 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 29.71% 30.63% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 106 105
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -18.37%
10th Percentile £259 £306 £255
90th Percentile £635 £518 £495
North West median daily rate £408 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £42.13 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.01% +3.37% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27.06 £33.31 £25.00
90th Percentile £41.38 £43.00 £56.23
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £38.13 £38.75
% change year-on-year -4.98% -1.61% +14.58%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Lancashire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Lancashire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Lancashire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Lancashire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Blackpool +1 5 £495 -19.18%
Preston -3 3 £513 -
Chorley - 1 £435 -
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Perl
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (58.33%) Tuxedo
2 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
2 7 (58.33%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (58.33%) Ruby
2 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 7 (58.33%) DevOps
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Artifactory
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Boomi
5 3 (25.00%) MuleSoft
5 3 (25.00%) iPaaS
5 3 (25.00%) PaaS
5 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Dell

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (58.33%) Tuxedo
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Boomi
1 3 (25.00%) iPaaS
1 3 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) Artifactory
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) DevOps
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Perl
1 7 (58.33%) Python
1 7 (58.33%) Ruby
1 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (25.00%) MuleSoft
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) IBM