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 3 months to 25 June 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 18 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 23 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.91% 7.53% 4.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.98% 33.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 16
Median daily rate £460 £415 £573
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.84% -27.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £263 £543
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £450 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 59 100 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 17.72% 22.83% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 57
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -3 19 £455 - 1
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 26 (83.87%) Migration
2 20 (64.52%) Linux
3 19 (61.29%) Windows
4 14 (45.16%) Solaris
4 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
5 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
5 13 (41.94%) DNS
5 13 (41.94%) HPUX
6 12 (38.71%) AIX
6 12 (38.71%) IBM
6 12 (38.71%) Mainframe
6 12 (38.71%) VMware
7 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
9 5 (16.13%) HP
9 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
10 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
10 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (12.90%) DevOps
10 4 (12.90%) Salt
10 4 (12.90%) Bluemix
10 4 (12.90%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (12.90%) Puppet
10 4 (12.90%) PaaS
10 4 (12.90%) OpenStack
10 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (12.90%) OpenShift
10 4 (12.90%) Cloud Foundry

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 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (12.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Bluemix
1 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (12.90%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (12.90%) OpenShift
1 4 (12.90%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Architect
2 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Applications Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (6.45%) HPUX Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Migration Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Service Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) AIX Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) CSS3
1 1 (3.23%) EJB
1 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) HTML5
1 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (3.23%) Java EE
1 1 (3.23%) Java SE
1 1 (3.23%) JMS
1 1 (3.23%) JSP
1 1 (3.23%) Servlets
1 1 (3.23%) Spring
1 1 (3.23%) Struts
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
1 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Mainframe
2 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Linux
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 14 (45.16%) Solaris
4 13 (41.94%) HPUX
5 12 (38.71%) AIX
6 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) DevOps
3 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.23%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
3 1 (3.23%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (3.23%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (3.23%) RAD
3 1 (3.23%) Time Management
3 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) OCMJD
3 1 (3.23%) OCPJP
3 1 (3.23%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Ansible
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
1 4 (12.90%) Salt
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) IBM
1 12 (38.71%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) Intel
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Sun
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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