Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 38 46
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 +28
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.76% 4.23% 3.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.84% 17.83% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 29
Lancashire median daily rate £485 £415 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.87% -24.55% +173.63%
10th Percentile £417 £256 £477
90th Percentile £575 £461 £653
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 117 157 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.77% 23.72% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 114 152
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +21.16%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £210
90th Percentile £540 £465 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +17.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%
10th Percentile £37.75 £24.60 £28.19
90th Percentile £43.93 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Preston -2 8 £485 +6.59%
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) AIX
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Puppet
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) HPUX
4 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Terraform
5 2 (25.00%) Release Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Docker
5 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (12.50%) PaaS

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 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) AIX Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) HPUX
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Release Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Runbook
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (12.50%) Data Guard
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Salt
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) VMware