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 27 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.

Middleware
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 35 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.76% 3.71% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.33% 16.00% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 1
Median daily rate £500 £300 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -40.29%  
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 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 49 100 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.00% 23.20% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 60
Median daily rate £325 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +4 7 £465 +24.06%
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) AIX
4 8 (53.33%) Migration
5 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) SOA
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) J2EE
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) DB2
5 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) XML
5 6 (40.00%) Unix
5 6 (40.00%) JSON
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (40.00%) Big Data
5 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Microservices
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (26.67%) HPUX
7 4 (26.67%) Solaris
7 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
8 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
1 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Service Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) J2EE
1 6 (40.00%) JSON
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
1 6 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) AIX
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) HPUX
5 4 (26.67%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) SOA
3 5 (33.33%) Microservices
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat