Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 40 34
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +14
Contract jobs citing Middleware 23 9 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.36% 2.00% 4.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.83% 8.04% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 23
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £513 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +23.49% -24.55%
10th Percentile £440 £426 £267
90th Percentile £658 £575 £460
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -26.32% - -

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 234 112 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.21% 24.94% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 80 115
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +4.03% -12.35%
10th Percentile £299 £305 £263
90th Percentile £575 £543 £465
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.96% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.06 £37.75 £24.60
90th Percentile £69.71 £43.93 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 - 15 £500 -
Preston +2 4 £513 +5.67%
Chorley - 2 £443 -
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 19 (82.61%) Oracle
2 16 (69.57%) Perl
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 16 (69.57%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Python
2 16 (69.57%) Tuxedo
2 16 (69.57%) Shell Script
2 16 (69.57%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (69.57%) Ruby
2 16 (69.57%) Git (software)
2 16 (69.57%) Puppet
2 16 (69.57%) DevOps
3 15 (65.22%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (65.22%) Continuous Deployment
4 13 (56.52%) Windows
5 12 (52.17%) Artifactory
5 12 (52.17%) VMware
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
6 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
6 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Web Services
8 3 (13.04%) Dell
8 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) JBoss
8 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
8 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (13.04%) 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 16 (69.57%) Tuxedo
2 3 (13.04%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Boomi
1 3 (13.04%) iPaaS
1 3 (13.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Git (software)
2 12 (52.17%) Artifactory
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Middleware Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Server Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Server Support
5 2 (8.70%) Server Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) DevOps
2 15 (65.22%) Continuous Deployment
2 15 (65.22%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) Software Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) IT Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Microservices
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
6 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.35%) SFIA
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Perl
1 16 (69.57%) Python
1 16 (69.57%) Ruby
1 16 (69.57%) Shell Script
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 16 (69.57%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Dell
3 3 (13.04%) MuleSoft
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) IBM