The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 29 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 / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 84 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 18 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.36% 1.28% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.81% 4.59% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 11
Median daily rate £360 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £538 £490
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 £19.75 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -52.97% +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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 473 501 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.81% 27.97% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 327 243
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Manchester

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 15 (51.72%) WebSphere
2 11 (37.93%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) Java
3 10 (34.48%) Unix
4 9 (31.03%) Finance
4 9 (31.03%) Banking
5 8 (27.59%) IBM
5 8 (27.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (27.59%) Web Services
5 8 (27.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (27.59%) AIX
5 8 (27.59%) Linux
6 7 (24.14%) Solaris
6 7 (24.14%) J2EE
6 7 (24.14%) XML
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.69%) Sybase
7 6 (20.69%) Perl
7 6 (20.69%) SOAP
7 6 (20.69%) TIBCO
7 6 (20.69%) XML Messaging
7 6 (20.69%) Spring
7 6 (20.69%) RESTful
8 5 (17.24%) HTTP
9 4 (13.79%) DB2
9 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
9 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.79%) Jython
9 4 (13.79%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (10.34%) Jenkins

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 15 (51.72%) WebSphere
2 8 (27.59%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (13.79%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) JBoss
5 1 (3.45%) Mule
5 1 (3.45%) Mule ESB
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) SMTP
3 2 (6.90%) SNMP
3 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.45%) Hudson
General
1 9 (31.03%) Banking
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Middleware Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Middleware Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
1 8 (27.59%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (24.14%) J2EE
2 7 (24.14%) XML
3 6 (20.69%) RESTful
3 6 (20.69%) SOAP
3 6 (20.69%) Spring
3 6 (20.69%) XML Messaging
4 2 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) iSeries
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Unix
2 8 (27.59%) AIX
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Solaris
4 3 (10.34%) Windows
5 2 (6.90%) HPUX
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) OS/2
6 1 (3.45%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Change Management
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
2 2 (6.90%) ERP
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Programme Governance
2 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (6.90%) SOA
2 2 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 1 (3.45%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) EAI
3 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.45%) Microservices
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Optimisation
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) Perl
3 4 (13.79%) Jython
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) JCL
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (6.90%) Netcool
1 2 (6.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
3 6 (20.69%) Sybase
3 6 (20.69%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.90%) CA
4 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) VMware