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 26 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 / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 48 46
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 29 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.08% 3.23% 3.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.86% 12.93% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 37
Median daily rate £413 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 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 423 441 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 30.30% 24.96% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 306 233
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
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 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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Manchester

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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

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 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
Cheadle - 1 - -
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 20 (46.51%) Banking
2 18 (41.86%) WebSphere
3 17 (39.53%) Finance
4 14 (32.56%) Java
5 11 (25.58%) Oracle
5 11 (25.58%) Unix
6 9 (20.93%) XML Messaging
6 9 (20.93%) TIBCO
6 9 (20.93%) SOAP
6 9 (20.93%) Web Services
6 9 (20.93%) XML
6 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
6 9 (20.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (20.93%) J2EE
6 9 (20.93%) Spring
6 9 (20.93%) RESTful
7 8 (18.60%) Sybase
7 8 (18.60%) AIX
8 6 (13.95%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (13.95%) IBM
9 5 (11.63%) Linux
9 5 (11.63%) JBoss
9 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 4 (9.30%) Perl
10 4 (9.30%) Mainframe
10 4 (9.30%) Solaris
10 4 (9.30%) Service Management
11 3 (6.98%) Change Management
11 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
11 3 (6.98%) WebLogic

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 18 (41.86%) WebSphere
2 9 (20.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (11.63%) JBoss
4 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.33%) Mule
5 1 (2.33%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) LDAP
1 1 (2.33%) SSH
1 1 (2.33%) SSL
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.98%) Hudson
1 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (46.51%) Banking
2 17 (39.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Middleware Specialist
5 5 (11.63%) Middleware Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Middleware Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Middleware Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.33%) Banking Project Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Management Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Integration Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Java Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Middleware Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) MuleSoft Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) J2EE
1 9 (20.93%) RESTful
1 9 (20.93%) SOAP
1 9 (20.93%) Spring
1 9 (20.93%) Web Services
1 9 (20.93%) XML
1 9 (20.93%) XML Messaging
2 6 (13.95%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) iSeries
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) AS400
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Unix
2 8 (18.60%) AIX
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Solaris
5 3 (6.98%) Windows
6 2 (4.65%) HPUX
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.33%) OS/400
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.63%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Service Management
3 3 (6.98%) Change Management
3 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
3 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.65%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.65%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.33%) Database Tuning
5 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.33%) Network Design
5 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) Java
2 4 (9.30%) Perl
3 2 (4.65%) C
4 1 (2.33%) JCL
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (4.65%) Netcool
1 2 (4.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 9 (20.93%) TIBCO
3 8 (18.60%) Sybase
4 6 (13.95%) IBM
5 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.65%) CA
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.33%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.33%) VMware
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