Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 98 63
Rank change year-on-year +4 -35 +19
Contract jobs citing Middleware 48 58 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.63% 1.64% 2.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.43% 5.30% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 53
Manchester median daily rate £500 £415 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -17.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £379 £345 £380
90th Percentile £573 £534 £700
North West median daily rate £475 £423 £500
% change year-on-year +12.43% -15.50% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1083 1095 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.85% 30.87% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 784 559
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £272
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 28
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +23.08%
10th Percentile £16.55 £14.80 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.40 £44.25 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Middleware
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 6 months to 23 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
Stockport +4 3 £470 +36.73% 1
Cheadle - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £500 -
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 14 (29.17%) Java
2 12 (25.00%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) Finance
3 11 (22.92%) WebSphere
4 10 (20.83%) Banking
4 10 (20.83%) Web Services
5 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Unix
5 7 (14.58%) Perl
5 7 (14.58%) WebLogic
5 7 (14.58%) IBM
6 6 (12.50%) JBoss
6 6 (12.50%) BEA
6 6 (12.50%) Project Management
6 6 (12.50%) Linux
6 6 (12.50%) XML
6 6 (12.50%) Lua
6 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 6 (12.50%) DataPower
6 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (12.50%) Forum Sentry
6 6 (12.50%) DevOps
7 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
7 5 (10.42%) Change Control
7 5 (10.42%) Bitbucket
7 5 (10.42%) JIRA
7 5 (10.42%) Spring
7 5 (10.42%) Requirements Management
7 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.42%) WebSphere Application Server

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 11 (22.92%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.58%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.50%) JBoss
4 5 (10.42%) Tuxedo
4 5 (10.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (6.25%) Apache
6 2 (4.17%) Confluence
6 2 (4.17%) IIS
7 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
7 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LDAP
2 3 (6.25%) HTTP
3 2 (4.17%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) Firewall
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.08%) SMTP
4 1 (2.08%) SNMP
4 1 (2.08%) SSH
4 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Bitbucket
1 5 (10.42%) JIRA
1 5 (10.42%) PeopleTools
2 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.33%) SonarQube
2 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.17%) ReSharper
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Ant
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) Gradle
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Law
3 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Middleware Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Middleware Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Middleware Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Middleware Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Sitecore Architect
8 1 (2.08%) AWS DevOps
8 1 (2.08%) Cloud Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) Web Services
2 6 (12.50%) XML
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
3 5 (10.42%) J2EE
3 5 (10.42%) Spring
4 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.33%) RESTful
4 4 (8.33%) SOAP
4 4 (8.33%) XML Messaging
5 3 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (6.25%) LINQ
6 2 (4.17%) ADO.NET
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.17%) JSON
6 2 (4.17%) REST
6 2 (4.17%) WCF
6 2 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.17%) XML Schema
6 2 (4.17%) XSLT
7 1 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (12.50%) DataPower
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) Acoustics
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Unix
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) AIX
4 2 (4.17%) Solaris
4 2 (4.17%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.50%) DevOps
2 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 6 (12.50%) Project Management
3 5 (10.42%) Change Control
3 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
3 5 (10.42%) Requirements Management
3 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.33%) Coaching
4 4 (8.33%) Database Tuning
4 4 (8.33%) MVC
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.17%) Change Management
6 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) Scrum
6 2 (4.17%) Service Management
6 2 (4.17%) UML
6 2 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) Perl
3 6 (12.50%) Lua
4 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) Jython
6 2 (4.17%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) XPath
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) Ansible
3 2 (4.17%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) PowerBroker
4 1 (2.08%) Salt
4 1 (2.08%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) IBM
3 6 (12.50%) BEA
4 5 (10.42%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (10.42%) TIBCO
5 4 (8.33%) NetIQ
6 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.25%) Sitecore
7 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.17%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco
8 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.08%) SendGrid
8 1 (2.08%) WSO2