The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 25 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 36 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 -19  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 3 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.91% 2.45% 5.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.29% 10.39% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Median daily rate £363 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 131 77 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 39.70% 23.55% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 48 35
Median daily rate £388 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Merseyside

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 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
Liverpool -8 3 £394 -1.56%
St Helens - 1 £363 -
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
1 11 (84.62%) SOA
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle Fusion
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) BPEL
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) JMS
8 1 (7.69%) Document Composition
8 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (84.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (7.69%) Apache
4 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (7.69%) JBoss
4 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Middleware Developer
4 3 (23.08%) DBA
5 2 (15.38%) Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Java Middleware Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (15.38%) JMS
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) SOA
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) BPEL
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) High Availability
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) B2B
6 1 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Document Composition
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) Logistics
6 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Chordiant
2 1 (7.69%) IBM