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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
North West / Merseyside
Rank 28 35 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 10 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.09% 1.18% 3.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.75% 4.26% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Median daily rate £438 £488 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +17.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £478 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £498 £436
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 £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +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 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 93 94 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 28.70% 27.73% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 79 24
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Merseyside over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 March 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 +5 5 £475 -2.56% 1
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 27 (93.10%) SOA
2 24 (82.76%) Oracle
2 24 (82.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 24 (82.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (55.17%) Performance Management
3 16 (55.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 14 (48.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
5 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (27.59%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (17.24%) SDLC
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
9 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
9 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (13.79%) BPEL
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (10.34%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
11 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (10.34%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (10.34%) High Availability
11 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (10.34%) Degree
11 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
11 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g

Middleware
Top Related 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 24 (82.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (6.90%) JBoss
4 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) DBA
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared DBA
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Middleware Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Java Middleware Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Middleware Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Middleware Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (82.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) JMS
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (93.10%) SOA
2 16 (55.17%) Performance Management
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) SDLC
3 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
4 4 (13.79%) BPEL
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (10.34%) High Availability
5 3 (10.34%) UML
6 1 (3.45%) B2B
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) Logistics
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (55.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 14 (48.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Dell
2 3 (10.34%) EMC
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Chordiant