The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 30 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 30 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.83% 0.46% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.76% 5.00% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £600 - £400
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 the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 21 20 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 17.36% 9.17% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Median daily rate £400 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £470
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 £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) E-business
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ODI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SOA Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) E-business
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle