The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 75 61
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 52 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.41% 3.25% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.41% 17.22% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 29 10
Median daily rate £380 £278 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.93% +5.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
Median hourly rate £46.42 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.76% -  
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 the North East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 148 302 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 26.01% 18.85% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 185 125
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Median hourly rate £46.42 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.76% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.28 £14.90 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £36.00 £16.53
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 North East

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the North East

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the North East

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear +27 5 £380 +36.93% 2
Durham - 1 - -
Middleware
England

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 North East region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 5 (31.25%) Software Packaging
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
5 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (25.00%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (18.75%) C
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) JBoss
6 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
6 3 (18.75%) AMQP
6 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) Ansible
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Puppet
6 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
6 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile Development
6 3 (18.75%) MuleSoft
6 3 (18.75%) WorldPay
7 2 (12.50%) Jenkins

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (18.75%) JBoss
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Teamcenter
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
2 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Linux Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Software Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Android
3 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (31.25%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Development
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
4 2 (12.50%) OOD
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) SysML
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) C
4 3 (18.75%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
1 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) MuleSoft
2 3 (18.75%) WorldPay
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) SAP