The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 39 54
Rank change year-on-year -36 +15  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 68 161 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 4.29% 2.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.61% 16.95% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 118 73
Median daily rate £425 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £339 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £583 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.33 - -
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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 894 950 816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.33% 25.33% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 665 536
Median daily rate £388 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.44% +3.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
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 West

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

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the North West

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the North West

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the North West

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Middleware in the North West

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West 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
Manchester -13 29 £413 -2.94% 8
Lancashire -1 24 £466 +12.34%
Cheshire -11 11 £363 -27.50% 5
Merseyside -9 3 £363 -9.37%
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 West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 39 (34.21%) Windows
2 36 (31.58%) Linux
3 33 (28.95%) IBM
4 30 (26.32%) Migration
5 29 (25.44%) Mainframe
6 27 (23.68%) WebSphere
7 26 (22.81%) Finance
7 26 (22.81%) AIX
8 25 (21.93%) Unix
8 25 (21.93%) Java
8 25 (21.93%) Oracle
8 25 (21.93%) Banking
9 22 (19.30%) Solaris
10 19 (16.67%) HPUX
10 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 18 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 15 (13.16%) DNS
13 14 (12.28%) SOA
14 13 (11.40%) Web Services
14 13 (11.40%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (11.40%) VMware
14 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (10.53%) Spring
15 12 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
15 12 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (10.53%) XML
15 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (9.65%) SOAP
16 11 (9.65%) J2EE

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 27 (23.68%) WebSphere
2 13 (11.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (7.02%) JBoss
4 8 (7.02%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.51%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.51%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.63%) Apache
7 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.88%) Mule
9 1 (0.88%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) PaaS
2 4 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.51%) Bluemix
2 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.51%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (3.51%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.16%) DNS
2 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.63%) HTTP
3 3 (2.63%) SSL
4 2 (1.75%) Internet
4 2 (1.75%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.75%) LAN
4 2 (1.75%) LDAP
4 2 (1.75%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) SMS
5 1 (0.88%) SSH
5 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.39%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.75%) DB2
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.63%) Hudson
2 3 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) JUnit
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 26 (22.81%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Billing
3 1 (0.88%) Military
3 1 (0.88%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (23.68%) Developer
2 17 (14.91%) Architect
2 17 (14.91%) Consultant
2 17 (14.91%) Java Developer
3 8 (7.02%) Middleware Specialist
4 6 (5.26%) Administrator
4 6 (5.26%) Analyst
4 6 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
5 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (4.39%) Middleware Analyst
5 5 (4.39%) Middleware Developer
5 5 (4.39%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.63%) DBA
7 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Management Engineer
7 3 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (1.75%) Applications Architect
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) Web Services
2 12 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (10.53%) Spring
2 12 (10.53%) XML
3 11 (9.65%) J2EE
3 11 (9.65%) SOAP
4 9 (7.89%) RESTful
4 9 (7.89%) XML Messaging
5 8 (7.02%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.51%) HTML
6 4 (3.51%) JMS
7 3 (2.63%) Ajax
7 3 (2.63%) HTML5
7 3 (2.63%) Java SE
7 3 (2.63%) jQuery
8 2 (1.75%) .NET
8 2 (1.75%) EJB
8 2 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.75%) Java EE
8 2 (1.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.44%) Mainframe
2 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.26%) Clustering
5 3 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Blog
6 2 (1.75%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.75%) iPhone
6 2 (1.75%) iSeries
6 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.75%) Tandem
7 1 (0.88%) AS400
7 1 (0.88%) DataPower
7 1 (0.88%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) STB
7 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (34.21%) Windows
2 36 (31.58%) Linux
3 26 (22.81%) AIX
4 25 (21.93%) Unix
5 22 (19.30%) Solaris
6 19 (16.67%) HPUX
7 12 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.63%) Android
9 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.88%) OS/400
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.32%) Migration
2 14 (12.28%) SOA
3 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (7.89%) ITIL
6 8 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.14%) DevOps
7 7 (6.14%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 6 (5.26%) BPEL
8 6 (5.26%) SDLC
8 6 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
9 5 (4.39%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.51%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.51%) CRM
10 4 (3.51%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.51%) Service Management
11 3 (2.63%) Change Management
11 3 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.93%) Java
2 11 (9.65%) Perl
3 8 (7.02%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.26%) SQL
5 5 (4.39%) C
6 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.75%) Go
7 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.75%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) JCL
8 1 (0.88%) Jython
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.88%) OCMJD
3 1 (0.88%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.88%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) IBM BigFix
1 6 (5.26%) Netcool
1 6 (5.26%) SCOM
2 5 (4.39%) Ansible
2 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.39%) Puppet
3 4 (3.51%) Salt
4 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.63%) Terraform
4 3 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.88%) Control-M
5 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (28.95%) IBM
2 25 (21.93%) Oracle
3 13 (11.40%) VMware
4 9 (7.89%) Sybase
4 9 (7.89%) TIBCO
5 8 (7.02%) CA
6 6 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.39%) HP
7 5 (4.39%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.51%) IBM Sterling
9 3 (2.63%) Intel
10 2 (1.75%) Citrix
10 2 (1.75%) Samsung
11 1 (0.88%) Chordiant
11 1 (0.88%) Kony
11 1 (0.88%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.88%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.88%) SAP
11 1 (0.88%) Sun
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