Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 76 54
Rank change year-on-year -48 -22 +53
Contract jobs citing Middleware 85 184 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 2.65% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.70% 9.51% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 111 159
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £371 £340 £374
90th Percentile £575 £575 £653
England median daily rate £513 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +7.89% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +57.89% -25.49% +23.39%

Middleware is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1807 1935 2021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.59% 27.90% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1353 1262
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +18.43%
10th Percentile £297 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £540
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 66
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.68 £15.40 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.17 £44.85 £45.67
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 November 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
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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 46 £488 +17.82% 5
Cheshire -13 23 £438 -2.78% 1
Lancashire -5 8 £485 +16.87%
Merseyside -12 4 - - 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 24 (28.24%) Java
2 22 (25.88%) Finance
3 21 (24.71%) Oracle
4 20 (23.53%) Linux
5 19 (22.35%) IBM
6 17 (20.00%) Unix
6 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (18.82%) Windows
8 15 (17.65%) Banking
9 14 (16.47%) DevOps
9 14 (16.47%) Mainframe
10 13 (15.29%) WebSphere
11 12 (14.12%) AIX
11 12 (14.12%) Perl
11 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (12.94%) ITIL
12 11 (12.94%) JBoss
12 11 (12.94%) Shell Script
12 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
13 10 (11.76%) Bitbucket
13 10 (11.76%) JIRA
13 10 (11.76%) Docker
14 9 (10.59%) Change Management
14 9 (10.59%) Web Services
14 9 (10.59%) .NET
15 8 (9.41%) Project Management
15 8 (9.41%) Problem Management
15 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
16 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (8.24%) Internet

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 13 (15.29%) WebSphere
2 11 (12.94%) JBoss
3 7 (8.24%) WebLogic
3 7 (8.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (7.06%) Apache
5 5 (5.88%) Tuxedo
6 4 (4.71%) Confluence
6 4 (4.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (3.53%) CMS
7 3 (3.53%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.35%) IIS
9 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.18%) EPiServer
9 1 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.35%) Maximo
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.88%) OpenShift
2 3 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) Internet
2 6 (7.06%) HTTP
3 5 (5.88%) DNS
4 4 (4.71%) LDAP
5 3 (3.53%) SSH
5 3 (3.53%) SSL
6 2 (2.35%) Firewall
6 2 (2.35%) FTP
6 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.18%) SMTP
7 1 (1.18%) SNMP
7 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.76%) Bitbucket
2 10 (11.76%) JIRA
3 7 (8.24%) SonarQube
4 5 (5.88%) PeopleTools
5 4 (4.71%) Ant
5 4 (4.71%) Gradle
5 4 (4.71%) Maven
5 4 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.35%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.35%) Subversion
6 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Law
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Military
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Developer
2 11 (12.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Middleware Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Middleware Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Middleware Specialist
6 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.71%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.53%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (3.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.35%) Agile Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Java Middleware Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) .NET
1 9 (10.59%) Web Services
2 6 (7.06%) XML
3 5 (5.88%) J2EE
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (5.88%) Spring
4 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.71%) RESTful
4 4 (4.71%) SOAP
4 4 (4.71%) XML Messaging
5 3 (3.53%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.53%) LINQ
6 2 (2.35%) ADO.NET
6 2 (2.35%) ISPF
6 2 (2.35%) JSON
6 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.35%) WCF
6 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.35%) XML Schema
6 2 (2.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Mainframe
2 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.06%) DataPower
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.35%) Life Science
5 1 (1.18%) Acoustics
5 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.18%) HTC Vive
5 1 (1.18%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Linux
2 17 (20.00%) Unix
3 16 (18.82%) Windows
4 12 (14.12%) AIX
5 5 (5.88%) Solaris
6 3 (3.53%) HPUX
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.47%) DevOps
3 11 (12.94%) ITIL
4 9 (10.59%) Change Management
5 8 (9.41%) Problem Management
5 8 (9.41%) Project Management
5 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
6 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.24%) ERP
7 6 (7.06%) Coaching
7 6 (7.06%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.06%) SDLC
8 5 (5.88%) Change Control
8 5 (5.88%) CRM
8 5 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.88%) Requirements Management
8 5 (5.88%) SOA
9 4 (4.71%) Scrum
9 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) Java
2 12 (14.12%) Perl
3 11 (12.94%) Shell Script
4 7 (8.24%) Jython
5 6 (7.06%) Lua
6 4 (4.71%) Python
7 3 (3.53%) C#
8 2 (2.35%) JCL
8 2 (2.35%) SQL
8 2 (2.35%) XPath
9 1 (1.18%) C
9 1 (1.18%) C++
9 1 (1.18%) Groovy
9 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Docker
2 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.35%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Forum Sentry
2 5 (5.88%) Ansible
2 5 (5.88%) Puppet
3 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.53%) PowerBroker
4 3 (3.53%) Terraform
4 3 (3.53%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.35%) Salt
6 1 (1.18%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Oracle
2 19 (22.35%) IBM
3 6 (7.06%) BEA
3 6 (7.06%) IBM Sterling
4 5 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.71%) NetIQ
6 3 (3.53%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.35%) Capita
7 2 (2.35%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) IFS
8 1 (1.18%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco
8 1 (1.18%) Google
8 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.18%) VMware
8 1 (1.18%) WSO2