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 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 / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 81 105
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 51 81 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.96% 2.08% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.31% 7.93% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 52 23
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.83 - -
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 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 808 1022 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.06% 26.27% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 681 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 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
Manchester +10 18 £360 -20.00% 6
Merseyside +8 10 £438 -10.25% 1
Cheshire +13 9 £394 -7.35% 2
Lancashire +10 9 £500 +66.66%
Middleware
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 57 (47.90%) Oracle
2 46 (38.66%) SOA
3 41 (34.45%) Windows
3 41 (34.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 36 (30.25%) Linux
5 33 (27.73%) Unix
5 33 (27.73%) Oracle Fusion
6 31 (26.05%) Java
7 28 (23.53%) AIX
8 24 (20.17%) Web Services
8 24 (20.17%) WebSphere
9 23 (19.33%) J2EE
10 22 (18.49%) XML
11 21 (17.65%) Perl
11 21 (17.65%) SQL
11 21 (17.65%) Security Cleared
12 20 (16.81%) IBM
13 19 (15.97%) Finance
13 19 (15.97%) SC Cleared
13 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (15.13%) SQL Server
14 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 17 (14.29%) DB2
15 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
15 17 (14.29%) Mainframe
16 16 (13.45%) Migration
16 16 (13.45%) Banking
16 16 (13.45%) JSON
16 16 (13.45%) Performance Management

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 41 (34.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (20.17%) WebSphere
3 12 (10.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (9.24%) JBoss
4 11 (9.24%) WebLogic
5 10 (8.40%) Apache
5 10 (8.40%) Tomcat
6 9 (7.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (5.04%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (5.04%) IIS
8 5 (4.20%) nginx
9 4 (3.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (2.52%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.84%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.84%) Mule
12 1 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Integration
12 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.36%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) PaaS
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) Kerberos
2 9 (7.56%) DNS
3 8 (6.72%) HTTP
3 8 (6.72%) SSL
4 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.52%) LDAP
6 2 (1.68%) SMTP
6 2 (1.68%) SNMP
7 1 (0.84%) Firewall
7 1 (0.84%) FTP
7 1 (0.84%) LAN
7 1 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.84%) VLAN
7 1 (0.84%) WAN
7 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.29%) DB2
3 13 (10.92%) Relational Database
4 12 (10.08%) Big Data
4 12 (10.08%) MongoDB
4 12 (10.08%) NoSQL
5 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (5.04%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.84%) MySQL
8 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) JIRA
2 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.52%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (2.52%) Subversion
3 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.84%) Hudson
4 1 (0.84%) JUnit
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.84%) Selenium
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 16 (13.45%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Billing
4 1 (0.84%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.89%) Developer
2 29 (24.37%) Architect
3 19 (15.97%) DBA
4 14 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.92%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.40%) Middleware Developer
6 10 (8.40%) Oracle DBA
7 9 (7.56%) Administrator
8 7 (5.88%) Middleware Specialist
8 7 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Middleware Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared DBA
10 5 (4.20%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (3.36%) Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Consultant
11 4 (3.36%) CRM Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Middleware Architect
11 4 (3.36%) Senior Middleware Engineer
12 3 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.73%) Oracle Fusion
2 24 (20.17%) Web Services
3 23 (19.33%) J2EE
4 22 (18.49%) XML
5 16 (13.45%) JSON
6 12 (10.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (8.40%) SOAP
8 8 (6.72%) Spring
9 7 (5.88%) RESTful
10 6 (5.04%) HTML
10 6 (5.04%) XML Messaging
11 5 (4.20%) .NET
11 5 (4.20%) Ajax
11 5 (4.20%) jQuery
12 4 (3.36%) HTML5
12 4 (3.36%) JAAS
12 4 (3.36%) Java SE
13 3 (2.52%) IBM Integration Bus
13 3 (2.52%) JMS
13 3 (2.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 9 (7.56%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.36%) Clustering
5 4 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.68%) Blog
6 2 (1.68%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.68%) iSeries
6 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Tandem
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) DataPower
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) iPhone
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Social Media
7 1 (0.84%) STB
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.45%) Windows
2 36 (30.25%) Linux
3 33 (27.73%) Unix
4 28 (23.53%) AIX
5 15 (12.61%) Solaris
6 11 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.40%) HPUX
8 2 (1.68%) Android
9 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.84%) OS/2
9 1 (0.84%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.66%) SOA
2 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.45%) Migration
3 16 (13.45%) Performance Management
4 14 (11.76%) ITIL
5 12 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.24%) Microservices
7 10 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (5.88%) Change Management
8 7 (5.88%) CRM
8 7 (5.88%) DevOps
8 7 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.04%) Asset Management
9 6 (5.04%) Software Asset Management
10 5 (4.20%) BPEL
10 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.20%) Kanban
10 5 (4.20%) SDLC
10 5 (4.20%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.05%) Java
2 21 (17.65%) Perl
2 21 (17.65%) SQL
3 17 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.56%) Python
5 6 (5.04%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.36%) Go
7 4 (3.36%) Jython
7 4 (3.36%) Ruby
8 2 (1.68%) C
9 1 (0.84%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) JCL
9 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 21 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 14 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (5.04%) IBM BigFix
3 6 (5.04%) Netcool
3 6 (5.04%) SCOM
4 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.68%) Terraform
6 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (47.90%) Oracle
2 20 (16.81%) IBM
3 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.88%) Sybase
5 6 (5.04%) CA
5 6 (5.04%) ServiceNow
5 6 (5.04%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.36%) VMware
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco
7 3 (2.52%) Dell
7 3 (2.52%) EMC
8 2 (1.68%) Citrix
9 1 (0.84%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.84%) Google
9 1 (0.84%) HP
9 1 (0.84%) Kony
9 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.84%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.84%) Yahoo!
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago