The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 28 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 41
Contract jobs citing Middleware 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford - 2.12% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 8.93% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £436 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +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 Oxford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 115 56 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 41.22% 23.73% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 41 67
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £49.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +266.66% -6.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Oxford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Oxford

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Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) People Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft