The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank - 39 64
Contract jobs citing Middleware 0 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire - 2.62% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 9.22% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 5
Median daily rate - £468 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.08%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 226 141 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 40.07% 28.37% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 112 106
Median daily rate £438 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.52% -7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £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 4
Median hourly rate £49.50 £11.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +350.00% -47.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £25.50 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Oxfordshire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Oxfordshire

Middleware
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Apex Code
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) People Management
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Apex Code
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos