The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 8.99% 2.08% 3.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.78% 8.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £465 £375 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.06% -25.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Preston with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 23 24 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 25.84% 25.00% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 15
Median daily rate £325 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £501 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -  
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 Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Preston

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Preston over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Preston

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 Preston region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 8 (88.89%) Migration
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) AIX
5 3 (33.33%) HPUX
5 3 (33.33%) Solaris
5 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
7 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 1 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Service Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) AIX
3 3 (33.33%) HPUX
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat