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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 17 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 20 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 8.55% 0.92% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 54.05% 3.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £460 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

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 37 30 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 15.81% 27.52% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 8
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £399 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 21 (77.78%) Migration
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) HPUX
3 11 (40.74%) Solaris
3 11 (40.74%) IBM
3 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 10 (37.04%) DNS
4 10 (37.04%) Mainframe
4 10 (37.04%) AIX
4 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 5 (18.52%) Puppet
7 5 (18.52%) Ansible
7 5 (18.52%) DevOps
7 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
7 5 (18.52%) HP
8 4 (14.81%) PaaS
8 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (14.81%) Salt
8 4 (14.81%) Bluemix
8 4 (14.81%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (14.81%) OpenShift
8 4 (14.81%) Cloud Foundry

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 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Bluemix
1 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (14.81%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (14.81%) OpenShift
1 4 (14.81%) PaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (7.41%) Administrator
2 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) HPUX Specialist
2 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware Architect
2 2 (7.41%) Service Architect
2 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.70%) AIX Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) Product Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) CSS3
1 1 (3.70%) EJB
1 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) HTML5
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (3.70%) Java EE
1 1 (3.70%) Java SE
1 1 (3.70%) JMS
1 1 (3.70%) JSP
1 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (3.70%) Servlets
1 1 (3.70%) Spring
1 1 (3.70%) Struts
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Mainframe
2 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Linux
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) HPUX
2 11 (40.74%) Solaris
3 10 (37.04%) AIX
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.70%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (3.70%) RAD
4 1 (3.70%) Release Automation
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) OCMJD
3 1 (3.70%) OCPJP
3 1 (3.70%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Ansible
1 5 (18.52%) Puppet
2 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (14.81%) Salt
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Control-M
4 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) IBM
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Intel
5 1 (3.70%) CA
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Sun