The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 45 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.36% 2.72% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.65% 10.81% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £425 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -  
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 £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 Sheffield with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 137 111 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 37.23% 25.17% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 85 33
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £241 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Sheffield

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Sheffield

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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) MuleSoft
5 3 (25.00%) GitHub
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Splunk
5 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Confluence
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) Intel
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (25.00%) Unix
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Solaris
5 3 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) DB2
6 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (16.67%) CICS
3 2 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (8.33%) DataSynapse
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) FCoE
2 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Multicast
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) HBase
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Redis
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Avro
2 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) Dojo
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) OAuth
2 1 (8.33%) Rendezvous
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SAML
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (16.67%) SUSE
3 2 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
3 1 (8.33%) Complex Event Processing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Document Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVVM
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Python
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) KVM
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (8.33%) SRDF
2 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) MuleSoft
3 3 (25.00%) Intel
3 3 (25.00%) Splunk
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) TIBCO
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase