The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.71% 0.92% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.33% 4.65% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
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 Slough with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30 43 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 21.43% 19.82% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 35
Median daily rate £394 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £175.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +438.46%  
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 Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 5 (100.00%) FTP
1 5 (100.00%) HTTP
1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) ICMP
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) IGMP
1 5 (100.00%) IPTV
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 5 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (80.00%) Multicast
2 4 (80.00%) VPLS
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) JNCIA
2 4 (80.00%) Huawei
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) STB
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Frame Relay
2 4 (80.00%) RSVP
2 4 (80.00%) VRRP
2 4 (80.00%) Nagios
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) FTP
1 5 (100.00%) HTTP
1 5 (100.00%) ICMP
1 5 (100.00%) IGMP
1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) ATM
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Frame Relay
2 4 (80.00%) IPv4
2 4 (80.00%) IPv6
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) Multicast
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) RSVP
2 4 (80.00%) VPLS
2 4 (80.00%) VRRP
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Billing
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) IPTV
1 5 (100.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 5 (100.00%) Video on Demand
2 4 (80.00%) STB
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCIP
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Huawei
1 4 (80.00%) Juniper
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft