The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 29 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 West / Somerset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 38 43
Contract jobs citing Middleware 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset - 0.38% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.11% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.13
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 Somerset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 71 90 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 35.15% 34.22% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 98
Median daily rate £365 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £451 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 22 6
Median hourly rate £52.50 £57.00 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +21.92%  
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Somerset

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) JBoss
1 4 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Puppet
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Ansible
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (100.00%) JBoss
1 4 (100.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Administrator
1 4 (100.00%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (100.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (75.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat