The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
England / South West
Rank 102 110 117
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 31 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.21% 0.87% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.25% 3.59% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 16
Median daily rate £493 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £188 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £513 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £38.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.16%  
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 the South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 729 697 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.49% 24.30% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 460 489
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in the South West

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +5 7 £405 -3.28%
Bristol +4 7 £506 +94.52% 2
Devon +3 7 £543 +189.33%
Wiltshire 0 4 £508 +23.03% 4
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (36.84%) Oracle
2 21 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 20 (35.09%) Linux
4 19 (33.33%) Web Services
4 19 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
5 16 (28.07%) RESTful
5 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
5 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.81%) WebLogic
7 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
7 12 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (19.30%) Finance
8 11 (19.30%) ITIL
9 10 (17.54%) JBoss
9 10 (17.54%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (17.54%) DevOps
10 9 (15.79%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (15.79%) SQL
11 8 (14.04%) Unix
11 8 (14.04%) SOAP
11 8 (14.04%) SOA
11 8 (14.04%) WebCenter
11 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (12.28%) OAuth2
12 7 (12.28%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
12 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 13 (22.81%) WebLogic
2 10 (17.54%) JBoss
3 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.26%) Alfresco
4 3 (5.26%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) GeoServer
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.75%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.75%) Confluence
5 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.75%) Mule
5 1 (1.75%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.75%) AMQP
2 1 (1.75%) ATM
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.75%) Frame Relay
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
2 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (17.54%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (8.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (7.02%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (3.51%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.75%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (1.75%) Big Data
10 1 (1.75%) Essbase
10 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (10.53%) JIRA
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.51%) Toad
7 1 (1.75%) Ant
7 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.75%) JUnit
7 1 (1.75%) Maven
7 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Local Government
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Administrator
3 10 (17.54%) Oracle Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (15.79%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) DBA
5 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) BPM Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Integration Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Unix Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 19 (33.33%) Web Services
2 16 (28.07%) RESTful
3 8 (14.04%) SOAP
3 8 (14.04%) WebCenter
4 7 (12.28%) OAuth2
5 6 (10.53%) Ajax
5 6 (10.53%) HTML
5 6 (10.53%) jQuery
6 5 (8.77%) CSS
6 5 (8.77%) J2EE
7 4 (7.02%) XML
8 3 (5.26%) .NET
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (5.26%) REST
9 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.51%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (3.51%) WCF
10 1 (1.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (14.04%) Unix
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (3.51%) CentOS
6 1 (1.75%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 10 (17.54%) DevOps
5 8 (14.04%) SOA
6 6 (10.53%) Content Management
6 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.77%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (8.77%) Service Management
8 4 (7.02%) Data Integration
8 4 (7.02%) Project Management
8 4 (7.02%) Service Design
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) User Stories
9 3 (5.26%) BPR
9 3 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
9 3 (5.26%) Scrum
9 3 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) Workflow
10 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
3 6 (10.53%) Python
4 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.26%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.51%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) vRealize
2 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) Opsview
3 1 (1.75%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Oracle
2 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.77%) webMethods
4 3 (5.26%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 3 (5.26%) IBM
4 3 (5.26%) Talend
4 3 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
6 1 (1.75%) Splunk
6 1 (1.75%) Telerik
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Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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