The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 20 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.48% 3.16% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 7.46% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £425 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +7.14%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 38 67 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 28.15% 42.41% 52.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 63
Median daily rate £338 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Staffordshire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Staffordshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Staffordshire 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £425 -
Middleware
West Midlands

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (25.00%) SEPA
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) JSF
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Middleware Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) JSF
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SEPA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle