The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 27 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 27 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 2.86% 0.53% 4.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.20% 3.45% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £538 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.38% -27.77%  
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 Suffolk with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 49 29 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 28.00% 15.43% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 44
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £438 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.10 - -
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 Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Suffolk

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 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
Ipswich -1 5 £538 +65.38%
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) IIS
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Clustering
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
1 5 (83.33%) NAS
1 5 (83.33%) High Availability
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
1 5 (83.33%) Secure Coding
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
1 5 (83.33%) Network Optimisation
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) French Language
3 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SIEM
3 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (16.67%) Drools
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) NAS
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 4 (66.67%) French Language
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Drools
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Clustering
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) High Availability
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
1 5 (83.33%) Network Optimisation
1 5 (83.33%) Secure Coding
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SIEM
2 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) RAD
3 1 (16.67%) SSADM
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle