The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 24 June 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 53 60
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 4 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.65% 1.25% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.60% 4.93% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Median daily rate £450 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.19% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

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 Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 154 142 293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.00% 25.27% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 107 210
Median daily rate £370 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.51% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £290 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £41.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.24% -24.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South Wales -7 4 £450 -12.19%
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) MySQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (36.36%) SQLite
5 4 (36.36%) ZeroMQ
5 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 4 (36.36%) Tornado
5 4 (36.36%) Flask
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (27.27%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (18.18%) Confluence
7 2 (18.18%) Puppet
7 2 (18.18%) Informatics
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) Life Science
7 2 (18.18%) Data Integration
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Cross-Platform Development
7 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
7 2 (18.18%) DevOps
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (36.36%) Tornado
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQLite
3 2 (18.18%) Big Data
4 1 (9.09%) GIS
4 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (9.09%) HBase
4 1 (9.09%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Python Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Architect
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Flask
1 4 (36.36%) ZeroMQ
2 3 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (18.18%) OAuth
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) Kafka
4 1 (9.09%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Life Science
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Cross-Platform Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Integration
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Informatics
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
5 1 (9.09%) Data Munging
5 1 (9.09%) Data Transformation
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) ESRI
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) SAP