Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 6 months to 6 August 2020 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 138 91
Rank change year-on-year +43 -47 +10
Contract jobs citing Middleware 15 42 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.95% 2.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.21% 3.68% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 80
Median daily rate £432 £569 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.04% +7.31% -0.93%
10th Percentile £404 £384 £438
90th Percentile £500 £594 £608
England median daily rate £523 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -0.48% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +44.00%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £49.21 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.61% +40.60% -25.53%

Middleware is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 356 1,141 1,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.55% 25.68% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 798 951
Median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £288
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.64% +0.85%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.92 £41.50
% change year-on-year -22.08% +8.23% +3.75%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +6 5 £432 -24.87%
Birmingham +40 4 £450 +9.09%
Coventry +40 3 £425 -8.11% 1
Warwickshire +16 3 - -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) DevOps
3 8 (53.33%) Oracle
4 7 (46.67%) WebLogic
4 7 (46.67%) JIRA
4 7 (46.67%) Confluence
5 6 (40.00%) .NET
5 6 (40.00%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
6 5 (33.33%) Public Sector
6 5 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (26.67%) FMEA
7 4 (26.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (26.67%) Toad
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (26.67%) Service Management

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (46.67%) Confluence
1 7 (46.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (26.67%) IIS
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Azure
1 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Functions
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Logic Apps
2 1 (6.67%) npm
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Toad
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.67%) Police
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Applications Support
1 4 (26.67%) Applications Support Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) DBA
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) Express
4 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
4 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (20.00%) Wiki
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) DevOps
2 5 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
2 5 (33.33%) SDLC
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) FMEA
3 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Data Guard
2 3 (20.00%) Control-M
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) CommVault
5 1 (6.67%) WSO2