Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 84 106
Rank change year-on-year -59 +22 +35
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 133 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 2.64% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 9.21% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 50 57
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £475 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% -10.38% +17.78%
10th Percentile £420 £351 £369
90th Percentile £440 £576 £669
England median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £55.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.59% +84.78%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £58.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +38.24% -15.00%

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 776 1,444 1,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.15% 28.69% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 864 852
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £256
90th Percentile £575 £572 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £30.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% +57.31% +23.32%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -3.53% +4.94% +1.25%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor 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 27 February 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
Birmingham +1 2 - - 7
Warwickshire - 2 - - 5
Coventry +14 1 - - 4
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server

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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (12.50%) SonicMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) ERP
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
1 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault