The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 97 88 127
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +39
Contract jobs citing Middleware 115 157 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.92% 2.16% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 7.29% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 113 74
Average daily rate
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£440 £500 £544
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £646 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £411 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.34% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1765 2155 1955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.50% 29.64% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1646 1492
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £31.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.60% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the City of London region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the City of London region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware.

1 87 (40.47%) Oracle
2 85 (39.53%) Finance
3 65 (30.23%) Banking
4 62 (28.84%) Linux
5 57 (26.51%) UNIX
6 55 (25.58%) SOA
7 52 (24.19%) Windows
8 50 (23.26%) Java
9 42 (19.53%) SQL
10 37 (17.21%) WebLogic
11 35 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (13.95%) WebSphere
12 30 (13.95%) JIRA
12 30 (13.95%) Oracle Fusion
13 29 (13.49%) JMS
14 28 (13.02%) XML
15 26 (12.09%) Python
15 26 (12.09%) .NET
16 25 (11.63%) SQL Server
16 25 (11.63%) IBM
16 25 (11.63%) Red Hat
16 25 (11.63%) Investment Banking
17 24 (11.16%) Microsoft
17 24 (11.16%) C#
18 23 (10.70%) OO
18 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (10.23%) Web Services
19 22 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 22 (10.23%) Bash Shell
20 21 (9.77%) Oracle Service Bus

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (17.21%) WebLogic
2 30 (13.95%) WebSphere
3 21 (9.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 16 (7.44%) WebLogic Portal
5 15 (6.98%) Tomcat
6 14 (6.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 14 (6.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (6.05%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (5.12%) Apache
9 9 (4.19%) IIS
9 9 (4.19%) JBoss
10 7 (3.26%) MQSeries
11 5 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (2.33%) MS Exchange
11 5 (2.33%) WebSphere Process Server
11 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (2.33%) Lync
11 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Windchill
2 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (7.91%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (6.98%) Documaker
3 8 (3.72%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.33%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.40%) RMDS
6 2 (0.93%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.93%) Siebel Analytics
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.93%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.47%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.47%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.47%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.47%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.33%) Office 365
4 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.93%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.91%) HTTP
2 14 (6.51%) SSL
3 13 (6.05%) HTTPS
4 10 (4.65%) SAN
5 8 (3.72%) Internet
5 8 (3.72%) Firewall
5 8 (3.72%) NAS
6 5 (2.33%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.86%) LAN
7 4 (1.86%) WAN
8 3 (1.40%) FTP
8 3 (1.40%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.40%) FCoE
8 3 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.40%) Multicast
8 3 (1.40%) LDAP
9 2 (0.93%) Network Security
9 2 (0.93%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.47%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.77%) Oracle ODI
2 21 (9.77%) Oracle Database
3 19 (8.84%) Oracle BI EE
4 17 (7.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (5.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 10 (4.65%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.19%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (3.26%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.86%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.86%) HBase
10 4 (1.86%) MySQL
10 4 (1.86%) Siebel EIM
11 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.40%) Big Data
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (13.95%) JIRA
2 7 (3.26%) Subversion
3 4 (1.86%) Maven
3 4 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.40%) jMock
4 3 (1.40%) JUnit
5 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.93%) Selenium
5 2 (0.93%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.93%) MSTest
6 1 (0.47%) NDepend
6 1 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.47%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
General
1 85 (39.53%) Finance
2 65 (30.23%) Banking
3 25 (11.63%) Investment Banking
4 21 (9.77%) Front Office
5 19 (8.84%) Billing
6 12 (5.58%) Retail
7 8 (3.72%) Advertising
8 7 (3.26%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.26%) Back Office
9 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.40%) Legal
10 3 (1.40%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.40%) French Language
11 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (20.47%) Developer
2 36 (16.74%) Architect
3 25 (11.63%) Analyst
4 16 (7.44%) Consultant
5 13 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.12%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.65%) Oracle Consultant
8 9 (4.19%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.19%) Middleware Consultant
9 8 (3.72%) Support Specialist
9 8 (3.72%) C++ Developer
9 8 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.26%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) Middleware Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) Designer
11 6 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.79%) Middleware Specialist
11 6 (2.79%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.79%) Administrator
11 6 (2.79%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.95%) Oracle Fusion
2 29 (13.49%) JMS
3 28 (13.02%) XML
4 26 (12.09%) .NET
5 22 (10.23%) Web Services
6 18 (8.37%) WebCenter
7 17 (7.91%) REST
7 17 (7.91%) WebSphere MQ
8 15 (6.98%) SOAP
9 14 (6.51%) JDBC
10 10 (4.65%) ASP.NET
10 10 (4.65%) WCF
11 9 (4.19%) J2EE
12 8 (3.72%) .NET Framework
12 8 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (3.26%) Java EE
13 7 (3.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (3.26%) XSLT
13 7 (3.26%) Rendezvous
13 7 (3.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (5.58%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.72%) Clustering
4 8 (3.72%) Derivative
4 8 (3.72%) Open Source
5 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.79%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.33%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.33%) Grid Computing
6 5 (2.33%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.86%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.40%) Kindle
8 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.40%) Physics
9 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.84%) Linux
2 57 (26.51%) UNIX
3 52 (24.19%) Windows
4 22 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.19%) Solaris
6 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.33%) Android
7 5 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.86%) SELinux
9 3 (1.40%) VME
9 3 (1.40%) MVS
10 2 (0.93%) AIX
11 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.47%) zOS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.58%) SOA
2 35 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (10.70%) OO
4 20 (9.30%) Multithreading
5 19 (8.84%) Project Management
6 18 (8.37%) ITIL
6 18 (8.37%) UML
7 17 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (7.44%) Revenue Management
9 15 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.05%) Content Management
11 12 (5.58%) TOGAF
12 11 (5.12%) Low Latency
13 10 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (4.65%) Release Management
13 10 (4.65%) EAI
13 10 (4.65%) Scrum
13 10 (4.65%) MVC
14 9 (4.19%) Workflow
14 9 (4.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.26%) Java
2 42 (19.53%) SQL
3 26 (12.09%) Python
4 24 (11.16%) C#
5 22 (10.23%) Bash Shell
6 18 (8.37%) C++
6 18 (8.37%) Jython
7 15 (6.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 9 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.26%) Ruby
10 6 (2.79%) VB
11 5 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.86%) C
12 4 (1.86%) VBScript
12 4 (1.86%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.86%) Scala
13 3 (1.40%) Perl
14 2 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.65%) Degree
2 4 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.40%) ISEB
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.93%) CISSP
4 2 (0.93%) GWAPT
4 2 (0.93%) CISM
4 2 (0.93%) CEH
5 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) MCSD
5 1 (0.47%) MCSE
5 1 (0.47%) PMP
5 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.26%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.79%) vCloud
4 4 (1.86%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (1.40%) SRDF
5 3 (1.40%) NFS
5 3 (1.40%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.40%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.93%) Nmap
6 2 (0.93%) Xen
6 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.93%) KVM
7 1 (0.47%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 18 (8.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 15 (6.98%) Oracle Identity Management
3 10 (4.65%) Puppet
4 6 (2.79%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.40%) Control-M
6 3 (1.40%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.93%) Nessus
7 2 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.47%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.47%) YUM
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.47%) WMI
8 1 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (40.47%) Oracle
2 25 (11.63%) IBM
2 25 (11.63%) Red Hat
3 24 (11.16%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.91%) Remedy
5 16 (7.44%) VMware
6 15 (6.98%) Siebel
7 14 (6.51%) Sybase
8 12 (5.58%) TIBCO
9 9 (4.19%) DataSynapse
10 6 (2.79%) Symantec
10 6 (2.79%) 29West
10 6 (2.79%) SAP
11 5 (2.33%) IronPort
12 4 (1.86%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.86%) EMC
12 4 (1.86%) Intel
12 4 (1.86%) Cognizant
13 3 (1.40%) Business Objects
13 3 (1.40%) Cisco
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