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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 104 108 97
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Middleware 114 100 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.93% 1.71% 1.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.35% 5.80% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 64 97
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%
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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
1794 1723 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.37% 29.45% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1289 1654
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £16.00 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015, 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 63 (33.51%) Finance
2 59 (31.38%) Java
3 56 (29.79%) Linux
4 53 (28.19%) Oracle
5 52 (27.66%) Windows
6 51 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (24.47%) SOA
8 43 (22.87%) IBM
9 40 (21.28%) Project Management
10 38 (20.21%) SQL
11 36 (19.15%) SQL Server
12 34 (18.09%) Microsoft
13 30 (15.96%) UNIX
14 28 (14.89%) .NET
15 26 (13.83%) XML
15 26 (13.83%) SAN
15 26 (13.83%) VMware
15 26 (13.83%) Banking
16 24 (12.77%) MS Excel
17 23 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (11.70%) Web Services
18 22 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (11.17%) TIBCO
19 21 (11.17%) WebSphere
20 20 (10.64%) Oracle Fusion
20 20 (10.64%) WebLogic
20 20 (10.64%) JavaScript
20 20 (10.64%) Solaris
20 20 (10.64%) Apache
20 20 (10.64%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 21 (11.17%) WebSphere
2 20 (10.64%) WebLogic
2 20 (10.64%) Apache
3 19 (10.11%) Tomcat
4 16 (8.51%) IIS
4 16 (8.51%) JBoss
5 10 (5.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (4.26%) MQSeries
7 7 (3.72%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (3.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (2.66%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.13%) Lync
9 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.13%) MTS
10 3 (1.60%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (1.60%) Mule
10 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.60%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 24 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.13%) MS Project
3 3 (1.60%) Maya
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.06%) MS Office
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.72%) RMDS
2 7 (3.72%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.53%) Maximo
4 1 (0.53%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.53%) Documaker
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Boomi
2 1 (0.53%) Taleo
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.83%) SAN
2 17 (9.04%) Firewall
3 15 (7.98%) WAN
3 15 (7.98%) LAN
4 13 (6.91%) NAS
5 11 (5.85%) HTTP
6 8 (4.26%) SSL
6 8 (4.26%) Multicast
7 7 (3.72%) FCoE
7 7 (3.72%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (3.72%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.13%) VoIP
8 4 (2.13%) DNS
8 4 (2.13%) Wireless
8 4 (2.13%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.60%) Internet
9 3 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.53%) DSL
11 1 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.57%) Relational Database
3 17 (9.04%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.85%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.72%) EDRMS
6 7 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.72%) DTS
6 7 (3.72%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.72%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.72%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.19%) HBase
7 6 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.38%) TeamCity
3 10 (5.32%) Maven
4 9 (4.79%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.26%) JIRA
6 7 (3.72%) Subversion
7 5 (2.66%) Ant
7 5 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.13%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.13%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.60%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.60%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.06%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.06%) JUnit
10 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.06%) Hudson
11 1 (0.53%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (33.51%) Finance
2 26 (13.83%) Banking
3 10 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.79%) Legal
5 7 (3.72%) Retail
6 5 (2.66%) Front Office
7 4 (2.13%) Games
8 3 (1.60%) Billing
8 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.60%) Publishing
9 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Marketing
10 1 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (25.00%) Architect
2 41 (21.81%) Developer
3 20 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (10.11%) Analyst
5 18 (9.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (9.04%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.45%) Consultant
8 9 (4.79%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.79%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (3.19%) Administrator
9 6 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.19%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.66%) Middleware Developer
10 5 (2.66%) Middleware Engineer
11 4 (2.13%) Build Engineer
11 4 (2.13%) Real Time Developer
11 4 (2.13%) Oracle Applications DBA
11 4 (2.13%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (2.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.89%) .NET
2 26 (13.83%) XML
3 22 (11.70%) Web Services
4 20 (10.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 17 (9.04%) J2EE
6 16 (8.51%) SOAP
6 16 (8.51%) Spring
6 16 (8.51%) REST
7 13 (6.91%) XSLT
8 11 (5.85%) HTML
9 10 (5.32%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.79%) ASP.NET
10 9 (4.79%) Entity Framework
10 9 (4.79%) NHibernate
11 8 (4.26%) Apache Camel
11 8 (4.26%) Rendezvous
12 7 (3.72%) Java EE
12 7 (3.72%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (3.72%) JRules
12 7 (3.72%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.79%) Clustering
5 8 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.66%) Replication
6 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.13%) DataPower
7 4 (2.13%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.60%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.60%) User Experience
8 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.06%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 56 (29.79%) Linux
2 52 (27.66%) Windows
3 30 (15.96%) UNIX
4 20 (10.64%) Solaris
5 13 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (2.66%) AIX
8 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.06%) HPUX
10 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) SUSE
11 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.53%) MVS
11 1 (0.53%) CentOS
11 1 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.47%) SOA
3 40 (21.28%) Project Management
4 19 (10.11%) Scrum
5 18 (9.57%) ITIL
6 17 (9.04%) OO
6 17 (9.04%) Technical Architecture
7 16 (8.51%) Migration
8 15 (7.98%) UML
8 15 (7.98%) Configuration Management
9 13 (6.91%) TDD
9 13 (6.91%) TOGAF
9 13 (6.91%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (6.91%) DevOps
10 12 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (6.38%) Multithreading
10 12 (6.38%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.32%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.79%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 59 (31.38%) Java
2 38 (20.21%) SQL
3 20 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.45%) C#
5 11 (5.85%) C++
5 11 (5.85%) Python
6 9 (4.79%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.66%) XPath
7 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.60%) Lua
8 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.60%) Ruby
9 2 (1.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (1.06%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) VB
10 1 (0.53%) Groovy
10 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 18 (9.57%) Degree
2 8 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.66%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.06%) SAP Certification
5 2 (1.06%) CISSP
5 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) CISA
6 1 (0.53%) CISM
6 1 (0.53%) GCIA
6 1 (0.53%) GCIH
6 1 (0.53%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.79%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.53%) BS7799
4 1 (0.53%) COSO
System Software
1 23 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.38%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (5.32%) KVM
4 10 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.72%) NFS
5 7 (3.72%) Xen
5 7 (3.72%) SRDF
6 5 (2.66%) Docker
7 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.60%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.60%) vSphere
9 2 (1.06%) Squid
9 2 (1.06%) XenApp
10 1 (0.53%) Firmware
10 1 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (9.04%) Puppet
2 8 (4.26%) SCCM
3 7 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (2.66%) BladeLogic
4 5 (2.66%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (2.13%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.13%) OpenView
6 3 (1.60%) Control-M
7 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.53%) MOM
8 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 53 (28.19%) Oracle
2 43 (22.87%) IBM
3 34 (18.09%) Microsoft
4 26 (13.83%) VMware
5 21 (11.17%) TIBCO
6 15 (7.98%) Cisco
7 13 (6.91%) webMethods
7 13 (6.91%) Red Hat
8 11 (5.85%) NetApp
9 10 (5.32%) EMC
10 9 (4.79%) HP
11 8 (4.26%) DataSynapse
12 7 (3.72%) WorldPay
12 7 (3.72%) Intel
12 7 (3.72%) CA
13 6 (3.19%) Citrix
13 6 (3.19%) Sybase
14 5 (2.66%) Informatica
15 4 (2.13%) eSpeed
15 4 (2.13%) CheckPoint
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