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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 118 91 114
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs citing Middleware 80 119 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.58% 2.01% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.11% 6.90% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 83 65
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £390 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
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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
1565 1724 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.83% 29.15% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1288 1369
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 January 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 January 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 88 (46.32%) Finance
2 81 (42.63%) Oracle
3 56 (29.47%) Java
4 55 (28.95%) Linux
5 54 (28.42%) UNIX
6 49 (25.79%) Banking
7 44 (23.16%) Windows
8 42 (22.11%) SOA
9 33 (17.37%) WebLogic
9 33 (17.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 27 (14.21%) SQL
11 26 (13.68%) WebSphere
12 25 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (12.63%) Project Management
14 23 (12.11%) IBM
15 22 (11.58%) JIRA
16 20 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
17 19 (10.00%) JMS
17 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (8.95%) Financial Institution
18 17 (8.95%) Retail
18 17 (8.95%) Red Hat
19 16 (8.42%) .NET
19 16 (8.42%) Web Services
19 16 (8.42%) OO
19 16 (8.42%) Billing
19 16 (8.42%) Oracle RAC
19 16 (8.42%) Investment Banking
19 16 (8.42%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (17.37%) WebLogic
2 26 (13.68%) WebSphere
3 15 (7.89%) Apache
4 14 (7.37%) Oracle Service Bus
5 13 (6.84%) Tomcat
6 12 (6.32%) JBoss
7 11 (5.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (5.26%) CMS
8 10 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (4.74%) WebLogic Portal
9 9 (4.74%) IIS
10 7 (3.68%) Lync
11 6 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (2.63%) MS Exchange
12 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (2.11%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.53%) MS Project
2 1 (0.53%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (7.37%) Documaker
2 10 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (3.68%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (3.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.05%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.53%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.53%) RMDS
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.63%) Office 365
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.53%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.32%) SSL
2 11 (5.79%) HTTP
3 10 (5.26%) HTTPS
4 9 (4.74%) Internet
5 7 (3.68%) SAN
6 6 (3.16%) NAS
7 5 (2.63%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.63%) Network Security
7 5 (2.63%) Firewall
8 2 (1.05%) DVB
8 2 (1.05%) FTP
8 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.53%) FCoE
9 1 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.53%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.53%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.53%) LAN
9 1 (0.53%) WAN
9 1 (0.53%) LDAP
9 1 (0.53%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.89%) Oracle BI EE
1 15 (7.89%) Oracle ODI
2 14 (7.37%) Oracle Database
2 14 (7.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (6.84%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (2.63%) DB2
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.11%) MySQL
8 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.05%) Big Data
9 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.05%) KDB
9 2 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (11.58%) JIRA
2 12 (6.32%) Maven
3 9 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.21%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.68%) Subversion
6 5 (2.63%) Selenium
6 5 (2.63%) JUnit
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.11%) Toad
8 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.05%) Grunt
9 2 (1.05%) jMock
9 2 (1.05%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.05%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.05%) Mockito
9 2 (1.05%) Hudson
10 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.53%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.53%) StyleCop
General
1 88 (46.32%) Finance
2 49 (25.79%) Banking
3 17 (8.95%) Financial Institution
3 17 (8.95%) Retail
4 16 (8.42%) Billing
4 16 (8.42%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.32%) Front Office
6 7 (3.68%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.63%) Back Office
8 3 (1.58%) Games
8 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.53%) International Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.53%) German Language
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (21.58%) Analyst
2 37 (19.47%) Developer
3 28 (14.74%) Architect
4 17 (8.95%) Consultant
4 17 (8.95%) Java Developer
5 13 (6.84%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (6.32%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.74%) Designer
8 8 (4.21%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.16%) Oracle Consultant
10 6 (3.16%) Middleware Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) Middleware Consultant
11 5 (2.63%) Middleware Team Leader
11 5 (2.63%) Oracle Team Leader
11 5 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.37%) Oracle Fusion
2 19 (10.00%) JMS
3 16 (8.42%) .NET
3 16 (8.42%) Web Services
4 15 (7.89%) WebCenter
4 15 (7.89%) XML
5 12 (6.32%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (5.26%) JDBC
7 9 (4.74%) Apache Camel
8 8 (4.21%) J2EE
9 7 (3.68%) JSON
9 7 (3.68%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (3.68%) SOAP
10 6 (3.16%) HTML
10 6 (3.16%) Spring
10 6 (3.16%) REST
11 5 (2.63%) HTML5
11 5 (2.63%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.11%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) Open Source
3 9 (4.74%) Derivative
3 9 (4.74%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.68%) SWIFT
5 7 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.16%) Clustering
7 5 (2.63%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.63%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.11%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.58%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.05%) Equities
10 2 (1.05%) W3C
10 2 (1.05%) Statistics
10 2 (1.05%) Interactive TV
10 2 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (28.95%) Linux
2 54 (28.42%) UNIX
3 44 (23.16%) Windows
4 15 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.84%) Solaris
6 7 (3.68%) Android
7 6 (3.16%) AIX
7 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.11%) SUSE
9 2 (1.05%) zOS
9 2 (1.05%) VMS
9 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.05%) CentOS
9 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.53%) VME
10 1 (0.53%) MVS
10 1 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.11%) SOA
2 25 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.63%) Project Management
4 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.42%) OO
6 15 (7.89%) ITIL
7 14 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (7.37%) Systems Analysis
7 14 (7.37%) Requirements Analysis
7 14 (7.37%) Multithreading
8 13 (6.84%) Revenue Management
8 13 (6.84%) Migration
9 12 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.79%) Integration Testing
10 11 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.26%) Scrum
11 10 (5.26%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.74%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.47%) Java
2 27 (14.21%) SQL
3 16 (8.42%) Bash Shell
4 14 (7.37%) C++
5 13 (6.84%) Python
6 11 (5.79%) C#
6 11 (5.79%) Jython
7 8 (4.21%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.21%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.21%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 6 (3.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.63%) Ruby
9 5 (2.63%) Perl
10 4 (2.11%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.11%) C
11 3 (1.58%) Scala
11 3 (1.58%) VBA
12 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (5.79%) Degree
2 5 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CISM
5 2 (1.05%) ISEB
5 2 (1.05%) CISSP
5 2 (1.05%) CEH
5 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.05%) GWAPT
6 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) PMP
6 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) QA
2 9 (4.74%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (8.42%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.11%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (1.05%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.05%) Nmap
4 2 (1.05%) Squid
4 2 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.53%) vCloud
5 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.53%) SRDF
5 1 (0.53%) Xen
5 1 (0.53%) NFS
5 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (5.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (3.68%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (3.16%) Puppet
4 5 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.05%) Nessus
6 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.53%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.53%) Control-M
6 1 (0.53%) SELinux
6 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 81 (42.63%) Oracle
2 23 (12.11%) IBM
3 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (8.95%) Red Hat
5 15 (7.89%) Remedy
6 12 (6.32%) VMware
6 12 (6.32%) TIBCO
7 8 (4.21%) Siebel
8 7 (3.68%) Sybase
9 6 (3.16%) DataSynapse
10 5 (2.63%) IronPort
10 5 (2.63%) Charles River
10 5 (2.63%) Symantec
11 4 (2.11%) Bloomberg
11 4 (2.11%) Tradeweb
11 4 (2.11%) MarketAxess
11 4 (2.11%) F5
12 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.58%) HP
12 3 (1.58%) webMethods
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