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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 117 111 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +24
Contract jobs citing Middleware 42 83 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.27% 1.53% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.76% 5.20% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 60 50
Median daily rate £475 £475 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £373 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -23.80%
Middleware
London

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
1117 1595 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 33.78% 29.46% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 1284 1397
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £19.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 36 (43.37%) Linux
2 30 (36.14%) Finance
3 28 (33.73%) Java
3 28 (33.73%) Unix
4 27 (32.53%) Oracle
5 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (27.71%) WebSphere
7 21 (25.30%) IBM
8 20 (24.10%) SQL
9 18 (21.69%) Banking
10 16 (19.28%) ITIL
11 14 (16.87%) Windows
11 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (15.66%) DNS
12 13 (15.66%) Firewall
12 13 (15.66%) Investment Banking
13 12 (14.46%) Change Management
13 12 (14.46%) XML
13 12 (14.46%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (14.46%) OO
14 11 (13.25%) Web Services
14 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
14 11 (13.25%) C++
14 11 (13.25%) SSL
15 10 (12.05%) WebLogic
15 10 (12.05%) VMware
15 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (12.05%) Bash Shell
16 9 (10.84%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (10.84%) Front Office

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 23 (27.71%) WebSphere
2 12 (14.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (12.05%) WebLogic
4 8 (9.64%) Apache
5 6 (7.23%) JBoss
6 5 (6.02%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.61%) IIS
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Mule
9 2 (2.41%) Mule ESB
9 2 (2.41%) Node.js
10 1 (1.20%) Confluence
10 1 (1.20%) Jetty
10 1 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Documaker
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.61%) PaaS
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) GitHub
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.66%) DNS
1 13 (15.66%) Firewall
2 11 (13.25%) SSL
3 7 (8.43%) HTTP
4 5 (6.02%) LDAP
4 5 (6.02%) SAN
5 4 (4.82%) LAN
5 4 (4.82%) NAS
5 4 (4.82%) WAN
6 2 (2.41%) AMQP
6 2 (2.41%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.41%) DHCP
6 2 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.41%) FTP
6 2 (2.41%) VoIP
6 2 (2.41%) Wireless
7 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.20%) SSH
7 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.43%) DB2
3 7 (8.43%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.61%) MySQL
6 3 (3.61%) OLTP
7 2 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.41%) HBase
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.20%) DataStage
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Introscope
1 4 (4.82%) JIRA
2 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) Ant
3 2 (2.41%) GitLab
3 2 (2.41%) jMock
3 2 (2.41%) JUnit
3 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.20%) Emacs
4 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.20%) Maven
4 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 18 (21.69%) Banking
3 13 (15.66%) Investment Banking
4 9 (10.84%) Front Office
5 7 (8.43%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.61%) Retail
7 2 (2.41%) Advertising
7 2 (2.41%) Back Office
8 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (40.96%) Developer
2 18 (21.69%) Architect
3 12 (14.46%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Consultant
4 8 (9.64%) Middleware Developer
5 7 (8.43%) C++ Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Java Middleware Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Middleware Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Integration Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Java Programmer
8 3 (3.61%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Lead Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (3.61%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) XML
2 11 (13.25%) Web Services
3 9 (10.84%) J2EE
3 9 (10.84%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (9.64%) JMS
4 8 (9.64%) Spring
5 6 (7.23%) Java EE
5 6 (7.23%) REST
6 5 (6.02%) .NET
6 5 (6.02%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (6.02%) FpML
6 5 (6.02%) Hibernate
6 5 (6.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (4.82%) EJB
7 4 (4.82%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (4.82%) JSON
8 3 (3.61%) Servlets
8 3 (3.61%) SOAP
8 3 (3.61%) WebCenter
8 3 (3.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (8.43%) DataPower
4 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.82%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.61%) Derivative
6 3 (3.61%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.61%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (3.61%) PKI
7 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.41%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.41%) Data Extraction
7 2 (2.41%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.20%) DTV
8 1 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.20%) STB
8 1 (1.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.37%) Linux
2 28 (33.73%) Unix
3 14 (16.87%) Windows
4 9 (10.84%) AIX
4 9 (10.84%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (9.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 7 (8.43%) Solaris
7 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (7.23%) SUSE
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.41%) CentOS
9 2 (2.41%) VMS
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.28%) ITIL
3 12 (14.46%) Change Management
3 12 (14.46%) OO
4 9 (10.84%) TDD
4 9 (10.84%) UML
5 8 (9.64%) Multithreading
5 8 (9.64%) SOA
6 6 (7.23%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.02%) Microservices
7 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.82%) BDD
8 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.82%) Information Security
8 4 (4.82%) Release Management
8 4 (4.82%) SDLC
8 4 (4.82%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.82%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) Java
2 20 (24.10%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) C++
4 10 (12.05%) Bash Shell
5 9 (10.84%) Perl
5 9 (10.84%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.23%) C#
6 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.23%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) Groovy
7 2 (2.41%) Jython
7 2 (2.41%) Korn
7 2 (2.41%) PHP
7 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.41%) VBScript
7 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.20%) C
8 1 (1.20%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) CISA
3 2 (2.41%) CISM
3 2 (2.41%) CISSP
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) ISO20022
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.20%) MiFID
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.82%) vSphere
4 2 (2.41%) Docker
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) KVM
4 2 (2.41%) NFS
4 2 (2.41%) SRDF
4 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.41%) Xen
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Puppet
2 4 (4.82%) Ansible
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.61%) Control-M
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (2.41%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (2.41%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (2.41%) Nagios
4 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (2.41%) SCCM
4 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.20%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) Oracle
2 21 (25.30%) IBM
3 10 (12.05%) VMware
4 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.23%) Cisco
5 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.02%) Sybase
6 5 (6.02%) webMethods
7 4 (4.82%) AppDynamics
7 4 (4.82%) ATG
7 4 (4.82%) Software AG
7 4 (4.82%) TIBCO
8 3 (3.61%) EMC
9 2 (2.41%) BEA
9 2 (2.41%) BMC
9 2 (2.41%) CA
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.41%) Intel
9 2 (2.41%) NetApp
9 2 (2.41%) Nokia
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