The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 50 96 115
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +19
Contract jobs citing Middleware 80 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.36% 1.29% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.68% 4.42% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 4
Average daily rate £538 £500 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +44.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £278 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
Middleware
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
631 747 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.48% 29.19% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 447 388
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 44
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £23.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the East of England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the East of England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +24 30 £525 +21.73% 1
Cambridgeshire +28 21 £375 -30.23%
Bedfordshire +12 15 £575 +43.75% 2
Hertfordshire +5 11 £625 +25.00% 4
Norfolk - 3 £535 -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 71 (52.21%) SOA
2 56 (41.18%) Java
3 55 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (33.82%) TDD
4 46 (33.82%) Web Services
5 37 (27.21%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (24.26%) REST
7 30 (22.06%) JBoss
7 30 (22.06%) Git (software)
8 29 (21.32%) Puppet
8 29 (21.32%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (20.59%) Jenkins
9 28 (20.59%) Open Source
9 28 (20.59%) Kanban
9 28 (20.59%) Scrum
10 26 (19.12%) WebLogic
11 24 (17.65%) SOAP
11 24 (17.65%) Red Hat
12 23 (16.91%) E-Commerce
12 23 (16.91%) Microsoft
12 23 (16.91%) WSO2
12 23 (16.91%) Microservices
13 22 (16.18%) Oracle
13 22 (16.18%) Subversion
14 21 (15.44%) Mule
14 21 (15.44%) SQL
14 21 (15.44%) .NET
14 21 (15.44%) Linux
15 20 (14.71%) C#
15 20 (14.71%) Finance

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 30 (22.06%) JBoss
2 26 (19.12%) WebLogic
3 21 (15.44%) Mule
4 10 (7.35%) Apache
5 9 (6.62%) Confluence
6 8 (5.88%) Node.js
7 6 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (4.41%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (4.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.94%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (2.94%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.47%) IIS
10 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.74%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.29%) SaaS
2 6 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.21%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.24%) HTTP
1 18 (13.24%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.76%) SSL
3 4 (2.94%) Firewall
4 2 (1.47%) DNS
4 2 (1.47%) LDAP
4 2 (1.47%) SSH
5 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.62%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (5.88%) CouchDB
4 8 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.94%) MySQL
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.21%) SAP HANA
7 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.47%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.47%) DB2
8 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.47%) Power BI
8 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (22.06%) Git (software)
2 28 (20.59%) Jenkins
3 22 (16.18%) Subversion
4 9 (6.62%) JIRA
5 4 (2.94%) EasyMock
5 4 (2.94%) Mockito
6 2 (1.47%) AccuRev
6 2 (1.47%) Lombardi
6 2 (1.47%) VisualVM
6 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (14.71%) Finance
2 5 (3.68%) Retail
3 4 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.47%) Legal
4 2 (1.47%) Marketing
4 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Automotive
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 72 (52.94%) Developer
2 46 (33.82%) Java Developer
3 32 (23.53%) Architect
4 20 (14.71%) Senior Developer
5 17 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (11.76%) Integration Developer
7 14 (10.29%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (8.82%) E-Commerce Architect
9 11 (8.09%) Technical Architect
10 9 (6.62%) Integration Architect
10 9 (6.62%) IT Manager
11 8 (5.88%) SOA Developer
12 7 (5.15%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
12 7 (5.15%) Senior Architect
12 7 (5.15%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 6 (4.41%) Consultant
14 4 (2.94%) Data Architect
14 4 (2.94%) Data Integration Architect
14 4 (2.94%) Environment Manager
14 4 (2.94%) Middleware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.82%) Web Services
2 33 (24.26%) REST
3 24 (17.65%) SOAP
4 21 (15.44%) .NET
5 18 (13.24%) HTML
6 15 (11.03%) Spring
7 14 (10.29%) JSON
8 13 (9.56%) XML
9 11 (8.09%) MSMQ
10 10 (7.35%) CSS
11 9 (6.62%) J2EE
11 9 (6.62%) WCF
12 8 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (5.88%) XSLT
13 7 (5.15%) Apache Camel
13 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (5.15%) CSS3
13 7 (5.15%) HTML5
14 6 (4.41%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (4.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.56%) Data Integration
3 8 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.94%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.94%) PKI
6 4 (2.94%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.21%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.21%) SCADA
7 3 (2.21%) Social Media
8 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.47%) DataPower
8 2 (1.47%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.44%) Linux
2 16 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (7.35%) Unix
4 7 (5.15%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.68%) Windows
6 2 (1.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (52.21%) SOA
2 55 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (33.82%) TDD
4 37 (27.21%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (20.59%) Kanban
5 28 (20.59%) Open Source
5 28 (20.59%) Scrum
6 23 (16.91%) E-Commerce
6 23 (16.91%) Microservices
7 20 (14.71%) Software Engineering
8 19 (13.97%) User Stories
9 15 (11.03%) Mentoring
9 15 (11.03%) OO
10 14 (10.29%) Configuration Management
11 13 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (9.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (8.09%) API Design
13 10 (7.35%) DevOps
13 10 (7.35%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 56 (41.18%) Java
2 21 (15.44%) SQL
3 20 (14.71%) C#
4 14 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.35%) Perl
6 8 (5.88%) C
7 4 (2.94%) Ruby
7 4 (2.94%) Scala
8 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.47%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.47%) C-shell
9 2 (1.47%) Python
9 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (2.94%) CISA
1 4 (2.94%) CISM
1 4 (2.94%) CISSP
2 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.47%) Degree
4 1 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.74%) CCSP
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.74%) CRISC
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.21%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) Docker
2 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (21.32%) Opscode Chef
1 29 (21.32%) Puppet
2 8 (5.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 8 (5.88%) MOM
3 2 (1.47%) Nagios
3 2 (1.47%) Opsview
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 23 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.91%) WSO2
3 22 (16.18%) Oracle
4 11 (8.09%) IBM
5 9 (6.62%) MuleSoft
6 7 (5.15%) hybris
7 6 (4.41%) SAP
8 5 (3.68%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.94%) Google
10 3 (2.21%) Adobe
10 3 (2.21%) FatWire
10 3 (2.21%) Guidewire
10 3 (2.21%) Pega
10 3 (2.21%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.47%) EMC
11 2 (1.47%) Splunk
11 2 (1.47%) Sun
12 1 (0.74%) Software AG
12 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
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