The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 151 145 121
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing Middleware 744 710 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.46% 1.45% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.23% 4.95% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 444 468
Average daily rate
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£463 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £338 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 28
Average hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £40.70 £26.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £45.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-36.38% +20.00%
Middleware
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14236 14332 14706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.86% 29.34% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9187 9391 9144
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 254 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in England

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in England

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in England

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in England

Middleware
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Middleware Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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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
London +9 413 £475 -9.52% 73
South East -18 87 £425 -3.13% 19
North West +11 59 £463 +14.19% 8
West Midlands +7 50 £425 +3.03% 8
South West -27 36 £456 +17.74% 7
Yorkshire -13 27 £414 +10.33% 16
East of England -22 27 £460 -9.35% 16
East Midlands +6 18 £450 +36.36% 2
North East -7 16 £350 -17.64% 2
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 564 (40.49%) Oracle
2 366 (26.27%) Java
3 364 (26.13%) Finance
4 357 (25.63%) Linux
5 343 (24.62%) UNIX
6 335 (24.05%) SOA
7 252 (18.09%) SQL
8 228 (16.37%) Windows
9 225 (16.15%) WebLogic
10 218 (15.65%) Web Services
11 213 (15.29%) WebSphere
12 196 (14.07%) IBM
12 196 (14.07%) Microsoft
13 193 (13.85%) Banking
14 190 (13.64%) XML
15 180 (12.92%) Oracle Fusion
16 178 (12.78%) .NET
17 176 (12.63%) SQL Server
18 175 (12.56%) Oracle Database
19 144 (10.34%) ITIL
20 122 (8.76%) Apache
21 115 (8.26%) JMS
22 107 (7.68%) Red Hat
23 106 (7.61%) SOAP
24 105 (7.54%) Python
24 105 (7.54%) HTTP
25 103 (7.39%) CRM
25 103 (7.39%) Project Management
26 102 (7.32%) Scrum
27 100 (7.18%) Security Cleared

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 225 (16.15%) WebLogic
2 213 (15.29%) WebSphere
3 122 (8.76%) Apache
4 82 (5.89%) Oracle Service Bus
5 79 (5.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 70 (5.03%) BizTalk Server
7 66 (4.74%) Tomcat
8 58 (4.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 46 (3.30%) IIS
9 46 (3.30%) SharePoint
10 45 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
11 37 (2.66%) WebLogic Portal
12 36 (2.58%) MQSeries
13 34 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 29 (2.08%) Confluence
15 20 (1.44%) TIBCO EMS
16 17 (1.22%) WebSphere Process Server
16 17 (1.22%) MS Exchange
17 15 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
18 14 (1.01%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 66 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.87%) MS Office
3 17 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.01%) MS Project
5 12 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.29%) SPSS
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 74 (5.31%) Oracle EBS
2 57 (4.09%) Oracle BPM
3 36 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
4 27 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (1.79%) SAP CRM
6 19 (1.36%) Documaker
7 14 (1.01%) Oracle FAH
8 10 (0.72%) RMDS
9 9 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
9 9 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
10 8 (0.57%) ION MarketView
11 7 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.36%) ENOVIA
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.01%) SaaS
2 24 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.29%) PaaS
3 18 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.93%) IaaS
6 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.43%) Office 365
7 6 (0.43%) GitHub
8 4 (0.29%) Force.com
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.072%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.072%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 105 (7.54%) HTTP
2 77 (5.53%) Firewall
3 74 (5.31%) SSL
4 59 (4.24%) SAN
5 45 (3.23%) Internet
6 44 (3.16%) FTP
6 44 (3.16%) LAN
7 40 (2.87%) WAN
7 40 (2.87%) DNS
8 39 (2.80%) LDAP
9 30 (2.15%) HTTPS
10 28 (2.01%) TCP/IP
11 24 (1.72%) Intranet
12 21 (1.51%) VPN
13 17 (1.22%) NAS
14 14 (1.01%) Network Security
15 13 (0.93%) DHCP
16 12 (0.86%) SSH
17 9 (0.65%) BIG-IP
17 9 (0.65%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 175 (12.56%) Oracle Database
3 94 (6.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 54 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (3.30%) Oracle BI EE
7 43 (3.09%) NoSQL
7 43 (3.09%) Oracle ODI
8 36 (2.58%) MySQL
9 31 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
9 31 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
11 26 (1.87%) DB2
11 26 (1.87%) Oracle Exadata
12 25 (1.79%) MongoDB
13 24 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (1.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 20 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 17 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 87 (6.25%) JIRA
2 56 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 47 (3.37%) Maven
4 46 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 43 (3.09%) Subversion
6 23 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
7 22 (1.58%) Visual Studio
7 22 (1.58%) Eclipse
8 21 (1.51%) Introscope
9 20 (1.44%) JUnit
10 19 (1.36%) Ant
11 18 (1.29%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.29%) SoapUI
12 14 (1.01%) Hudson
13 10 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.72%) Toad
13 10 (0.72%) ClearCase
13 10 (0.72%) ClearQuest
13 10 (0.72%) NUnit
14 9 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 364 (26.13%) Finance
2 193 (13.85%) Banking
3 79 (5.67%) Front Office
4 75 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 64 (4.59%) Retail
6 49 (3.52%) Billing
7 46 (3.30%) Telecoms
8 38 (2.73%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.65%) Advertising
11 20 (1.44%) Back Office
12 16 (1.15%) Marketing
13 14 (1.01%) Legal
14 13 (0.93%) Automotive
15 10 (0.72%) Electronics
15 10 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.72%) Games
16 9 (0.65%) Publishing
17 6 (0.43%) French Language
18 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 324 (23.26%) Architect
2 262 (18.81%) Developer
3 125 (8.97%) Consultant
3 125 (8.97%) Solutions Architect
4 123 (8.83%) Analyst
5 69 (4.95%) Project Manager
6 59 (4.24%) Java Developer
7 52 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
8 47 (3.37%) Administrator
9 41 (2.94%) Technical Architect
10 38 (2.73%) Oracle Consultant
11 36 (2.58%) .NET Developer
12 33 (2.37%) DBA
12 33 (2.37%) Applications Support
12 33 (2.37%) Middleware Consultant
13 31 (2.23%) Middleware Engineer
13 31 (2.23%) Designer
14 30 (2.15%) Senior Developer
14 30 (2.15%) Oracle DBA
15 27 (1.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (15.65%) Web Services
2 190 (13.64%) XML
3 180 (12.92%) Oracle Fusion
4 178 (12.78%) .NET
5 115 (8.26%) JMS
6 106 (7.61%) SOAP
7 92 (6.60%) REST
8 87 (6.25%) J2EE
9 77 (5.53%) WebSphere MQ
10 66 (4.74%) Spring
11 56 (4.02%) WCF
12 55 (3.95%) HTML
13 50 (3.59%) ASP.NET
14 49 (3.52%) Java EE
15 45 (3.23%) JSON
15 45 (3.23%) XSD
16 44 (3.16%) WebCenter
17 42 (3.02%) WSDL
18 40 (2.87%) XSLT
19 38 (2.73%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.81%) Open Source
2 51 (3.66%) Mainframe
3 42 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.73%) Clustering
5 35 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (2.30%) Fixed Income
7 30 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.08%) iSeries
8 29 (2.08%) Hedge funds
8 29 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.72%) Derivative
10 21 (1.51%) AS400
11 19 (1.36%) DTV
11 19 (1.36%) DataPower
11 19 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.22%) PKI
13 16 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.01%) Replication
14 14 (1.01%) Data Integration
14 14 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 357 (25.63%) Linux
2 343 (24.62%) UNIX
3 228 (16.37%) Windows
4 90 (6.46%) Solaris
5 75 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 55 (3.95%) AIX
7 36 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
9 26 (1.87%) MVS
10 24 (1.72%) zOS
11 21 (1.51%) VME
12 17 (1.22%) HPUX
13 16 (1.15%) Android
14 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.93%) SELinux
16 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.65%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.65%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.65%) SUSE
18 6 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (24.05%) SOA
2 144 (10.34%) ITIL
3 103 (7.39%) CRM
3 103 (7.39%) Project Management
4 102 (7.32%) Scrum
5 100 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (6.75%) UML
8 90 (6.46%) TOGAF
9 85 (6.10%) Migration
10 77 (5.53%) Configuration Management
11 76 (5.46%) DevOps
12 73 (5.24%) OO
13 67 (4.81%) Software Engineering
14 66 (4.74%) TDD
15 63 (4.52%) E-Commerce
15 63 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
16 62 (4.45%) Workflow
17 60 (4.31%) MVC
18 57 (4.09%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 366 (26.27%) Java
2 252 (18.09%) SQL
3 105 (7.54%) Python
4 93 (6.68%) C#
5 90 (6.46%) Shell Script
6 68 (4.88%) Perl
7 62 (4.45%) PL/SQL
8 60 (4.31%) Bash Shell
9 55 (3.95%) C++
10 54 (3.88%) VB
10 54 (3.88%) C
11 52 (3.73%) JavaScript
12 49 (3.52%) Jython
13 32 (2.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 31 (2.23%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.79%) Ruby
16 22 (1.58%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.58%) VBScript
17 19 (1.36%) Scala
18 16 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 77 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.03%) Degree
4 22 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 15 (1.08%) CISSP
7 13 (0.93%) PMP
8 12 (0.86%) ISEB
9 11 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.65%) MCSE
11 8 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.50%) CISA
12 7 (0.50%) CISM
13 5 (0.36%) IBM AIX Certification
14 4 (0.29%) MCSD
15 3 (0.22%) CCNA
15 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.73%) QA
2 26 (1.87%) SLA
3 25 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.22%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.072%) Basel II
9 1 (0.072%) COSO
9 1 (0.072%) COREP
System Software
1 72 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
2 58 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 40 (2.87%) VMware ESX
5 16 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (1.15%) vCloud
6 9 (0.65%) KVM
6 9 (0.65%) NFS
7 8 (0.57%) RHEV
7 8 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.57%) vSphere
8 7 (0.50%) XenApp
9 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.36%) GPFS
10 4 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.29%) Xen
11 3 (0.22%) XenServer
11 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (5.38%) Puppet
2 64 (4.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 36 (2.58%) BladeLogic
4 35 (2.51%) Control-M
5 34 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Management
6 32 (2.30%) Tivoli
7 18 (1.29%) Nagios
7 18 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.01%) WMI
9 14 (1.01%) YUM
9 14 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
10 12 (0.86%) SCOM
11 11 (0.79%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 11 (0.79%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.79%) OpenView
11 11 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 11 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.50%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 564 (40.49%) Oracle
2 196 (14.07%) IBM
2 196 (14.07%) Microsoft
3 107 (7.68%) Red Hat
4 93 (6.68%) VMware
5 88 (6.32%) SAP
6 84 (6.03%) TIBCO
7 67 (4.81%) JBoss
7 67 (4.81%) HP
8 46 (3.30%) Citrix
9 42 (3.02%) Siebel
10 36 (2.58%) Sybase
11 34 (2.44%) Remedy
12 28 (2.01%) 29West
13 27 (1.94%) CA
14 26 (1.87%) EMC
15 24 (1.72%) Informatica
16 23 (1.65%) Intel
17 22 (1.58%) Cisco
17 22 (1.58%) Altiris
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