The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
UK / England
Rank 183 162 165
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Middleware 551 704 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.51% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.34% 5.18% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 452 377
Median daily rate £476 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £614 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £41.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +0.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +15.38%

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
12682 13587 12744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.08% 29.22% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8765 9475 8722
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 244 169
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.70 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 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 22 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +31 252 £500 - 46
South East -32 90 £450 +9.09% 18
North West -14 54 £450 -1.47% 10
Yorkshire +27 39 £505 +30.32% 10
East of England -40 39 £500 -6.97% 12
South West -1 24 £405 +1.25% 10
West Midlands -22 23 £455 +1.11% 7
North East -9 16 £315 +5.00% 1
East Midlands -14 8 £406 +1.56% 5
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 469 (35.58%) Oracle
2 400 (30.35%) Linux
3 340 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
4 339 (25.72%) Java
5 281 (21.32%) Unix
6 278 (21.09%) SOA
7 261 (19.80%) Windows
8 247 (18.74%) Finance
9 211 (16.01%) IBM
10 206 (15.63%) SQL
11 193 (14.64%) WebSphere
12 189 (14.34%) JavaScript
13 172 (13.05%) Web Services
14 167 (12.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 163 (12.37%) WebLogic
15 163 (12.37%) Microsoft
16 160 (12.14%) Banking
17 152 (11.53%) DevOps
18 143 (10.85%) ITIL
19 141 (10.70%) AIX
20 138 (10.47%) SQL Server
21 136 (10.32%) XML
22 133 (10.09%) Oracle Fusion
23 130 (9.86%) Security Cleared
24 127 (9.64%) Solaris
25 121 (9.18%) Oracle Database
26 120 (9.10%) Apache
27 119 (9.03%) HTML
28 117 (8.88%) VMware
29 116 (8.80%) Perl

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 193 (14.64%) WebSphere
2 167 (12.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 163 (12.37%) WebLogic
4 120 (9.10%) Apache
5 101 (7.66%) Tomcat
6 88 (6.68%) JBoss
7 80 (6.07%) WebSphere Application Server
8 58 (4.40%) IIS
9 43 (3.26%) Oracle Service Bus
10 39 (2.96%) Mule
11 37 (2.81%) Confluence
11 37 (2.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 34 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 30 (2.28%) Tuxedo
14 27 (2.05%) CMS
15 25 (1.90%) Oracle Coherence
16 22 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
17 21 (1.59%) Mule ESB
18 19 (1.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 44 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.61%) MS Project
4 7 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) MS Office
6 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.076%) Mingle
6 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
1 27 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
6 11 (0.83%) SAP CRM
7 8 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.46%) OpenText MBPM
9 5 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.38%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.30%) SAP PSCD
10 4 (0.30%) Staffware
11 3 (0.23%) BigMachines
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
12 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.78%) PaaS
4 36 (2.73%) IaaS
5 24 (1.82%) SaaS
6 22 (1.67%) GitHub
7 18 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (0.61%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.53%) Boomi
11 6 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.46%) Bluemix
11 6 (0.46%) Office 365
12 4 (0.30%) Force.com
12 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.89%) HTTP
2 90 (6.83%) SSL
3 82 (6.22%) Firewall
4 70 (5.31%) DNS
5 61 (4.63%) SAN
6 57 (4.32%) TCP/IP
7 40 (3.03%) LAN
8 36 (2.73%) WAN
9 33 (2.50%) NAS
10 28 (2.12%) HTTPS
10 28 (2.12%) Internet
11 27 (2.05%) LDAP
12 26 (1.97%) FTP
13 21 (1.59%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.21%) Multicast
15 14 (1.06%) Kerberos
16 13 (0.99%) VPN
17 12 (0.91%) DHCP
17 12 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
18 11 (0.83%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 121 (9.18%) Oracle Database
3 67 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 67 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 63 (4.78%) DB2
5 62 (4.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 51 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (3.72%) Big Data
8 42 (3.19%) MongoDB
9 40 (3.03%) NoSQL
10 27 (2.05%) Hadoop
11 26 (1.97%) MySQL
12 23 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
14 20 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
15 15 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
16 14 (1.06%) HBase
16 14 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
18 9 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 95 (7.21%) Jenkins
2 84 (6.37%) Git (software)
3 76 (5.77%) JIRA
4 55 (4.17%) Subversion
5 50 (3.79%) Maven
6 35 (2.66%) JUnit
7 23 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 18 (1.37%) Gradle
9 17 (1.29%) Eclipse
9 17 (1.29%) Visual Studio
10 16 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
12 14 (1.06%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.99%) Mockito
14 11 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (0.76%) Selenium
16 9 (0.68%) Vagrant
17 8 (0.61%) Introscope
18 7 (0.53%) gulp
General
1 247 (18.74%) Finance
2 160 (12.14%) Banking
3 70 (5.31%) Retail
4 54 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 46 (3.49%) Marketing
6 33 (2.50%) Front Office
6 33 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.35%) Electronics
7 31 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.29%) Billing
8 17 (1.29%) Legal
9 12 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
10 7 (0.53%) Publishing
11 6 (0.46%) Back Office
12 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 5 (0.38%) French Language
12 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.30%) Military
13 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 315 (23.90%) Developer
2 297 (22.53%) Architect
3 125 (9.48%) Solutions Architect
4 111 (8.42%) Java Developer
5 109 (8.27%) Consultant
6 82 (6.22%) Analyst
7 59 (4.48%) Middleware Engineer
8 56 (4.25%) Administrator
9 53 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
10 49 (3.72%) Middleware Developer
11 48 (3.64%) DBA
12 45 (3.41%) Oracle Developer
13 42 (3.19%) Project Manager
14 38 (2.88%) Senior Developer
15 36 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
15 36 (2.73%) Integration Architect
16 35 (2.66%) Middleware Consultant
16 35 (2.66%) Oracle DBA
17 31 (2.35%) SOA Developer
18 30 (2.28%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (13.05%) Web Services
2 136 (10.32%) XML
3 133 (10.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 119 (9.03%) HTML
5 116 (8.80%) J2EE
6 107 (8.12%) JSON
7 104 (7.89%) SOAP
8 93 (7.06%) Spring
9 89 (6.75%) CSS
10 87 (6.60%) REST
11 81 (6.15%) .NET
12 76 (5.77%) WebSphere MQ
13 68 (5.16%) JMS
14 59 (4.48%) RESTful
15 57 (4.32%) HTML5
16 49 (3.72%) IBM Integration Bus
16 49 (3.72%) XSLT
17 42 (3.19%) WebCenter
18 33 (2.50%) Hibernate
19 29 (2.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 48 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (3.57%) Clustering
5 44 (3.34%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.81%) Mainframe
7 36 (2.73%) Fixed Income
7 36 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (2.05%) DataPower
9 24 (1.82%) Equities
9 24 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.75%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.59%) iSeries
12 18 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.37%) SWIFT
13 17 (1.29%) Derivative
13 17 (1.29%) User Experience
14 16 (1.21%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.14%) Data Integration
15 15 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 400 (30.35%) Linux
2 281 (21.32%) Unix
3 261 (19.80%) Windows
4 141 (10.70%) AIX
5 127 (9.64%) Solaris
6 94 (7.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 68 (5.16%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.81%) Oracle Linux
9 25 (1.90%) SUSE
10 23 (1.75%) zOS
11 22 (1.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 19 (1.44%) HPUX
13 15 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (1.06%) Android
14 14 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.99%) CentOS
16 12 (0.91%) OS/390
17 10 (0.76%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.53%) MVS
19 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (21.09%) SOA
3 152 (11.53%) DevOps
4 143 (10.85%) ITIL
5 108 (8.19%) Scrum
6 102 (7.74%) Migration
7 100 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (7.36%) High Availability
9 87 (6.60%) Configuration Management
10 86 (6.53%) E-Commerce
11 85 (6.45%) OO
12 77 (5.84%) TDD
13 73 (5.54%) CRM
14 71 (5.39%) Microservices
15 69 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
16 68 (5.16%) Project Management
17 67 (5.08%) Open Source
18 59 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
19 58 (4.40%) Service Management
20 56 (4.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (25.72%) Java
2 206 (15.63%) SQL
3 189 (14.34%) JavaScript
4 116 (8.80%) Perl
5 85 (6.45%) Python
6 60 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 54 (4.10%) C#
8 45 (3.41%) C++
9 35 (2.66%) Jython
10 34 (2.58%) C
10 34 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 32 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.97%) PHP
14 22 (1.67%) Ruby
14 22 (1.67%) XPath
15 14 (1.06%) Korn
16 12 (0.91%) Scala
17 9 (0.68%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 90 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.16%) Degree
4 23 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.83%) CISSP
8 10 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.61%) MCSE
9 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.46%) CCNA
10 6 (0.46%) CCNP
11 5 (0.38%) ISSAP
12 4 (0.30%) CISA
12 4 (0.30%) CISM
12 4 (0.30%) EMC Certification
12 4 (0.30%) GCIH
12 4 (0.30%) IBM AIX Certification
12 4 (0.30%) ISEB
12 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.58%) PCI DSS
2 33 (2.50%) QA
3 18 (1.37%) MiFID
4 11 (0.83%) SLA
5 10 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.61%) EMIR
7 6 (0.46%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) COSO
10 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.15%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.15%) SEPA
11 1 (0.076%) GMP
11 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.076%) ISO15022
System Software
1 94 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.96%) Docker
4 34 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
5 22 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.21%) KVM
8 13 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.91%) SRDF
9 12 (0.91%) Xen
10 11 (0.83%) NFS
10 11 (0.83%) vSphere
11 9 (0.68%) vCloud
12 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.53%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
16 4 (0.30%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.30%) GPFS
17 3 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 89 (6.75%) Puppet
2 40 (3.03%) Ansible
3 30 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (1.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 18 (1.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 18 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (1.21%) BladeLogic
8 15 (1.14%) QRadar
8 15 (1.14%) SCCM
8 15 (1.14%) SCOrch
8 15 (1.14%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.83%) Nagios
10 9 (0.68%) OpenView
11 7 (0.53%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.53%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 6 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.46%) Kibana
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 469 (35.58%) Oracle
2 211 (16.01%) IBM
3 163 (12.37%) Microsoft
4 117 (8.88%) VMware
5 75 (5.69%) Red Hat
6 74 (5.61%) SAP
7 68 (5.16%) MuleSoft
8 67 (5.08%) TIBCO
9 50 (3.79%) HP
10 48 (3.64%) Splunk
11 41 (3.11%) Cisco
12 35 (2.66%) webMethods
13 30 (2.28%) EMC
13 30 (2.28%) WSO2
14 29 (2.20%) CA
15 26 (1.97%) BMC
16 25 (1.90%) Dell
17 24 (1.82%) Citrix
18 23 (1.75%) AppDynamics
18 23 (1.75%) Intel
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