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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 163 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -4
Contract jobs citing Middleware 627 737 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.66% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.99% 6.05% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 416 379
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% -14.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
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
12559 12177 11793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.36% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 7823 7618
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 257 321
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.95 £42.50
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 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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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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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
London -52 297 £500 - 63
South East -8 128 £475 +11.76% 33
West Midlands +22 37 £390 -4.29% 9
Yorkshire -2 37 £413 -2.94% 10
North West -65 32 £444 +31.48% 9
East of England +16 31 £500 +25.00% 11
South West -13 24 £450 +45.16% 20
East Midlands +20 22 £360 -28.00% 2
North East -10 8 £250 -52.38% 4
Midlands +9 5 £365 +12.30%
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 602 (43.75%) Oracle
2 446 (32.41%) Java
3 365 (26.53%) Finance
4 353 (25.65%) Linux
5 332 (24.13%) SOA
6 324 (23.55%) UNIX
7 273 (19.84%) Windows
8 267 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
9 258 (18.75%) SQL
10 233 (16.93%) WebLogic
11 225 (16.35%) WebSphere
11 225 (16.35%) Oracle Fusion
12 219 (15.92%) IBM
13 196 (14.24%) XML
14 190 (13.81%) Banking
15 185 (13.44%) ITIL
16 163 (11.85%) Web Services
17 160 (11.63%) Oracle Database
18 158 (11.48%) Microsoft
19 134 (9.74%) SQL Server
20 133 (9.67%) .NET
20 133 (9.67%) Red Hat
21 132 (9.59%) Project Management
22 125 (9.08%) Security Cleared
23 114 (8.28%) Apache
24 109 (7.92%) Scrum
25 106 (7.70%) J2EE
25 106 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 104 (7.56%) JMS
26 104 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 233 (16.93%) WebLogic
2 225 (16.35%) WebSphere
3 114 (8.28%) Apache
4 84 (6.10%) Tomcat
5 80 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 70 (5.09%) Oracle Service Bus
7 68 (4.94%) JBoss
8 58 (4.22%) IIS
9 53 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 52 (3.78%) SharePoint
11 40 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
12 35 (2.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 34 (2.47%) IBM HTTP Server
14 27 (1.96%) MQSeries
14 27 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
15 26 (1.89%) CMS
16 22 (1.60%) Confluence
17 20 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
18 19 (1.38%) AquaLogic
19 18 (1.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.53%) MS Office
3 13 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.58%) SPSS
5 8 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.073%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 71 (5.16%) Oracle BPM
2 61 (4.43%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.82%) Documaker
5 23 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
7 11 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
8 9 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.65%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (0.58%) Oracle FAH
10 7 (0.51%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.29%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.82%) SaaS
2 15 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.80%) PaaS
4 11 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.65%) Office 365
6 7 (0.51%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.44%) IaaS
8 3 (0.22%) Force.com
9 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.073%) GitHub
10 1 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 96 (6.98%) HTTP
2 89 (6.47%) Firewall
3 81 (5.89%) SAN
4 64 (4.65%) SSL
5 50 (3.63%) NAS
6 47 (3.42%) TCP/IP
7 40 (2.91%) Internet
8 33 (2.40%) LDAP
9 32 (2.33%) LAN
10 31 (2.25%) HTTPS
11 30 (2.18%) FTP
11 30 (2.18%) WAN
12 25 (1.82%) DNS
13 18 (1.31%) NetScaler
14 14 (1.02%) Multicast
15 13 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 13 (0.94%) Network Security
16 11 (0.80%) BIG-IP
16 11 (0.80%) BGP
17 9 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 134 (9.74%) SQL Server
3 99 (7.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 58 (4.22%) Oracle ODI
5 46 (3.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 41 (2.98%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
7 39 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (2.83%) DB2
8 22 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (1.31%) Oracle Exadata
11 16 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.16%) KDB
11 16 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
11 16 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 15 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.09%) MySQL
12 15 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
13 12 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 80 (5.81%) JIRA
2 78 (5.67%) Maven
3 59 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 56 (4.07%) Subversion
5 46 (3.34%) Jenkins
6 41 (2.98%) Oracle Forms
7 29 (2.11%) JUnit
8 27 (1.96%) Ant
9 24 (1.74%) Hudson
10 20 (1.45%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.38%) ClearCase
12 15 (1.09%) Selenium
12 15 (1.09%) Introscope
13 12 (0.87%) Toad
13 12 (0.87%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.87%) NetBeans
13 12 (0.87%) Mockito
14 11 (0.80%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 365 (26.53%) Finance
2 190 (13.81%) Banking
3 73 (5.31%) Investment Banking
4 71 (5.16%) Front Office
5 61 (4.43%) Retail
6 41 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 33 (2.40%) Billing
8 29 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 28 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.38%) Legal
11 17 (1.24%) Publishing
12 14 (1.02%) Automotive
13 9 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.58%) Back Office
14 8 (0.58%) Advertising
14 8 (0.58%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.58%) Marketing
15 7 (0.51%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.44%) Games
16 6 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 313 (22.75%) Developer
2 262 (19.04%) Architect
3 185 (13.44%) Analyst
4 117 (8.50%) Solutions Architect
5 110 (7.99%) Java Developer
6 103 (7.49%) Consultant
7 74 (5.38%) Project Manager
8 59 (4.29%) Administrator
9 54 (3.92%) Business Analyst
9 54 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
10 44 (3.20%) Support Analyst
11 41 (2.98%) Middleware Developer
12 38 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
13 36 (2.62%) Software Engineer
14 34 (2.47%) Technical Architect
15 32 (2.33%) DBA
16 30 (2.18%) Senior Developer
16 30 (2.18%) Oracle Consultant
16 30 (2.18%) Middleware Engineer
17 29 (2.11%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (16.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 196 (14.24%) XML
3 163 (11.85%) Web Services
4 133 (9.67%) .NET
5 106 (7.70%) J2EE
6 104 (7.56%) JMS
7 95 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 91 (6.61%) HTML
8 91 (6.61%) SOAP
9 72 (5.23%) Spring
10 60 (4.36%) XSLT
11 59 (4.29%) REST
12 57 (4.14%) XSD
13 54 (3.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 50 (3.63%) Java EE
15 49 (3.56%) JSON
16 48 (3.49%) CSS
17 42 (3.05%) HTML5
17 42 (3.05%) WSDL
18 39 (2.83%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
3 53 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 51 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 49 (3.56%) Open Source
6 47 (3.42%) Mainframe
6 47 (3.42%) Clustering
7 40 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.62%) Fixed Income
9 26 (1.89%) DataPower
9 26 (1.89%) User Experience
10 24 (1.74%) Replication
11 23 (1.67%) Derivative
12 19 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.38%) Equities
13 18 (1.31%) Visualisation
14 16 (1.16%) Statistics
14 16 (1.16%) PKI
15 15 (1.09%) N-Tier
16 14 (1.02%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 353 (25.65%) Linux
2 324 (23.55%) UNIX
3 273 (19.84%) Windows
4 106 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (7.12%) Solaris
6 66 (4.80%) AIX
7 37 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
9 23 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 21 (1.53%) HPUX
12 19 (1.38%) SUSE
13 17 (1.24%) Android
14 16 (1.16%) zOS
15 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.51%) VME
18 6 (0.44%) VMS
18 6 (0.44%) Windows NT
18 6 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (24.13%) SOA
2 267 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (13.44%) ITIL
4 132 (9.59%) Project Management
5 109 (7.92%) Scrum
6 104 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 84 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
8 80 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (5.67%) Migration
10 76 (5.52%) Configuration Management
11 71 (5.16%) OO
12 70 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
12 70 (5.09%) TOGAF
13 68 (4.94%) UML
14 67 (4.87%) Multithreading
15 66 (4.80%) Low Latency
16 60 (4.36%) Software Engineering
17 59 (4.29%) Release Management
18 55 (4.00%) E-Commerce
19 53 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 446 (32.41%) Java
2 258 (18.75%) SQL
3 94 (6.83%) C#
4 87 (6.32%) C++
5 78 (5.67%) Shell Script
6 76 (5.52%) Python
7 68 (4.94%) Bash Shell
8 65 (4.72%) JavaScript
9 58 (4.22%) PL/SQL
10 57 (4.14%) Perl
11 49 (3.56%) C
12 43 (3.13%) Jython
12 43 (3.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 37 (2.69%) PowerShell
14 36 (2.62%) Ruby
15 20 (1.45%) VB
15 20 (1.45%) XPath
16 19 (1.38%) VBScript
17 18 (1.31%) XQuery
18 15 (1.09%) Korn
Qualifications
1 125 (9.08%) Security Cleared
2 80 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.60%) Degree
4 23 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.45%) ISEB
6 14 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.73%) CCNA
10 9 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.51%) CISSP
11 7 (0.51%) CCNP
12 6 (0.44%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.44%) PMP
12 6 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.36%) CISM
14 4 (0.29%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.07%) QA
2 23 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.60%) SLA
4 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.29%) COBIT
5 4 (0.29%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.073%) EMIR
7 1 (0.073%) COSO
7 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (4.58%) Oracle RAC
3 30 (2.18%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 19 (1.38%) XenApp
7 18 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 17 (1.24%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.94%) NFS
10 13 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.80%) vCloud
12 8 (0.58%) Platform Symphony
13 6 (0.44%) Firmware
14 5 (0.36%) KVM
14 5 (0.36%) Squid
14 5 (0.36%) Xen
14 5 (0.36%) SRDF
14 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 67 (4.87%) Puppet
2 55 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 43 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
4 37 (2.69%) OpenView
5 20 (1.45%) HP SIM
6 19 (1.38%) SCCM
7 16 (1.16%) OPNET
8 15 (1.09%) SCOM
9 14 (1.02%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.02%) SCVMM
9 14 (1.02%) EdgeSight
10 13 (0.94%) Control-M
11 12 (0.87%) BladeLogic
12 11 (0.80%) SELinux
12 11 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (0.73%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
14 9 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (0.58%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 602 (43.75%) Oracle
2 219 (15.92%) IBM
3 158 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 133 (9.67%) Red Hat
5 101 (7.34%) HP
6 87 (6.32%) VMware
7 83 (6.03%) TIBCO
8 79 (5.74%) SAP
9 46 (3.34%) Cisco
10 40 (2.91%) Citrix
11 38 (2.76%) CA
12 37 (2.69%) Remedy
13 34 (2.47%) F5
14 32 (2.33%) EMC
15 30 (2.18%) Siebel
16 29 (2.11%) BMC
17 27 (1.96%) webMethods
18 26 (1.89%) Sybase
19 25 (1.82%) Atlassian
20 24 (1.74%) Software AG
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ISL
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £0 - £270 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-475 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago