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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 153 129 117
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -12
Contract jobs citing Middleware 758 778 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.42% 1.65% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 5.67% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 489 491
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £616 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 18
Average hourly rate £31.25 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £20.65 £25.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +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
14404 13723 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.11% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9703 9113 8591
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 248 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -22 390 £475 -5.00% 66
South East -44 99 £475 +11.43% 30
West Midlands +16 66 £425 +6.25% 11
North West -14 55 £425 +16.04% 11
South West -14 33 £425 -7.60% 6
East of England -12 32 £500 -1.47% 10
Yorkshire -7 29 £325 -16.12% 6
North East -19 24 £265 -37.64% 1
East Midlands +7 18 £425 +16.43% 4
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 591 (41.24%) Oracle
2 394 (27.49%) Finance
3 391 (27.29%) Java
4 369 (25.75%) Linux
5 347 (24.21%) SOA
6 335 (23.38%) UNIX
7 273 (19.05%) SQL
8 251 (17.52%) Windows
9 231 (16.12%) WebLogic
9 231 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
10 212 (14.79%) Banking
11 211 (14.72%) WebSphere
12 205 (14.31%) IBM
13 196 (13.68%) Microsoft
14 185 (12.91%) Web Services
14 185 (12.91%) Oracle Fusion
15 184 (12.84%) XML
16 173 (12.07%) Oracle Database
17 168 (11.72%) .NET
18 162 (11.30%) SQL Server
19 159 (11.10%) ITIL
20 133 (9.28%) JMS
21 131 (9.14%) Apache
22 128 (8.93%) Red Hat
23 121 (8.44%) SOAP
24 113 (7.89%) Scrum
24 113 (7.89%) Python
24 113 (7.89%) HTTP
25 109 (7.61%) Security Cleared
26 107 (7.47%) C#

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 231 (16.12%) WebLogic
2 211 (14.72%) WebSphere
3 131 (9.14%) Apache
4 85 (5.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 79 (5.51%) Tomcat
6 73 (5.09%) Oracle Service Bus
7 62 (4.33%) JBoss
7 62 (4.33%) BizTalk Server
8 59 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 56 (3.91%) IIS
10 49 (3.42%) IBM HTTP Server
11 40 (2.79%) MQSeries
12 37 (2.58%) Confluence
12 37 (2.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 36 (2.51%) WebLogic Portal
14 32 (2.23%) SharePoint
15 23 (1.61%) WebSphere Process Server
16 19 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
17 17 (1.19%) AquaLogic
17 17 (1.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 55 (3.84%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.47%) MS Office
3 12 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.63%) MS Project
6 8 (0.56%) SPSS
7 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.070%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 78 (5.44%) Oracle EBS
2 75 (5.23%) Oracle BPM
3 33 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.74%) Documaker
4 25 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
5 20 (1.40%) SAP CRM
6 14 (0.98%) Oracle FAH
7 10 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.70%) ION MarketView
7 10 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.63%) RMDS
8 9 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
9 8 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.42%) ENOVIA
11 6 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.35%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.40%) SaaS
4 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.63%) Office 365
6 9 (0.63%) PaaS
7 6 (0.42%) IaaS
7 6 (0.42%) GitHub
8 3 (0.21%) Force.com
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.070%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.070%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.070%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 113 (7.89%) HTTP
2 92 (6.42%) Firewall
3 81 (5.65%) SSL
4 67 (4.68%) SAN
5 41 (2.86%) DNS
5 41 (2.86%) FTP
6 40 (2.79%) LDAP
7 39 (2.72%) Internet
8 36 (2.51%) LAN
9 34 (2.37%) WAN
10 32 (2.23%) NAS
11 31 (2.16%) HTTPS
12 25 (1.74%) TCP/IP
13 17 (1.19%) DHCP
14 16 (1.12%) BIG-IP
15 13 (0.91%) VPN
16 12 (0.84%) Network Security
17 11 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 10 (0.70%) Intranet
19 9 (0.63%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (12.07%) Oracle Database
2 162 (11.30%) SQL Server
3 94 (6.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 43 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 43 (3.00%) Oracle ODI
5 40 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 33 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
9 32 (2.23%) Oracle Exadata
10 29 (2.02%) DB2
11 25 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (1.74%) MySQL
12 24 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 21 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 20 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 18 (1.26%) Hadoop
16 17 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 98 (6.84%) JIRA
2 56 (3.91%) Maven
3 54 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 47 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 37 (2.58%) Subversion
6 27 (1.88%) Ant
7 26 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
8 21 (1.47%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.33%) Visual Studio
9 19 (1.33%) Introscope
10 18 (1.26%) Eclipse
10 18 (1.26%) Hudson
11 15 (1.05%) JUnit
11 15 (1.05%) ClearCase
12 11 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.70%) Selenium
13 10 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.63%) PVCS
14 9 (0.63%) ClearQuest
15 8 (0.56%) NetBeans
General
1 394 (27.49%) Finance
2 212 (14.79%) Banking
3 83 (5.79%) Front Office
4 81 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 54 (3.77%) Retail
6 50 (3.49%) Billing
7 44 (3.07%) Telecoms
8 38 (2.65%) Financial Institution
9 30 (2.09%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.26%) Legal
11 16 (1.12%) Advertising
12 14 (0.98%) Back Office
13 11 (0.77%) Automotive
14 9 (0.63%) Marketing
14 9 (0.63%) Games
14 9 (0.63%) Publishing
15 6 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.42%) Electronics
15 6 (0.42%) Local Government
15 6 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 307 (21.42%) Developer
2 299 (20.87%) Architect
3 133 (9.28%) Analyst
4 121 (8.44%) Solutions Architect
5 110 (7.68%) Consultant
6 77 (5.37%) Java Developer
7 64 (4.47%) Project Manager
8 53 (3.70%) Administrator
9 43 (3.00%) Oracle Consultant
10 41 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
11 40 (2.79%) Software Engineer
12 39 (2.72%) Middleware Developer
13 38 (2.65%) Technical Architect
14 35 (2.44%) Middleware Engineer
14 35 (2.44%) Business Analyst
14 35 (2.44%) .NET Developer
15 34 (2.37%) Oracle Developer
16 31 (2.16%) Designer
16 31 (2.16%) Support Analyst
17 30 (2.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (12.91%) Web Services
1 185 (12.91%) Oracle Fusion
2 184 (12.84%) XML
3 168 (11.72%) .NET
4 133 (9.28%) JMS
5 121 (8.44%) SOAP
6 88 (6.14%) J2EE
7 87 (6.07%) WebSphere MQ
8 85 (5.93%) REST
9 73 (5.09%) Spring
10 66 (4.61%) HTML
11 59 (4.12%) XSD
12 51 (3.56%) Java EE
13 48 (3.35%) WCF
14 46 (3.21%) JSON
15 45 (3.14%) XSLT
16 43 (3.00%) ASP.NET
16 43 (3.00%) JDBC
16 43 (3.00%) WSDL
17 39 (2.72%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 51 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
4 49 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 48 (3.35%) Clustering
5 48 (3.35%) Mainframe
6 45 (3.14%) Open Source
7 35 (2.44%) Fixed Income
8 30 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 29 (2.02%) Derivative
10 23 (1.61%) Visualisation
10 23 (1.61%) Hedge funds
10 23 (1.61%) DataPower
11 20 (1.40%) AS400
11 20 (1.40%) iSeries
11 20 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.33%) User Experience
13 15 (1.05%) SWIFT
14 13 (0.91%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 369 (25.75%) Linux
2 335 (23.38%) UNIX
3 251 (17.52%) Windows
4 91 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (5.72%) Solaris
6 50 (3.49%) AIX
7 42 (2.93%) Oracle Linux
8 38 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.67%) MVS
10 20 (1.40%) SELinux
11 19 (1.33%) zOS
12 16 (1.12%) HPUX
13 15 (1.05%) VME
14 14 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.77%) Android
16 10 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.63%) SUSE
18 8 (0.56%) Windows 7
19 6 (0.42%) VxWorks
19 6 (0.42%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (24.21%) SOA
2 231 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (11.10%) ITIL
4 113 (7.89%) Scrum
5 104 (7.26%) Project Management
6 100 (6.98%) CRM
7 96 (6.70%) UML
8 88 (6.14%) TOGAF
8 88 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
9 83 (5.79%) Migration
9 83 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
10 79 (5.51%) DevOps
11 76 (5.30%) Configuration Management
12 75 (5.23%) OO
12 75 (5.23%) Software Engineering
13 72 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 66 (4.61%) Workflow
15 65 (4.54%) Multithreading
16 64 (4.47%) EAI
17 63 (4.40%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 391 (27.29%) Java
2 273 (19.05%) SQL
3 113 (7.89%) Python
4 107 (7.47%) C#
5 83 (5.79%) C++
6 81 (5.65%) Shell Script
7 73 (5.09%) Bash Shell
8 68 (4.75%) Perl
9 58 (4.05%) C
10 55 (3.84%) Jython
11 54 (3.77%) PL/SQL
12 53 (3.70%) JavaScript
13 49 (3.42%) VB
14 47 (3.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 35 (2.44%) PowerShell
15 35 (2.44%) Ruby
16 25 (1.74%) XPath
16 25 (1.74%) XQuery
17 21 (1.47%) T-SQL
18 19 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 77 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.47%) Degree
4 27 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.12%) ISEB
6 14 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.91%) CISSP
8 10 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (0.70%) CCNA
9 8 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.49%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.49%) CCNP
11 6 (0.42%) CISM
11 6 (0.42%) PMP
12 5 (0.35%) MCSE
12 5 (0.35%) CISA
13 4 (0.28%) MCSD
14 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.63%) QA
2 33 (2.30%) SLA
3 24 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.42%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.070%) COREP
9 1 (0.070%) COSO
9 1 (0.070%) COBIT
9 1 (0.070%) Basel II
System Software
1 73 (5.09%) Oracle RAC
2 69 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.56%) Active Directory
4 34 (2.37%) VMware ESX
5 23 (1.61%) vCloud
6 13 (0.91%) Terminal Services
6 13 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (0.70%) NFS
8 9 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.63%) Firmware
9 8 (0.56%) Platform Symphony
10 7 (0.49%) RHEV
11 6 (0.42%) KVM
12 5 (0.35%) vSphere
12 5 (0.35%) XenApp
12 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.21%) SRDF
14 3 (0.21%) XenServer
15 2 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (5.23%) Puppet
2 67 (4.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 53 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
4 36 (2.51%) Control-M
5 35 (2.44%) OpenView
6 33 (2.30%) BladeLogic
7 28 (1.95%) Tivoli
8 18 (1.26%) Nagios
9 16 (1.12%) OPNET
10 15 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
10 15 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (1.05%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.98%) WMI
11 14 (0.98%) YUM
12 13 (0.91%) SCOM
13 11 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 10 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 10 (0.70%) Data Guard
15 8 (0.56%) CA LISA
15 8 (0.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 591 (41.24%) Oracle
2 205 (14.31%) IBM
3 196 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 128 (8.93%) Red Hat
5 94 (6.56%) TIBCO
5 94 (6.56%) VMware
6 86 (6.00%) HP
7 85 (5.93%) SAP
8 47 (3.28%) Citrix
9 44 (3.07%) Siebel
10 37 (2.58%) Remedy
10 37 (2.58%) Cisco
11 36 (2.51%) Sybase
12 33 (2.30%) 29West
12 33 (2.30%) Informatica
13 28 (1.95%) CA
13 28 (1.95%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.88%) Intel
15 26 (1.81%) BMC
15 26 (1.81%) SolarWinds
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