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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
UK / England
Rank 177 159 177
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing Middleware 576 756 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.38% 1.58% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.39% 5.50% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 471 378
Median daily rate £481 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £306 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.47% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Median hourly rate £46.25 £43.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% -9.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%

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
13123 13745 13009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.35% 28.79% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9167 9580 8711
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 241 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.25 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

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 23 February 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
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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the England region over the 3 months to 23 February 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 +14 260 £520 +6.66% 71
South East -20 91 £450 +9.09% 21
North West -8 54 £475 +11.76% 11
East of England -20 46 £538 - 15
South West +17 39 £493 +28.75% 4
Yorkshire +1 34 £425 +9.67% 11
West Midlands -26 27 £453 +0.55% 9
North East -21 10 £295 +2.51%
East Midlands -36 7 £425 +14.86% 5
Midlands +1 1 £600 -17.24%
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 440 (33.98%) Oracle
2 380 (29.34%) Linux
3 349 (26.95%) Java
4 342 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
5 277 (21.39%) SOA
6 271 (20.93%) Finance
7 256 (19.77%) Unix
8 244 (18.84%) Windows
9 205 (15.83%) SQL
10 197 (15.21%) IBM
11 189 (14.59%) JavaScript
12 179 (13.82%) Banking
13 176 (13.59%) WebSphere
14 173 (13.36%) Web Services
15 164 (12.66%) DevOps
16 163 (12.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 163 (12.59%) Microsoft
17 152 (11.74%) WebLogic
18 142 (10.97%) Oracle Fusion
19 141 (10.89%) XML
20 140 (10.81%) ITIL
21 136 (10.50%) Security Cleared
22 135 (10.42%) SQL Server
23 131 (10.12%) HTML
24 128 (9.88%) Oracle Database
25 120 (9.27%) AIX
26 113 (8.73%) Scrum
26 113 (8.73%) SOAP
27 111 (8.57%) Apache
28 109 (8.42%) J2EE

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
1 176 (13.59%) WebSphere
2 163 (12.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 152 (11.74%) WebLogic
4 111 (8.57%) Apache
5 92 (7.10%) Tomcat
6 90 (6.95%) JBoss
7 69 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 55 (4.25%) Oracle Service Bus
9 52 (4.02%) IIS
10 43 (3.32%) Mule
11 39 (3.01%) Confluence
12 35 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (2.24%) CMS
13 29 (2.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 27 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
15 22 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
15 22 (1.70%) Mule ESB
16 19 (1.47%) Drupal
17 18 (1.39%) Tuxedo
18 17 (1.31%) MQSeries
Applications
1 48 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.46%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) MS Office
6 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.077%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 35 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 30 (2.32%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.77%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.39%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.31%) OpenText MBPM
8 4 (0.31%) SAP CRM for Utilities
8 4 (0.31%) Staffware
9 3 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.15%) Endur
10 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 85 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (3.94%) PaaS
4 32 (2.47%) IaaS
5 21 (1.62%) SaaS
6 20 (1.54%) GitHub
7 18 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (0.62%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.54%) Bluemix
10 7 (0.54%) Boomi
11 4 (0.31%) Force.com
11 4 (0.31%) Office 365
11 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 102 (7.88%) HTTP
2 83 (6.41%) SSL
3 76 (5.87%) Firewall
4 61 (4.71%) TCP/IP
5 57 (4.40%) DNS
6 56 (4.32%) SAN
7 33 (2.55%) LAN
7 33 (2.55%) NAS
8 29 (2.24%) WAN
9 26 (2.01%) Internet
10 25 (1.93%) FTP
11 24 (1.85%) HTTPS
12 22 (1.70%) LDAP
13 21 (1.62%) iSCSI
14 17 (1.31%) Multicast
15 12 (0.93%) Kerberos
15 12 (0.93%) VPN
16 11 (0.85%) FCoE
16 11 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (0.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 128 (9.88%) Oracle Database
3 80 (6.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 72 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 66 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 61 (4.71%) DB2
7 56 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (3.94%) Big Data
9 37 (2.86%) MongoDB
10 34 (2.63%) Hadoop
11 31 (2.39%) NoSQL
12 29 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
15 17 (1.31%) MySQL
16 15 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 14 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
18 12 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
19 11 (0.85%) HBase
Development Applications
1 99 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 82 (6.33%) Git (software)
3 79 (6.10%) JIRA
4 61 (4.71%) Subversion
5 58 (4.48%) Maven
6 32 (2.47%) JUnit
7 21 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (1.47%) TeamCity
9 18 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
10 17 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
11 16 (1.24%) Gradle
12 14 (1.08%) Mockito
12 14 (1.08%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.00%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.93%) Selenium
15 10 (0.77%) SoapUI
16 8 (0.62%) Introscope
16 8 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 271 (20.93%) Finance
2 179 (13.82%) Banking
3 69 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 62 (4.79%) Retail
5 55 (4.25%) Marketing
6 44 (3.40%) Front Office
7 40 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 40 (3.09%) Manufacturing
8 39 (3.01%) Electronics
9 15 (1.16%) Legal
10 12 (0.93%) Billing
11 11 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.77%) Prime Brokerage
12 10 (0.77%) Publishing
13 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.46%) Advertising
14 6 (0.46%) Back Office
15 5 (0.39%) French Language
16 4 (0.31%) Military
16 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 355 (27.41%) Developer
2 281 (21.70%) Architect
3 122 (9.42%) Solutions Architect
4 118 (9.11%) Java Developer
5 101 (7.80%) Consultant
6 73 (5.64%) Analyst
7 52 (4.02%) Middleware Engineer
8 51 (3.94%) Administrator
9 50 (3.86%) Middleware Developer
10 49 (3.78%) Oracle Developer
11 47 (3.63%) DBA
12 42 (3.24%) Technical Architect
13 40 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
13 40 (3.09%) Senior Developer
14 38 (2.93%) Project Manager
15 37 (2.86%) SOA Developer
16 33 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
16 33 (2.55%) Oracle DBA
17 32 (2.47%) Middleware Consultant
18 30 (2.32%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (13.36%) Web Services
2 142 (10.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 141 (10.89%) XML
4 131 (10.12%) HTML
5 113 (8.73%) SOAP
6 109 (8.42%) J2EE
7 104 (8.03%) JSON
8 96 (7.41%) REST
9 92 (7.10%) Spring
10 86 (6.64%) CSS
11 85 (6.56%) .NET
12 67 (5.17%) JMS
12 67 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
13 60 (4.63%) HTML5
14 59 (4.56%) RESTful
15 57 (4.40%) XSLT
16 46 (3.55%) IBM Integration Bus
17 35 (2.70%) jQuery
18 32 (2.47%) WebCenter
19 31 (2.39%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
1 76 (5.87%) Data Centre
2 54 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 51 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.47%) Mainframe
5 43 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (2.93%) Fixed Income
7 36 (2.78%) Clustering
8 29 (2.24%) DataPower
8 29 (2.24%) Derivative
8 29 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.01%) SWIFT
10 25 (1.93%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.62%) Equities
12 19 (1.47%) User Experience
13 17 (1.31%) N-Tier
14 16 (1.24%) STB
15 15 (1.16%) Fintech
15 15 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (1.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 380 (29.34%) Linux
2 256 (19.77%) Unix
3 244 (18.84%) Windows
4 120 (9.27%) AIX
5 106 (8.19%) Solaris
6 96 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (4.56%) Windows Server
8 38 (2.93%) Oracle Linux
9 26 (2.01%) HPUX
10 21 (1.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 19 (1.47%) zOS
12 17 (1.31%) SUSE
13 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (1.00%) Android
15 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.69%) OS/390
17 8 (0.62%) CentOS
17 8 (0.62%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.54%) MVS
19 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (21.39%) SOA
3 164 (12.66%) DevOps
4 140 (10.81%) ITIL
5 113 (8.73%) Scrum
6 109 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
7 104 (8.03%) Migration
8 90 (6.95%) High Availability
9 89 (6.87%) OO
10 84 (6.49%) TDD
11 82 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
11 82 (6.33%) E-Commerce
12 74 (5.71%) Configuration Management
13 73 (5.64%) Microservices
14 66 (5.10%) Project Management
15 64 (4.94%) CRM
15 64 (4.94%) Open Source
16 59 (4.56%) Multithreading
17 55 (4.25%) Change Management
18 54 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 349 (26.95%) Java
2 205 (15.83%) SQL
3 189 (14.59%) JavaScript
4 106 (8.19%) Perl
5 83 (6.41%) Python
6 61 (4.71%) C#
7 55 (4.25%) C++
8 52 (4.02%) Shell Script
9 34 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.55%) C
11 32 (2.47%) PowerShell
12 29 (2.24%) Jython
13 27 (2.08%) XPath
14 26 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.54%) PHP
15 20 (1.54%) Ruby
16 13 (1.00%) Korn
16 13 (1.00%) Scala
17 8 (0.62%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.62%) JCL
Qualifications
1 136 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 100 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 71 (5.48%) Degree
4 22 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.08%) CISSP
7 13 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.62%) ISEB
9 8 (0.62%) ISSAP
9 8 (0.62%) MCSE
9 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.39%) CCNA
10 5 (0.39%) CCNP
11 4 (0.31%) CCIE
11 4 (0.31%) CISA
11 4 (0.31%) CISM
11 4 (0.31%) EMC Certification
11 4 (0.31%) GCIH
11 4 (0.31%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.55%) QA
2 31 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 27 (2.08%) MiFID
4 10 (0.77%) SLA
5 8 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.54%) EMIR
7 6 (0.46%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.46%) SEPA
8 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.23%) ISO20022
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
11 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.077%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.077%) SDET
System Software
1 80 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.78%) Docker
4 32 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
5 20 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.00%) KVM
8 12 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.85%) SRDF
10 10 (0.77%) NFS
11 9 (0.69%) Xen
12 8 (0.62%) Time Sharing Option
12 8 (0.62%) vSphere
13 6 (0.46%) HDFS
13 6 (0.46%) vCloud
14 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.31%) GPFS
15 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (6.56%) Puppet
2 36 (2.78%) Ansible
3 29 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 21 (1.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 20 (1.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 17 (1.31%) QRadar
8 15 (1.16%) BladeLogic
8 15 (1.16%) SCOrch
9 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (1.00%) SCCM
11 12 (0.93%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.77%) Nagios
12 10 (0.77%) SCOM
13 7 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
13 7 (0.54%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 6 (0.46%) IBM BigFix
14 6 (0.46%) Netcool
14 6 (0.46%) Salt
15 5 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 440 (33.98%) Oracle
2 197 (15.21%) IBM
3 163 (12.59%) Microsoft
4 106 (8.19%) VMware
5 85 (6.56%) Red Hat
6 75 (5.79%) TIBCO
7 72 (5.56%) SAP
8 64 (4.94%) MuleSoft
9 44 (3.40%) Splunk
10 41 (3.17%) WSO2
11 38 (2.93%) HP
12 37 (2.86%) Cisco
13 31 (2.39%) CA
14 25 (1.93%) Sybase
15 24 (1.85%) Citrix
16 23 (1.78%) Dell
16 23 (1.78%) EMC
16 23 (1.78%) Solace
17 22 (1.70%) webMethods
18 20 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
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