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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 155 149 122
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -27
Contract jobs citing Middleware 723 687 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.44% 1.43% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.12% 4.86% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 431 462
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £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 6 8 28
Average hourly rate £27.38 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £40.70 £26.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £45.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.88% +20.00%
Middleware
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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
14120 14122 14670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.05% 29.36% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9090 9252 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 195 250 344
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 £16.00 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 402 £500 -4.76% 67
South East -16 85 £425 -5.55% 22
North West +14 57 £463 +15.62% 10
West Midlands +17 47 £450 +9.09% 7
South West -25 36 £456 +17.74% 5
East of England -23 28 £450 -5.26% 17
Yorkshire -10 26 £425 +13.33% 13
East Midlands +3 18 £450 +36.36% 6
North East -10 14 £350 -17.64% 2
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 557 (40.69%) Oracle
2 365 (26.66%) Java
3 352 (25.71%) Finance
4 351 (25.64%) Linux
5 335 (24.47%) UNIX
6 330 (24.11%) SOA
7 252 (18.41%) SQL
8 224 (16.36%) WebLogic
9 221 (16.14%) Windows
9 221 (16.14%) Web Services
10 211 (15.41%) WebSphere
11 191 (13.95%) Microsoft
12 190 (13.88%) IBM
13 188 (13.73%) Banking
14 186 (13.59%) XML
15 181 (13.22%) Oracle Fusion
16 178 (13.00%) .NET
17 177 (12.93%) Oracle Database
18 176 (12.86%) SQL Server
19 142 (10.37%) ITIL
20 118 (8.62%) Apache
21 110 (8.04%) JMS
22 104 (7.60%) Python
22 104 (7.60%) Security Cleared
23 103 (7.52%) SOAP
24 102 (7.45%) Red Hat
25 101 (7.38%) CRM
25 101 (7.38%) HTTP
25 101 (7.38%) Project Management
25 101 (7.38%) Scrum

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 224 (16.36%) WebLogic
2 211 (15.41%) WebSphere
3 118 (8.62%) Apache
4 81 (5.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 79 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 73 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
7 63 (4.60%) Tomcat
8 56 (4.09%) WebSphere Application Server
9 47 (3.43%) SharePoint
10 43 (3.14%) IIS
11 42 (3.07%) IBM HTTP Server
12 36 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
12 36 (2.63%) MQSeries
13 32 (2.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 27 (1.97%) Confluence
15 20 (1.46%) TIBCO EMS
16 17 (1.24%) WebSphere Process Server
17 15 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
17 15 (1.10%) MS Exchange
18 14 (1.02%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 62 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.90%) MS Office
3 18 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.95%) MS Project
5 10 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.29%) SPSS
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 70 (5.11%) Oracle EBS
2 52 (3.80%) Oracle BPM
3 35 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (1.83%) SAP CRM
5 23 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (1.31%) Documaker
7 14 (1.02%) Oracle FAH
8 11 (0.80%) RMDS
9 10 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
11 8 (0.58%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.37%) ENOVIA
13 3 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
13 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.22%) Endur
13 3 (0.22%) Adaptiv
13 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 3 (0.22%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.05%) SaaS
2 24 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.31%) PaaS
3 18 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.95%) IaaS
6 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.44%) GitHub
8 4 (0.29%) Office 365
8 4 (0.29%) Force.com
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.073%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.38%) HTTP
2 74 (5.41%) Firewall
3 71 (5.19%) SSL
4 56 (4.09%) SAN
5 44 (3.21%) Internet
6 43 (3.14%) FTP
6 43 (3.14%) LAN
7 41 (2.99%) WAN
8 40 (2.92%) LDAP
9 39 (2.85%) DNS
10 29 (2.12%) HTTPS
11 27 (1.97%) TCP/IP
12 24 (1.75%) Intranet
13 21 (1.53%) VPN
14 16 (1.17%) NAS
15 13 (0.95%) Network Security
16 12 (0.88%) DHCP
16 12 (0.88%) SSH
17 9 (0.66%) BIG-IP
17 9 (0.66%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (12.93%) Oracle Database
2 176 (12.86%) SQL Server
3 94 (6.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 56 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 54 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (3.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 43 (3.14%) NoSQL
8 42 (3.07%) Oracle ODI
9 35 (2.56%) MySQL
10 31 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
12 26 (1.90%) DB2
12 26 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
13 25 (1.83%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (1.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 20 (1.46%) RDBMS
17 19 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 83 (6.06%) JIRA
2 54 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.51%) Maven
4 45 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 44 (3.21%) Subversion
6 23 (1.68%) Eclipse
7 22 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 22 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
8 21 (1.53%) Ant
8 21 (1.53%) Introscope
9 19 (1.39%) JUnit
10 18 (1.31%) SoapUI
11 17 (1.24%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.95%) Hudson
13 10 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.73%) Toad
13 10 (0.73%) ClearCase
13 10 (0.73%) ClearQuest
13 10 (0.73%) NUnit
14 9 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 352 (25.71%) Finance
2 188 (13.73%) Banking
3 78 (5.70%) Front Office
4 74 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 63 (4.60%) Retail
6 48 (3.51%) Billing
7 45 (3.29%) Telecoms
8 38 (2.78%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.68%) Advertising
11 20 (1.46%) Back Office
12 16 (1.17%) Marketing
13 13 (0.95%) Automotive
13 13 (0.95%) Legal
14 11 (0.80%) Games
14 11 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.73%) Electronics
16 9 (0.66%) Publishing
17 6 (0.44%) French Language
18 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 323 (23.59%) Architect
2 260 (18.99%) Developer
3 124 (9.06%) Solutions Architect
4 123 (8.98%) Analyst
5 120 (8.77%) Consultant
6 67 (4.89%) Project Manager
7 61 (4.46%) Java Developer
8 52 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 47 (3.43%) Administrator
10 41 (2.99%) Technical Architect
11 36 (2.63%) .NET Developer
12 35 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
13 33 (2.41%) DBA
13 33 (2.41%) Middleware Consultant
14 31 (2.26%) Applications Support
15 30 (2.19%) Senior Developer
15 30 (2.19%) Oracle DBA
15 30 (2.19%) Designer
16 29 (2.12%) Middleware Engineer
17 28 (2.05%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (16.14%) Web Services
2 186 (13.59%) XML
3 181 (13.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 178 (13.00%) .NET
5 110 (8.04%) JMS
6 103 (7.52%) SOAP
7 92 (6.72%) REST
8 87 (6.36%) J2EE
9 75 (5.48%) WebSphere MQ
10 67 (4.89%) Spring
11 55 (4.02%) HTML
12 54 (3.94%) WCF
13 50 (3.65%) ASP.NET
14 47 (3.43%) Java EE
15 44 (3.21%) JSON
16 43 (3.14%) WebCenter
16 43 (3.14%) WSDL
17 42 (3.07%) XSLT
17 42 (3.07%) XSD
18 38 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.97%) Open Source
2 50 (3.65%) Mainframe
3 42 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.78%) Clustering
5 35 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (2.41%) Fixed Income
7 29 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.12%) Hedge funds
8 28 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.05%) iSeries
9 24 (1.75%) Derivative
10 21 (1.53%) AS400
11 18 (1.31%) DTV
11 18 (1.31%) DataPower
11 18 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.24%) PKI
13 14 (1.02%) Replication
13 14 (1.02%) Equities
13 14 (1.02%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 351 (25.64%) Linux
2 335 (24.47%) UNIX
3 221 (16.14%) Windows
4 88 (6.43%) Solaris
5 72 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (3.94%) AIX
7 36 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
9 26 (1.90%) MVS
10 24 (1.75%) zOS
11 21 (1.53%) VME
12 17 (1.24%) HPUX
13 14 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.02%) Android
14 13 (0.95%) SELinux
15 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.66%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.51%) SUSE
19 6 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (24.11%) SOA
2 142 (10.37%) ITIL
3 101 (7.38%) CRM
3 101 (7.38%) Project Management
3 101 (7.38%) Scrum
4 99 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
5 94 (6.87%) UML
6 90 (6.57%) TOGAF
7 84 (6.14%) Migration
8 77 (5.62%) Configuration Management
9 74 (5.41%) OO
9 74 (5.41%) DevOps
10 67 (4.89%) Software Engineering
11 63 (4.60%) TDD
12 62 (4.53%) Workflow
13 61 (4.46%) E-Commerce
14 60 (4.38%) MVC
14 60 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (4.16%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 365 (26.66%) Java
2 252 (18.41%) SQL
3 104 (7.60%) Python
4 93 (6.79%) C#
5 85 (6.21%) Shell Script
6 65 (4.75%) Perl
7 61 (4.46%) PL/SQL
8 59 (4.31%) Bash Shell
9 54 (3.94%) VB
10 53 (3.87%) C++
10 53 (3.87%) C
11 52 (3.80%) JavaScript
12 45 (3.29%) Jython
13 30 (2.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 29 (2.12%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.83%) Ruby
16 22 (1.61%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.61%) VBScript
17 19 (1.39%) Scala
18 16 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 81 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.97%) Degree
4 21 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.24%) PMI Certification
6 15 (1.10%) CISSP
7 14 (1.02%) PMP
8 12 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.88%) ISEB
9 10 (0.73%) MCSE
10 9 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.51%) CISA
12 7 (0.51%) CISM
12 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.37%) 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 34 (2.48%) QA
2 27 (1.97%) SLA
3 24 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.22%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.073%) Basel II
9 1 (0.073%) COSO
9 1 (0.073%) COREP
System Software
1 71 (5.19%) Oracle RAC
2 56 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (3.65%) Active Directory
4 39 (2.85%) VMware ESX
5 16 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (1.17%) vCloud
6 9 (0.66%) KVM
6 9 (0.66%) vSphere
6 9 (0.66%) NFS
7 8 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.58%) RHEV
8 7 (0.51%) XenApp
9 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.37%) GPFS
10 4 (0.29%) Xen
11 3 (0.22%) XenServer
11 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.22%) SRDF
12 2 (0.15%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 71 (5.19%) Puppet
2 61 (4.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 35 (2.56%) Control-M
3 35 (2.56%) BladeLogic
4 33 (2.41%) Oracle Identity Management
5 32 (2.34%) Tivoli
6 18 (1.31%) Nagios
6 18 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.02%) YUM
7 14 (1.02%) WMI
7 14 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (0.95%) NetBackup
9 12 (0.88%) SCOM
10 11 (0.80%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.80%) Vagrant
10 11 (0.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 11 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.73%) OpenView
12 9 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.51%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 557 (40.69%) Oracle
2 191 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 190 (13.88%) IBM
4 102 (7.45%) Red Hat
5 91 (6.65%) VMware
6 88 (6.43%) SAP
7 82 (5.99%) TIBCO
8 66 (4.82%) HP
9 64 (4.67%) JBoss
10 44 (3.21%) Citrix
11 42 (3.07%) Siebel
12 34 (2.48%) Sybase
13 33 (2.41%) Remedy
14 27 (1.97%) CA
14 27 (1.97%) 29West
15 24 (1.75%) EMC
16 23 (1.68%) Informatica
17 22 (1.61%) Altiris
18 21 (1.53%) Intel
18 21 (1.53%) Cisco
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