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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 163 146 141
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Middleware 616 644 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.43% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 5.26% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 372 322
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £36.75 £35.80 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -10.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.08% -15.00%
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
12530 12253 11041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.27% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8266 7828 7071
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 230 289
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -39 288 £475 -5.00% 76
South East +4 116 £450 +9.42% 27
North West -28 46 £431 +27.77% 16
West Midlands +29 45 £475 +16.56% 10
East of England +36 38 £473 +36.95% 11
Yorkshire +7 26 £438 +34.61% 12
South West -5 23 £472 +52.33% 14
East Midlands +13 21 £540 +35.00% 5
North East -6 8 £300 +22.44% 6
Midlands +9 3 £400 +23.07%
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 597 (45.47%) Oracle
2 440 (33.51%) Java
3 356 (27.11%) Finance
4 338 (25.74%) Linux
5 310 (23.61%) SOA
6 295 (22.47%) UNIX
7 268 (20.41%) Windows
8 261 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
9 250 (19.04%) SQL
10 223 (16.98%) Oracle Fusion
11 215 (16.37%) WebLogic
12 212 (16.15%) WebSphere
13 197 (15.00%) IBM
14 177 (13.48%) XML
15 173 (13.18%) ITIL
16 168 (12.80%) Banking
17 167 (12.72%) Web Services
18 165 (12.57%) Oracle Database
19 158 (12.03%) SQL Server
20 157 (11.96%) .NET
21 141 (10.74%) Security Cleared
22 134 (10.21%) Microsoft
23 132 (10.05%) Project Management
24 119 (9.06%) J2EE
25 112 (8.53%) C#
26 108 (8.23%) Oracle Database 11g
27 106 (8.07%) Red Hat
28 102 (7.77%) HTML
29 101 (7.69%) TIBCO
30 97 (7.39%) Scrum

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 215 (16.37%) WebLogic
2 212 (16.15%) WebSphere
3 93 (7.08%) Apache
4 75 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 66 (5.03%) IIS
6 65 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 63 (4.80%) Oracle Service Bus
8 54 (4.11%) JBoss
9 46 (3.50%) SharePoint
10 38 (2.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 34 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
12 30 (2.28%) IBM HTTP Server
13 29 (2.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 27 (2.06%) CMS
15 22 (1.68%) Oracle 10gAS
16 21 (1.60%) Oracle Application Server
16 21 (1.60%) Adobe CQ
17 20 (1.52%) OpenStack
18 19 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
18 19 (1.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 49 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.07%) MS Office
3 11 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) SPSS
6 3 (0.23%) MS Project
7 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 68 (5.18%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (3.58%) Oracle BPM
3 43 (3.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (2.59%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
6 13 (0.99%) Documaker
7 12 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
9 8 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
9 8 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.61%) RMDS
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.53%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.53%) ION MarketView
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.38%) SAP CRM
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.37%) SaaS
2 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.76%) PaaS
3 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.61%) OpenShift
5 6 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.23%) Office 365
7 2 (0.15%) GitHub
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Force.com
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.15%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.076%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.076%) Taleo
8 1 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.076%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.48%) Firewall
2 68 (5.18%) HTTP
3 64 (4.87%) SAN
4 47 (3.58%) TCP/IP
5 41 (3.12%) NAS
6 32 (2.44%) SSL
6 32 (2.44%) Internet
7 31 (2.36%) LDAP
8 27 (2.06%) WAN
9 26 (1.98%) LAN
10 20 (1.52%) DNS
11 19 (1.45%) FTP
11 19 (1.45%) NetScaler
12 16 (1.22%) HTTPS
13 13 (0.99%) BIG-IP
13 13 (0.99%) Multicast
14 11 (0.84%) BGP
15 10 (0.76%) Network Security
15 10 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (12.57%) Oracle Database
2 158 (12.03%) SQL Server
3 108 (8.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 50 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 46 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
6 45 (3.43%) Oracle ODI
7 44 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (2.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 32 (2.44%) DB2
10 21 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 20 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 18 (1.37%) KDB
12 18 (1.37%) MySQL
13 17 (1.29%) Oracle Discoverer
14 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.99%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.99%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.84%) DataStage
16 10 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 75 (5.71%) Maven
2 68 (5.18%) Subversion
3 60 (4.57%) JIRA
4 55 (4.19%) Jenkins
5 47 (3.58%) Git (software)
6 44 (3.35%) Oracle Forms
7 33 (2.51%) Ant
8 32 (2.44%) JUnit
9 23 (1.75%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.52%) Hudson
11 18 (1.37%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.29%) Introscope
13 16 (1.22%) ClearCase
13 16 (1.22%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.07%) Selenium
15 13 (0.99%) Mockito
16 12 (0.91%) Toad
17 11 (0.84%) TeamCity
18 10 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
19 9 (0.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 356 (27.11%) Finance
2 168 (12.80%) Banking
3 66 (5.03%) Front Office
4 61 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 55 (4.19%) Retail
6 28 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.37%) Legal
7 18 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.22%) Publishing
9 15 (1.14%) Billing
10 12 (0.91%) Back Office
11 10 (0.76%) Games
12 9 (0.69%) Automotive
12 9 (0.69%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.69%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.61%) Local Government
13 8 (0.61%) Marketing
13 8 (0.61%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.46%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 322 (24.52%) Developer
2 265 (20.18%) Architect
3 191 (14.55%) Analyst
4 113 (8.61%) Java Developer
5 107 (8.15%) Solutions Architect
6 93 (7.08%) Consultant
7 62 (4.72%) Project Manager
7 62 (4.72%) Oracle Developer
8 54 (4.11%) Administrator
9 53 (4.04%) Business Analyst
10 46 (3.50%) DBA
11 42 (3.20%) Support Analyst
12 41 (3.12%) Infrastructure Architect
13 34 (2.59%) Oracle DBA
14 33 (2.51%) Senior Developer
15 32 (2.44%) Integration Architect
15 32 (2.44%) C++ Developer
15 32 (2.44%) Oracle Consultant
15 32 (2.44%) Middleware Developer
16 30 (2.28%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (16.98%) Oracle Fusion
2 177 (13.48%) XML
3 167 (12.72%) Web Services
4 157 (11.96%) .NET
5 119 (9.06%) J2EE
6 102 (7.77%) HTML
7 90 (6.85%) SOAP
8 82 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
9 70 (5.33%) JMS
10 66 (5.03%) REST
11 65 (4.95%) Spring
12 58 (4.42%) XSD
13 57 (4.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 55 (4.19%) XSLT
15 54 (4.11%) CSS
16 47 (3.58%) JSON
17 43 (3.27%) WSDL
18 38 (2.89%) Java EE
19 37 (2.82%) HTML5
20 34 (2.59%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 55 (4.19%) Clustering
4 47 (3.58%) Open Source
5 45 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (3.12%) Computer Science
6 41 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.74%) Mainframe
8 34 (2.59%) Fixed Income
9 26 (1.98%) Replication
10 25 (1.90%) User Experience
11 24 (1.83%) Equities
11 24 (1.83%) N-Tier
12 23 (1.75%) DataPower
13 21 (1.60%) Data Integration
14 19 (1.45%) Statistics
15 16 (1.22%) Derivative
15 16 (1.22%) PKI
16 15 (1.14%) Visualisation
17 9 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 338 (25.74%) Linux
2 295 (22.47%) UNIX
3 268 (20.41%) Windows
4 92 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (6.78%) Solaris
6 58 (4.42%) AIX
7 28 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
9 24 (1.83%) HPUX
10 16 (1.22%) Android
11 13 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (0.91%) SUSE
13 10 (0.76%) zOS
14 9 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.46%) CentOS
16 6 (0.46%) VMS
16 6 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (23.61%) SOA
2 261 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (13.18%) ITIL
4 132 (10.05%) Project Management
5 97 (7.39%) Scrum
6 90 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 82 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 78 (5.94%) Configuration Management
9 76 (5.79%) Low Latency
10 72 (5.48%) Migration
11 71 (5.41%) Multithreading
12 70 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
13 69 (5.26%) OO
14 66 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (4.80%) UML
16 58 (4.42%) TDD
16 58 (4.42%) TOGAF
17 57 (4.34%) E-Commerce
17 57 (4.34%) Release Management
18 50 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 440 (33.51%) Java
2 250 (19.04%) SQL
3 112 (8.53%) C#
4 85 (6.47%) Shell Script
5 81 (6.17%) C++
6 78 (5.94%) JavaScript
7 71 (5.41%) PL/SQL
8 46 (3.50%) Python
9 45 (3.43%) Bash Shell
10 42 (3.20%) Perl
10 42 (3.20%) C
11 34 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 30 (2.28%) Ruby
13 23 (1.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 22 (1.68%) VBScript
15 17 (1.29%) Jython
16 15 (1.14%) XPath
17 14 (1.07%) VB
18 13 (0.99%) COBOL
19 11 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 72 (5.48%) Degree
4 40 (3.05%) VCP4
5 31 (2.36%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.37%) ISEB
7 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.53%) CCNP
10 7 (0.53%) CCNA
11 6 (0.46%) CISSP
11 6 (0.46%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.46%) PMP
11 6 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.30%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.49%) QA
2 20 (1.52%) SLA
3 13 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.30%) COBIT
6 3 (0.23%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.076%) COSO
8 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.076%) EMIR
System Software
1 67 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (4.49%) Oracle RAC
3 30 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 26 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 26 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 22 (1.68%) XenApp
7 21 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.84%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.76%) vSphere
11 8 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.61%) NFS
12 6 (0.46%) Xen
12 6 (0.46%) vCloud
12 6 (0.46%) SRDF
12 6 (0.46%) KVM
13 5 (0.38%) Squid
14 3 (0.23%) Firmware
14 3 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 63 (4.80%) Puppet
2 45 (3.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 26 (1.98%) OpenView
4 22 (1.68%) Oracle Identity Management
5 21 (1.60%) SCCM
6 20 (1.52%) HP SIM
7 19 (1.45%) SCOM
8 16 (1.22%) SCVMM
8 16 (1.22%) EdgeSight
9 13 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
9 13 (0.99%) Data Guard
9 13 (0.99%) OPNET
10 12 (0.91%) BMC PATROL
11 10 (0.76%) Control-M
11 10 (0.76%) BladeLogic
11 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.69%) CA LISA
13 8 (0.61%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 7 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 597 (45.47%) Oracle
2 197 (15.00%) IBM
3 134 (10.21%) Microsoft
4 106 (8.07%) Red Hat
5 101 (7.69%) TIBCO
6 92 (7.01%) HP
7 84 (6.40%) VMware
8 68 (5.18%) SAP
9 49 (3.73%) webMethods
10 42 (3.20%) Cisco
11 36 (2.74%) Citrix
12 35 (2.67%) CA
13 33 (2.51%) F5
14 32 (2.44%) EMC
15 28 (2.13%) BMC
15 28 (2.13%) Veritas
16 23 (1.75%) Remedy
17 22 (1.68%) Software AG
17 22 (1.68%) Sybase
18 21 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
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