The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 41 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Middleware 15 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.49% 1.71% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.10% 4.71% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate £486 £550 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.59% +89.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £49.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
Middleware
East of England

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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
124 191 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.84% 36.31% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 98 88
Average daily rate £350 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £268 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 10
Average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £35.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +6.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.60 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware across the Essex region.

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Essex region.

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £486 - 1
Brentwood +6 2 - -
Middleware
East of England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 31 (68.89%) SOA
2 29 (64.44%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (46.67%) Java
3 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (40.00%) Open Source
4 18 (40.00%) REST
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
5 17 (37.78%) Scrum
6 16 (35.56%) Kanban
6 16 (35.56%) JSON
6 16 (35.56%) Puppet
6 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
6 16 (35.56%) WSO2
6 16 (35.56%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (33.33%) Linux
8 13 (28.89%) Web Services
8 13 (28.89%) Oracle
8 13 (28.89%) Subversion
9 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
9 12 (26.67%) User Stories
9 12 (26.67%) Mentoring
10 11 (24.44%) Coaching
10 11 (24.44%) XML
10 11 (24.44%) SOAP
10 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
10 11 (24.44%) SSL
10 11 (24.44%) HTTP
10 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
11 10 (22.22%) XSD
11 10 (22.22%) XSLT

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (22.22%) Apache ServiceMix
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.67%) Confluence
2 3 (6.67%) JBoss
2 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.22%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) HTTP
1 11 (24.44%) SSL
1 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) MySQL
2 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) Power BI
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Jenkins
2 13 (28.89%) Subversion
3 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (22.22%) EasyMock
4 10 (22.22%) Mockito
5 4 (8.89%) JIRA
6 2 (4.44%) VisualVM
7 1 (2.22%) Ant
7 1 (2.22%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.22%) Maven
7 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 18 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (24.44%) SOA Developer
4 10 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 10 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (15.56%) XML Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Coach
7 4 (8.89%) IT Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Integration Developer
8 3 (6.67%) IT Services Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Data Integration Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (4.44%) IT Programme Manager
9 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) REST
2 16 (35.56%) JSON
3 13 (28.89%) Web Services
4 11 (24.44%) SOAP
4 11 (24.44%) XML
5 10 (22.22%) Apache Camel
5 10 (22.22%) XSD
5 10 (22.22%) XSLT
6 7 (15.56%) Ajax
6 7 (15.56%) CSS
6 7 (15.56%) CSS3
6 7 (15.56%) HTML
6 7 (15.56%) HTML5
7 4 (8.89%) .NET
7 4 (8.89%) Django
7 4 (8.89%) Play Framework
7 4 (8.89%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (4.44%) COM+
9 1 (2.22%) J2EE
9 1 (2.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.44%) Data Integration
1 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
1 2 (4.44%) DataPower
1 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (17.78%) Unix
4 7 (15.56%) Mac OS X
5 6 (13.33%) Windows
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) SOA
2 29 (64.44%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (40.00%) Open Source
5 17 (37.78%) Scrum
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
6 16 (35.56%) Kanban
7 12 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 12 (26.67%) User Stories
8 11 (24.44%) Coaching
8 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
9 9 (20.00%) API Design
10 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (13.33%) Data Mapping
11 6 (13.33%) Data Modelling
11 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
12 5 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (11.11%) Web Design
13 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Ruby
3 4 (8.89%) Scala
4 3 (6.67%) C
4 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (35.56%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) Nagios
2 2 (4.44%) Opsview
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) WSO2
2 13 (28.89%) Oracle
3 10 (22.22%) Google
4 5 (11.11%) IBM
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) Splunk
7 1 (2.22%) CA
7 1 (2.22%) MKS
7 1 (2.22%) Rally
7 1 (2.22%) Software AG
7 1 (2.22%) TIBCO