The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 137 118 110
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing Middleware 389 491 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.60% 1.94% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.29% 6.27% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 315 311
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £411
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +20.00%
Middleware
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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7358 7835 7426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.29% 31.03% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5429 5695 5291
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 74
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £59.87 £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 London

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in London

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in London

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in London

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in London

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
City of London -13 112 £440 -12.00% 28
Greenford - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 254 (34.00%) Oracle
2 231 (30.92%) Linux
3 227 (30.39%) Finance
4 207 (27.71%) UNIX
5 197 (26.37%) Java
6 173 (23.16%) Banking
7 163 (21.82%) Windows
8 143 (19.14%) SOA
9 140 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
10 129 (17.27%) SQL
11 118 (15.80%) WebSphere
12 111 (14.86%) WebLogic
13 109 (14.59%) Microsoft
14 106 (14.19%) .NET
15 98 (13.12%) Python
15 98 (13.12%) IBM
16 96 (12.85%) SQL Server
17 92 (12.32%) JIRA
18 90 (12.05%) Web Services
19 89 (11.91%) JMS
20 83 (11.11%) Red Hat
20 83 (11.11%) HTTP
20 83 (11.11%) XML
21 81 (10.84%) Front Office
21 81 (10.84%) Oracle Fusion
22 80 (10.71%) Investment Banking
23 78 (10.44%) ITIL
23 78 (10.44%) Apache
24 71 (9.50%) C#
25 70 (9.37%) Oracle Database

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 118 (15.80%) WebSphere
2 111 (14.86%) WebLogic
3 78 (10.44%) Apache
4 57 (7.63%) Tomcat
5 41 (5.49%) IBM HTTP Server
6 40 (5.35%) JBoss
6 40 (5.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 40 (5.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 39 (5.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 37 (4.95%) Confluence
9 34 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 33 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
10 33 (4.42%) WebLogic Portal
10 33 (4.42%) IIS
11 26 (3.48%) MQSeries
12 22 (2.95%) SharePoint
13 18 (2.41%) TIBCO EMS
14 15 (2.01%) WebSphere Process Server
15 13 (1.74%) MS Exchange
16 11 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 25 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.94%) SPSS
4 6 (0.80%) MS Project
4 6 (0.80%) MS Office
5 5 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (4.95%) Oracle BPM
2 34 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (3.35%) Documaker
4 14 (1.87%) Oracle FAH
5 10 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (1.34%) ION MarketView
6 9 (1.20%) RMDS
7 7 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.67%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.67%) Adaptiv
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.40%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle AGIS
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.07%) Office 365
6 5 (0.67%) GitHub
7 2 (0.27%) SaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (11.11%) HTTP
2 62 (8.30%) SSL
3 36 (4.82%) Firewall
4 29 (3.88%) SAN
5 25 (3.35%) DNS
6 24 (3.21%) HTTPS
7 22 (2.95%) TCP/IP
8 20 (2.68%) Internet
9 18 (2.41%) NAS
9 18 (2.41%) LDAP
9 18 (2.41%) WAN
10 17 (2.28%) FTP
11 16 (2.14%) LAN
12 11 (1.47%) BIG-IP
13 8 (1.07%) Multicast
13 8 (1.07%) Intranet
14 6 (0.80%) DVB
14 6 (0.80%) VoIP
15 5 (0.67%) Ethernet
15 5 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 70 (9.37%) Oracle Database
3 48 (6.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 34 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
5 32 (4.28%) Oracle Exadata
5 32 (4.28%) Oracle BI EE
6 24 (3.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 24 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 23 (3.08%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.68%) MongoDB
9 18 (2.41%) Hadoop
10 17 (2.28%) DB2
11 15 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.87%) Siebel EIM
13 13 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (1.34%) Big Data
16 9 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 92 (12.32%) JIRA
2 42 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.55%) Maven
4 26 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.48%) Subversion
5 20 (2.68%) TeamCity
6 14 (1.87%) Introscope
7 12 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (1.07%) ClearCase
8 8 (1.07%) NUnit
9 6 (0.80%) PHPUnit
9 6 (0.80%) Ant
10 4 (0.54%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.40%) JUnit
11 3 (0.40%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (0.40%) Mercurial
General
1 227 (30.39%) Finance
2 173 (23.16%) Banking
3 81 (10.84%) Front Office
4 80 (10.71%) Investment Banking
5 36 (4.82%) Financial Institution
6 35 (4.69%) Retail
7 33 (4.42%) Billing
8 15 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.20%) Back Office
9 9 (1.20%) Legal
9 9 (1.20%) Advertising
10 6 (0.80%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.67%) Publishing
12 4 (0.54%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.40%) French Language
13 3 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 175 (23.43%) Developer
2 113 (15.13%) Architect
3 84 (11.24%) Analyst
4 66 (8.84%) Consultant
5 46 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
6 45 (6.02%) Java Developer
7 31 (4.15%) Project Manager
8 30 (4.02%) Oracle Consultant
9 28 (3.75%) Administrator
10 27 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 26 (3.48%) Middleware Engineer
12 25 (3.35%) Applications Support
13 24 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
14 22 (2.95%) Middleware Developer
14 22 (2.95%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.95%) .NET Developer
15 20 (2.68%) C++ Developer
16 17 (2.28%) Integration Engineer
17 16 (2.14%) Business Analyst
17 16 (2.14%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.19%) .NET
2 90 (12.05%) Web Services
3 89 (11.91%) JMS
4 83 (11.11%) XML
5 81 (10.84%) Oracle Fusion
6 60 (8.03%) SOAP
7 56 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
8 46 (6.16%) REST
9 38 (5.09%) WCF
10 37 (4.95%) J2EE
11 33 (4.42%) XSD
11 33 (4.42%) JDBC
11 33 (4.42%) WebCenter
12 32 (4.28%) JSON
12 32 (4.28%) Spring
13 28 (3.75%) Rendezvous
14 25 (3.35%) ASP.NET
15 24 (3.21%) Apache Camel
15 24 (3.21%) Java EE
15 24 (3.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (4.69%) Fixed Income
4 29 (3.88%) Clustering
4 29 (3.88%) Derivative
5 28 (3.75%) Open Source
6 24 (3.21%) Mainframe
7 23 (3.08%) Hedge funds
8 18 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.14%) Visualisation
10 14 (1.87%) SWIFT
11 11 (1.47%) Grid Computing
11 11 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.34%) iSeries
12 10 (1.34%) DTV
12 10 (1.34%) STB
12 10 (1.34%) AS400
13 9 (1.20%) Equities
13 9 (1.20%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 231 (30.92%) Linux
2 207 (27.71%) UNIX
3 163 (21.82%) Windows
4 59 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (4.95%) Solaris
6 29 (3.88%) Oracle Linux
7 27 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.68%) SELinux
9 17 (2.28%) AIX
10 12 (1.61%) zOS
11 11 (1.47%) MVS
11 11 (1.47%) VME
12 9 (1.20%) Android
13 6 (0.80%) SUSE
14 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.27%) HPUX
17 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (19.14%) SOA
2 140 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (10.44%) ITIL
4 63 (8.43%) DevOps
5 58 (7.76%) Multithreading
6 57 (7.63%) UML
7 56 (7.50%) Scrum
8 55 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (7.23%) TDD
10 49 (6.56%) Release Management
11 47 (6.29%) Low Latency
11 47 (6.29%) Project Management
12 46 (6.16%) Configuration Management
13 42 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (5.49%) OO
15 40 (5.35%) EAI
16 39 (5.22%) MVC
17 37 (4.95%) CRM
18 35 (4.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 197 (26.37%) Java
2 129 (17.27%) SQL
3 98 (13.12%) Python
4 71 (9.50%) C#
5 64 (8.57%) Bash Shell
6 59 (7.90%) C++
7 54 (7.23%) Jython
8 50 (6.69%) Perl
9 42 (5.62%) Shell Script
10 35 (4.69%) VB
11 30 (4.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 30 (4.02%) PowerShell
12 29 (3.88%) Ruby
13 27 (3.61%) C
14 22 (2.95%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.41%) VBScript
15 18 (2.41%) JavaScript
16 12 (1.61%) Scala
17 11 (1.47%) XPath
18 9 (1.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (4.55%) Degree
2 23 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.28%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.34%) CISSP
6 6 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.80%) CISM
7 5 (0.67%) CISA
7 5 (0.67%) MCSE
7 5 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.67%) ISEB
7 5 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.54%) PMP
8 4 (0.54%) MCSD
9 3 (0.40%) CCSA
9 3 (0.40%) CCNA
9 3 (0.40%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.15%) QA
2 22 (2.95%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.28%) SLA
4 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) COSO
System Software
1 44 (5.89%) Oracle RAC
2 42 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.15%) Active Directory
4 28 (3.75%) VMware ESX
5 23 (3.08%) vCloud
6 8 (1.07%) Platform Symphony
7 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.80%) NFS
8 4 (0.54%) vSphere
9 3 (0.40%) Firmware
9 3 (0.40%) SRDF
10 2 (0.27%) XenApp
10 2 (0.27%) Xen
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.27%) KVM
10 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.13%) Nmap
11 1 (0.13%) NDS
11 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 57 (7.63%) Puppet
2 40 (5.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 34 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
4 33 (4.42%) Control-M
5 26 (3.48%) BladeLogic
6 18 (2.41%) Nagios
7 14 (1.87%) WMI
7 14 (1.87%) ITRS Geneos
7 14 (1.87%) Tivoli
7 14 (1.87%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.61%) SCOM
9 11 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (1.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 7 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.67%) CA LISA
13 4 (0.54%) OMEGAMON
13 4 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (0.40%) YUM
Vendors
1 254 (34.00%) Oracle
2 109 (14.59%) Microsoft
3 98 (13.12%) IBM
4 83 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 60 (8.03%) VMware
6 56 (7.50%) TIBCO
7 38 (5.09%) Siebel
8 33 (4.42%) 29West
9 32 (4.28%) Remedy
10 31 (4.15%) Sybase
11 28 (3.75%) Atlassian
11 28 (3.75%) HP
12 22 (2.95%) Altiris
12 22 (2.95%) Citrix
13 21 (2.81%) Intel
14 19 (2.54%) Informatica
15 17 (2.28%) SAP
15 17 (2.28%) Symantec
16 15 (2.01%) DataSynapse
17 14 (1.87%) Cisco
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