The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
UK / Scotland
Rank 88 84 93
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Middleware 20 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 1.92% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.12% 7.66% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 14
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £436
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +15.38%

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
485 653 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.15% 25.04% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 377 372
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 6
Median hourly rate £52.00 £23.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.94% -47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £36.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

Middleware
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Middleware Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Middleware Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Middleware
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Middleware Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Edinburgh -8 12 £500 +25.00% 2
Glasgow -3 5 £325 +44.44% 1
West Lothian - 4 £325 -
Middleware
UK

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 35 (53.85%) SQL
1 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) Unix
3 20 (30.77%) Java
4 17 (26.15%) Relational Database
5 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
6 15 (23.08%) Oracle
6 15 (23.08%) Finance
6 15 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 14 (21.54%) Web Services
7 14 (21.54%) Linux
8 13 (20.00%) C#
8 13 (20.00%) Banking
9 12 (18.46%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (18.46%) Change Control
9 12 (18.46%) SDLC
9 12 (18.46%) .NET
9 12 (18.46%) PL/SQL
9 12 (18.46%) CRM
9 12 (18.46%) Data Modelling
9 12 (18.46%) ETL
9 12 (18.46%) RDBMS
10 11 (16.92%) ITIL
10 11 (16.92%) Windows
11 10 (15.38%) Python
11 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 10 (15.38%) SOA
11 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 10 (15.38%) BizTalk Server

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (6.15%) JBoss
4 3 (4.62%) GlassFish
4 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) IaaS
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) PaaS
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) HTTPS
2 6 (9.23%) Firewall
2 6 (9.23%) HTTP
2 6 (9.23%) iSCSI
2 6 (9.23%) NAS
2 6 (9.23%) SAN
3 3 (4.62%) FTP
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) Relational Database
2 15 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 12 (18.46%) RDBMS
4 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Maven
2 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.15%) Subversion
4 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.62%) JIRA
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.08%) Selenium
6 1 (1.54%) Ant
6 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Banking
3 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.77%) Billing
5 2 (3.08%) Advertising
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) Front Office
6 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Developer
2 13 (20.00%) Designer
3 11 (16.92%) Database Designer
4 10 (15.38%) BizTalk Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) TIBCO Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Administrator
9 2 (3.08%) Database Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Designer
9 2 (3.08%) Middleware Specialist
9 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Specialist
10 1 (1.54%) Automation Tester
10 1 (1.54%) Identity Management Specialist
10 1 (1.54%) Interaction Designer
10 1 (1.54%) Middleware Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) Web Services
2 12 (18.46%) .NET
3 9 (13.85%) HTML
4 8 (12.31%) SOAP
5 7 (10.77%) JSON
6 6 (9.23%) CSS
6 6 (9.23%) Spring
7 5 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 5 (7.69%) REST
8 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
8 4 (6.15%) J2EE
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 4 (6.15%) XML
9 3 (4.62%) Apache CXF
9 3 (4.62%) Apache Flex
9 3 (4.62%) EJB
9 3 (4.62%) HTML5
9 3 (4.62%) ISPF
9 3 (4.62%) Struts
9 3 (4.62%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.15%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.62%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.62%) iSeries
3 3 (4.62%) Replication
3 3 (4.62%) Tandem
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.54%) DataPower
5 1 (1.54%) Equities
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.85%) Unix
2 14 (21.54%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) Windows
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.69%) zOS
6 4 (6.15%) AIX
7 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Change Control
2 12 (18.46%) CRM
2 12 (18.46%) Data Modelling
2 12 (18.46%) ETL
2 12 (18.46%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (18.46%) SDLC
3 11 (16.92%) ITIL
4 10 (15.38%) SOA
5 8 (12.31%) ERP
5 8 (12.31%) ITSM
5 8 (12.31%) OO
6 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum
7 6 (9.23%) Software Distribution
7 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.23%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
9 4 (6.15%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.85%) SQL
2 20 (30.77%) Java
3 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.00%) C#
5 12 (18.46%) PL/SQL
6 10 (15.38%) Python
7 9 (13.85%) Jython
7 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.62%) JCL
9 2 (3.08%) Perl
9 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) BladeLogic
1 9 (13.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 9 (13.85%) Puppet
1 9 (13.85%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.85%) BMC
3 9 (13.85%) CA
3 9 (13.85%) Dell
3 9 (13.85%) HP
4 5 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 4 (6.15%) IBM
6 3 (4.62%) Axway
6 3 (4.62%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.54%) Twitter