The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware
Rank 75 98 79
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs citing Middleware 56 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.20% 0.95% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.97% 3.96% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 21
Average daily rate £395 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
624 631 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.49% 23.86% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 364 306
Average daily rate £363 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Average hourly rate £23.75 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.25 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
Edinburgh +7 40 £400 -11.11% 4
Glasgow +19 16 £294 -21.66% 6
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Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (34.95%) SOA
2 31 (30.10%) Java
2 31 (30.10%) Finance
3 27 (26.21%) Linux
3 27 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (25.24%) SQL
5 25 (24.27%) Oracle
5 25 (24.27%) Web Services
5 25 (24.27%) IBM
6 22 (21.36%) Banking
7 21 (20.39%) WebSphere
8 19 (18.45%) DevOps
9 18 (17.48%) JBoss
10 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
10 16 (15.53%) HTTP
10 16 (15.53%) Data Centre
11 14 (13.59%) Migration
11 14 (13.59%) Unix
11 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
11 14 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (12.62%) XML
13 11 (10.68%) HTTPS
13 11 (10.68%) Law
13 11 (10.68%) HP
14 10 (9.71%) DataPower
14 10 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.71%) Windows
14 10 (9.71%) AIX
14 10 (9.71%) XSLT
14 10 (9.71%) Oracle Database

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 21 (20.39%) WebSphere
2 18 (17.48%) JBoss
3 9 (8.74%) MQSeries
4 7 (6.80%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 5 (4.85%) Apache
5 5 (4.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.91%) IIS
7 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.94%) Confluence
8 2 (1.94%) nginx
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.97%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) IaaS
2 6 (5.83%) PaaS
3 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.53%) HTTP
2 11 (10.68%) HTTPS
3 9 (8.74%) FTP
4 7 (6.80%) Firewall
4 7 (6.80%) WinSCP
5 5 (4.85%) Internet
6 4 (3.88%) DNS
6 4 (3.88%) iSCSI
6 4 (3.88%) NAS
6 4 (3.88%) SAN
7 2 (1.94%) DDNS
7 2 (1.94%) DHCP
7 2 (1.94%) IPsec
7 2 (1.94%) SSL
7 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.94%) WAN
8 1 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.94%) DB2
5 2 (1.94%) MSDE
5 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.97%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Maven
2 7 (6.80%) ClearCase
2 7 (6.80%) XMLSpy
3 5 (4.85%) Ant
4 2 (1.94%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.94%) Gradle
4 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.94%) JIRA
4 2 (1.94%) Subversion
4 2 (1.94%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.97%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.97%) JUnit
General
1 31 (30.10%) Finance
2 22 (21.36%) Banking
3 11 (10.68%) Law
4 8 (7.77%) Retail
5 4 (3.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Architect
2 15 (14.56%) Developer
3 11 (10.68%) Designer
4 9 (8.74%) Consultant
4 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (7.77%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.80%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (5.83%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.85%) Administrator
8 5 (4.85%) SOA Designer
8 5 (4.85%) SOA Solution Designer
9 4 (3.88%) Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Environment Manager
9 4 (3.88%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.88%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (3.88%) Middleware Consultant
10 3 (2.91%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.27%) Web Services
2 13 (12.62%) XML
3 10 (9.71%) XSLT
4 9 (8.74%) REST
5 8 (7.77%) SOAP
5 8 (7.77%) WSDL
5 8 (7.77%) XSD
6 7 (6.80%) EDI
6 7 (6.80%) JMS
6 7 (6.80%) JSON
6 7 (6.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (6.80%) XSL
7 6 (5.83%) .NET
7 6 (5.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (4.85%) Spring
9 3 (2.91%) Spring MVC
10 2 (1.94%) Drools
10 2 (1.94%) J2EE
10 2 (1.94%) Java EE
10 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.71%) DataPower
3 8 (7.77%) SWIFT
4 6 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.91%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.91%) User Experience
7 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.94%) Physics
7 2 (1.94%) PKI
7 2 (1.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.21%) Linux
2 14 (13.59%) Unix
3 10 (9.71%) AIX
3 10 (9.71%) Windows
4 9 (8.74%) Solaris
5 8 (7.77%) HPUX
6 7 (6.80%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.88%) zOS
8 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.95%) SOA
2 27 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.45%) DevOps
4 14 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (13.59%) Migration
5 10 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.77%) High Availability
7 7 (6.80%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (6.80%) EAI
7 7 (6.80%) ETL
7 7 (6.80%) ITIL
7 7 (6.80%) Microservices
7 7 (6.80%) Network Design
7 7 (6.80%) Release Management
7 7 (6.80%) SDLC
8 6 (5.83%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.83%) Software Distribution
9 5 (4.85%) Integration Testing
9 5 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.10%) Java
2 26 (25.24%) SQL
3 7 (6.80%) C#
3 7 (6.80%) Python
4 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.91%) C++
5 3 (2.91%) Perl
5 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.94%) C
6 2 (1.94%) Jython
6 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.97%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) Degree
4 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) HL7
1 7 (6.80%) SEPA
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Docker
2 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.94%) Xen
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Puppet
2 7 (6.80%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.85%) Ansible
4 4 (3.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.88%) SCCM
4 4 (3.88%) WSUS
5 3 (2.91%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (1.94%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.94%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (24.27%) IBM
1 25 (24.27%) Oracle
2 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.68%) HP
4 7 (6.80%) Remedy
5 4 (3.88%) CA
5 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.88%) Symantec
6 3 (2.91%) VMware
7 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.94%) BMC
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco
7 2 (1.94%) Dell
7 2 (1.94%) EMC
7 2 (1.94%) Google
7 2 (1.94%) Talend
7 2 (1.94%) Teradata
7 2 (1.94%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.97%) Informatica
8 1 (0.97%) Sybase
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